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.
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.
- Sep. 12, 2018
An Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) graduate student exploring quantum optics is one of Canada’s newest Vanier Scholars.
- Aug. 16, 2018
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.
- Aug. 14, 2018
Exhibitions feature hands-on exhibits and multimedia games to engage visitors of all ages with quantum mechanics and particle astrophysics
- Sep. 25, 2018
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.
- Sep. 27, 2018
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.
- Sep. 27, 2018
Cooling close to absolute zero temperature: a recipe for discoveries
Woflgang Ketterle, 2001 Nobel Laureate