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 quick start guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the basic principles of quantum mechanics.

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. 

  1. Oct. 17, 2019Three C&O professors are awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements

    Three C&O faculty members have been awarded 2019 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS):

  2. Oct. 2, 2019IQC researchers recognized for excellence in scientific outreach
    David Johnston Scientific Outreach Award winners Ramy Tannous and Kristine Boone

    The David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach recognizes students dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum research and science in the community. IQC is proud to announce this year's recipients, PhD students Kristine Boone and Ramy Tannous.

  3. Sep. 26, 2019Four quantum threats to our information
    IQC researcher Michele Mosca

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  1. Oct. 21 to 24, 2019Quantum Innovators in Computer Science and Mathematics
    Quantum Innovators logo

    The Quantum Innovators in Computer Science and Mathematics workshop brings together promising researchers working on theoretical aspects of quantum information and computation in computer science and mathematics. 

    Talks are open for anyone to attend.

  2. Oct. 25, 2019IQC-IRIF workshop on Quantum Algorithms and Complexity

    The one-day workshop is the third in a series that brings together researchers at Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale (IRIF), Université Paris-Diderot and the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo. It will feature a full day of talks on recent progress in quantum algorithms and complexity theory, and related areas, made by members of the two institutions, with the idea to foster collaboration.

  3. Nov. 18, 2019Lattice Gauge Quantum Field Theories in the Age of Quantum Computers

    Pavel Lougovski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Simulating real time dynamics of quantum field theories (QFTs) such as quantum chromodynamics poses a significant challenge in fundamental physics. Quantum computers may be able to help and recent progress in designing and analyzing scaling of quantum simulation algorithms for various QFTs is encouraging. In this talks we will discuss quantum and quantum-classical simulation strategies for the Schwinger model – quantum electrodynamics in 1+1 dimension.

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