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Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty positions - apply nowThe 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.

If you are new to all things quantum, you may want to see our Quantum computing 101 page. It will provide you with a quickstart guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the research that happens at IQC.

  1. Sep. 12, 2018Student wins prestigious Vanier scholarshipAndrew Cameron in his lab

    An Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) graduate student exploring quantum optics is one of Canada’s newest Vanier Scholars.

  2. Aug. 16, 2018New faculty member looks for the quantum advantageDavid Gosset

    Theorist David Gosset returns to IQC

    Former postdoctoral fellow David Gosset returns to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Aug. 14, 2018Ontario Science Centre breaks down barriers to understanding science with QUANTUM: The Exhibition and New Eyes on the Universe

    Exhibitions feature hands-on exhibits and multimedia games to engage visitors of all ages with quantum mechanics and particle astrophysics

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  1. Sep. 25, 2018Transformative Quantum Technologies Information SessionTransformative Quantum Technologies

    Interested in learning more about the Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) initiative? Attend the TQT information session from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the RAC 2 Quiet Labs foyer. Please join us to learn about TQT’s program opportunities, latest research developments and future directions.

  2. Sep. 27, 2018Space-time density matrix for continuous variables

    Tian Zhang, University of Oxford

    In ordinary, non-relativistic quantum theory, especially in quantum information, space and time are treated differently. For example, time is a parameter rather than an operator; states are defined across the whole space but only at one time, and then evolve under the prescribed dynamics. These go against our intuition from relativity. Thus, space-time density matrices have been introduced and here we discuss one of these formulations called pseudo-density matrix (PDM) which treats space and time indiscriminately.

  3. Sep. 27, 2018Quantum Frontiers Distinguished LectureWolfgang Ketterle, 2001 Nobel Laureate, stands in a lab

     Cooling close to absolute zero temperature: a recipe for discoveries

    Woflgang Ketterle, 2001 Nobel Laureate

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Meet our people

Adam Wei Tsen

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Professor Adam Wei Tsen joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor in 2016.

After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, as well as a BS in Engineering Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, he completed his PhD in Applied Physics at Cornell University under the guidance of Jiwoong Park.

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