Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Computing
The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo. The research happening at IQC harnesses the quantum laws of nature in order to develop powerful new technologies and drive future economies.
What is quantum computing? Start with our Quantum computing 101 page. It's a quickstart guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the research that happens at IQC.
Delivering on the quantum promise: The Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) program at the University of Waterloo aims to advance the use of quantum mechanics from laboratory curiosity to an impactful device.
- Oct. 12, 2018
Three graduate students were recognized for exceptional achievement in research and for outstanding commitment to scientific outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).
- Oct. 2, 2018
The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) congratulates Donna Strickland, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving the 2018 Nobel Prize for her research in the field of laser physics.
“I am beyond thrilled to congratulate my colleague Donna Strickland,” said Raymond Laflamme, founding director of IQC. “Her ground-breaking work has propelled research in this field forward, leading to discoveries and applications in laser physics and enabling experiments in other areas, including quantum information.”
- Oct. 1, 2018
Lights, camera, action! The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is once again partnering with the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore for the Quantum Shorts Film Festival.
Amateur and professional filmmakers are invited to submit entries up to five minutes in length that use quantum physics as a springboard for their narrative or concept.
- Oct. 19, 2018
The study of high-efficiency magnetization reversal using spin-orbit coupling
Dongseuk Kim, Quantum Technology Institute, KRISS, South Korea
In recent years, the magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) have been attracting attention as a next generation memory device due to their fast switching speed and non-volatility characteristics. The biggest challenge for the switching device using a magnetic material is an easy magnetization reversal.
- Oct. 29, 2018
Susan Clark, Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is a multidisciplinary National Laboratory in the United States dedicated to developing advanced technologies. Here, I will explain the ongoing work in quantum information science using trapped ions. In particular, I will describe requirements of surface ion traps fabricated at Sandia’s MESA facility.
- Nov. 2, 2018
Topological cavity states in two-dimensional photonic/phononic chips
Jian-Hua Jiang, School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University
Topological insulators are electronic systems with an insulating bulk and topologically protected boundary states. Conventional 2D topological insulators induce 1D edge states. Recent studies indicate that lower-dimensional topological states are also possible in electronic systems, which, however, has been confirmed only in Bismuth in experiments .