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?

Explore Quantum 101 and learn about the basic principles of quantum mechanics, and see how quantum applications are already starting to impact and transform the way we live, work and play.

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. May 4, 2021New algorithm uses a hologram to control trapped ions

    Researchers have discovered the most precise way to control individual ions using holographic optical engineering technology.

  2. May 3, 2021IQC researchers honoured for excellence in scientific outreach

    The David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach  recognizes students dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum research and science in the community. IQC is proud to announce this year's recipients, PhD students Andrew Cameron and Connor Kapahi.

  3. Apr. 28, 2021Roadmap charts promising course for quantum nanotechnologies

    More than sixty years after Richard Feynman delivered a seminal lecture that foreshadowed the development of nanotechnologies, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Department of Chemistry faculty member Jonathan Baugh and University of New South Wales Sydney faculty member Arne Laucht served as co-editors leading the publication of a roadmap that surveys major developments in the field of quantum nanotechnologies and explores exciting avenues for further development that will help usher in the next quantum revolution.

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  1. May 12, 2021Creativity meets quantum

    We're teaming up with Social Art for a fun night of virtual painting and quantum exploration.

  2. May 20, 2021Quantum Today: New algorithm uses a hologram to control trapped ions

    Quantum Today is an exciting new seminar series that pulls its themes from recently published scientific articles. Join us as we sit down in conversation with researchers to talk about their work, what’s the impact and where their research will lead to.

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