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. Jan. 18, 2021Taking qubits to the next level

    Researchers have implemented a gate used in important quantum algorithms in one step on a three-level quantum system—a qutrit—for the first time.

  2. Jan. 4, 2021Questing for a quantum solution

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    In his most recent collaboration with IBM, IQC and University of Waterloo Combinatorics and Optimization faculty member David Gosset has developed classical algorithms to simulate certain restricted types of quantum computation.

  3. Dec. 18, 20202020 IQC Achievement Award winner announced

    En français

    The Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) Achievement Award is given to a University of Waterloo graduate student who studies quantum information and has achieved excellence in research. The latest winner, Michal Kononenko, talked with us about his Master’s research, keeping quantum information science relevant, and his advice for students thinking about studying in the field.

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  1. Jan. 19, 2021Fireside Chat with Shohini Ghose

    Join us for casual conversations with quantum researchers.

  2. Jan. 20, 2021IQC Student Seminar

    Please join us for a virtual seminar occurring Wednesday, January 20 at 12pm featuring Hammam Ahmed Qassim.
    The stabilizer rank of quantum states and classical simulation of quantum circuits 

  3. Jan. 26, 2021From Concept to Market: Realities of Commercializing Your Research

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    Have you considered commercializing your research? Or starting a company of your own?

    How do you turn your research into a scalable business? Learn how to navigate the transition from the lab (or whiteboard) to market and speak the language that will attract investment to your concept.

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