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. 18, 2017
Quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence, quantum-safe cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems all rely on the power of quantum computing.
A team of researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have taken a step closer to realizing the powerful possibilities of a universal quantum computer. The Laboratory for Digital Quantum Matter, led by faculty member Matteo Mariantoni, is developing technologies for extensible quantum computing architectures based on superconducting quantum devices.
- Sep. 14, 2017
New research chair in quantum error correction demonstrates continued leadership by IQC and Waterloo in the pursuit of a quantum computer and in the development of other quantum technologies.
WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, September 14) The University of Waterloo, in collaboration with Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis, has launched a new $8-million research chair to further solidify Waterloo’s leadership in quantum information research.
- Aug. 24, 2017
Annual conference held at Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing
It’s well-known that more diversity among scientists will mean better outcomes for society.
And while passion will ultimately help scientists who belong to a marginalized group, women and others will also need a strong support network, role models and a good relationship with an academic supervisor, according to female scientists who shared their experiences at the recent Women in Physics Canada (WIPC) conference held at Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing.
- Sep. 18 to 21, 2017
The Quantum Innovators in Computer Science and Mathematics workshop brings together promising young researchers working on theoretical aspects of quantum information and computation in computer science and mathematics.
- Sep. 22, 2017
Producing Polarization Entangled States Using a Bright Single Photon Source
Morgan Mastrovich, Master's Student
- Sep. 25, 2017
Daniel Tennant - University of Texas, Austin
I will report on dynamical magnetic susceptibility measurements of
both bulk and thin film samples of the spin glass Copper Manganese.
By studying the Thermoremanent Magnetization (TRM) of multi-layer thin
films of various thicknesses, we are able to show the maximum energy
barrier encountered during correlated spin flip transitions is cut off
by the thickness of the film and is independent of temperature. The
- Nov. 8, 2016
On August 30, Martin Laforest wrote a blog post about how to create a 4,000 square foot museum exhibition about an invisible science. That exhibition, QUANTUM: The Exhibition, came to life at THEMUSEUM for an invitation-only premiere on October 13, 2016 and then for the general public the next day.
- Oct. 11, 2016
On Tuesday, June 7, 24 students attending the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) used the IBM Quantum Experience to test algorithms that they were learning about in the classroom. Former IQC PhD student, Dr. Sarah Sheldon, now a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, introduced the students to the platform, assisted them in working through examples and described the inner workings of IBM’s quantum processor.
- Sep. 27, 2016
Sep. 19 - Sep. 21, 2016