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. Dec. 12, 2019Building a better clock
    IQC researcher Alexandre Cooper-Roy

    The best clocks in the world can keep time so accurately that they only lose one second in millions or even billions of years. Yet, researchers are still fervently pursuing ever better clocks. Once a certain threshold of clock accuracy and stability is crossed, it will open up tremendous opportunities to understand the universe and to develop quantum technologies like accelerometers, gravimeters, and communication systems.

  2. Dec. 4, 2019A new carbon nanotube-based filter for quantum computing applications
    Carbon nanotube-based filter

  3. Nov. 25, 2019Benchmarking scalability and performance of quantum computers
    IQC faculty members Joel Wallman and Joseph Emerson at the offices of Quantum Benchmark

    Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have demonstrated a new method, called cycle benchmarking, to assess scalability and compare capabilities of different quantum computer platforms.

    The finding leads the way towards establishing standards for quantum computing performance and strengthens the global effort to build a large-scale, practical quantum computer.

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  1. Dec. 17, 2019Study of Several Quantum Devices

    Rui Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

    In this talk Dr. Yang will talk about a few quantum devices studied during past years. In the first half, Dr. Yang will talk about his research on nanodevices made of 2d materials. The focus will be on the study of the magnetic impurities in graphene by phase coherent transport. In the second half, the talk will focus on Dr. Yang’s research on the superconducting quantum computation system. The focus will be on the study of a broad-band Josephson Parametric Amplifier.

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