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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.

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What is quantum computing? Start with our Quantum computing 101 page. It's a quickstart guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the research that happens at IQC.

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. 12, 2018Graduate students recognized for excellence in research and scientific outreach

    Three graduate students were recognized for exceptional achievement in research and for outstanding commitment to scientific outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

  2. Oct. 2, 2018Waterloo professor awarded 2018 Nobel Prize in PhysicsDonna Strickland in the lab

    The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) congratulates Donna Strickland, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving the 2018 Nobel Prize for her research in the field of laser physics.

    “I am beyond thrilled to congratulate my colleague Donna Strickland,” said Raymond Laflamme, founding director of IQC. “Her ground-breaking work has propelled research in this field forward, leading to discoveries and applications in laser physics and enabling experiments in other areas, including quantum information.”

  3. Oct. 1, 2018Quantum Shorts film festival open for entriesVideo camera with logo for Quantum Shorts

    Lights, camera, action! The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is once again partnering with the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore for the Quantum Shorts Film Festival.

    Amateur and professional filmmakers are invited to submit entries up to five minutes in length that use quantum physics as a springboard for their narrative or concept.  

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  1. Oct. 19, 2018RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series

    The study of high-efficiency magnetization reversal using spin-orbit coupling

    Dongseuk Kim, Quantum Technology Institute, KRISS, South Korea

    In recent years, the magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) have been attracting attention as a next generation memory device due to their fast switching speed and non-volatility characteristics. The biggest challenge for the switching device using a magnetic material is an easy magnetization reversal.

  2. Oct. 29, 2018Trapped Ion Experiments at Sandia National Laboratories

    Susan Clark, Sandia National Laboratories

    Sandia National Laboratories is a multidisciplinary National Laboratory in the United States dedicated to developing advanced technologies. Here, I will explain the ongoing work in quantum information science using trapped ions. In particular, I will describe requirements of surface ion traps fabricated at Sandia’s MESA facility.

  3. Nov. 2, 2018RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series

    Topological cavity states in two-dimensional photonic/phononic chips

    Jian-Hua Jiang, School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University

    Topological insulators are electronic systems with an insulating bulk and topologically protected boundary states. Conventional 2D topological insulators induce 1D edge states. Recent studies indicate that lower-dimensional topological states are also possible in electronic systems, which, however, has been confirmed only in Bismuth in experiments [1].

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Meet our people

Jonathan Baugh

Faculty, Associate Professor

Jonathan Baugh is working toward the physical realization of quantum information processors in solid-state systems, using the property of spin to encode and manipulate quantum information.

Past work has focused on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance devices, and more recently on combined electron-nuclear spin systems and single electron spins in quantum dots.

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