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  1. Apr. 13, 2022Celebrating World Quantum Day

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    Today marks the second annual World Quantum Day, a day dedicated to exploring and celebrating quantum. Quantum information science and technology helps us to understand our world on a fundamental level. Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) are discovering and building quantum technologies that will revolutionize areas spanning fundamental research, communication and security, healthcare and medicine, computing and technology, and beyond. 

  2. Apr. 11, 2022IQC PhD student Pablo Palacios-Avila honoured for excellence in scientific outreach

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    The David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach recognizes students dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum research and science in the community. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is proud to announce this year’s recipient, Pablo Palacios-Avila, PhD student. 

  3. Mar. 9, 2022Finetuning chemistry by quantum interference

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    Atoms and molecules are the building blocks of chemistry and are important to our understanding of the world. By cooling atoms and molecules to ultracold temperatures it opens up a new understanding of quantum chemistry. Working with nanokelvin temperatures, one billion times colder than Antarctica during winter, researchers can observe and control particles in ways not possible at room temperature. When really cold, particles behave in strange and exciting ways. Researchers are discovering unexpected results by looking at particles from a quantum perspective.

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  1. May 19, 2022IQC-QuICS Math and Computer Science Seminar

    Dequantizing the Quantum Singular Value Transformation: Hardness and Applications to Quantum Chemistry and the Quantum PCP Conjecture

    Sevag Gharibian, Paderborn University

    The Quantum Singular Value Transformation (QSVT) is a recent technique that gives a unified framework to describe most quantum algorithms discovered so far, and may lead to the development of novel quantum algorithms. In this paper we investigate the hardness of classically simulating the QSVT.

  2. June 21, 2022Quantum Perspectives: Communication

    Communication networks are an essential part of our world today, used in transactions from banking to education, global business exchanges to defence. What happens when our private information is no longer private? Powerful quantum computers will have the ability to crack the encryption of public keys that we currently use to secure our data, putting our privacy at risk.

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