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Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty positions - apply nowThe 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.

  1. July 19, 2017Low-temperature physics: quantum researchers collaborate in Canadian arcticQuantum in Iqaluit group photo

    by Colin Hunter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

    Cutting-edge science met centuries-old traditions when researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing trekked to the Canadian territory of Nunavut to share ideas.

  2. July 6, 2017Photon triplets pave way for multi-photon entanglementImage of quantum dot molecule

    Researchers experimentally demonstrated the creation of photon triplets, correlated by time, using a quantum dot molecule. This is the first step in generating entangled photon triplets in a solid state system, which could be useful for quantum communication protocols, as well as third-party cryptography.

  3. July 4, 2017Canada’s self-proclaimed “quantum geek,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joins IQC anniversary celebrationRaymond and Janice Laflamme at IQC's 15th anniversary dinner

    The quantum revolution is upon us and Canadians are helping lead the way,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau via video remarks at the Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) 15th anniversary celebration.

    On June 22, dignitaries and fellow scientists from around the world gathered to mark 15 years of quantum research excellence at the University of Waterloo and the leadership of Raymond Laflamme who ends his term as IQC Executive Director on June 30, 2017.

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  1. July 27, 2017PhD Thesis - Paulina Corona UgaldePaulina Corona Ugalde

    Paulina Corona Ugalde of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is defending her thesis:

    Experimental Prospects for Detecting the Quantum Nature of Spacetime

    Paulina is supervised by IQC associate Robert Mann

  2. July 27, 2017The Quantum Mechanics Golf Tournament Nine + DineThe Quantum Mechanics logo

    Come play in The Quantum Mechanics Golf Tournament and join the fight against cancer

    The Quantum Mechanics are asking for your support in the fight against cancer.

    The team, made of University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Perimeter Institute members, is participating in the Grand Ride in honour of Pearl Sullivan, Dean of Engineering and Raymond Laflamme, Executive Director of IQC at the University of Waterloo and all those in our communities who have been touched by cancer.

  3. July 28, 2017RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series

    Dimensionality-driven orthorhombic MoTe2 at room temperature.

    Joey Zhong

    We use a combination of Raman spectroscopy and transport measurements to study thin flakes of the type-II Weyl semimetal candidate MoTe2 protected from oxidation. In contrast to bulk crystals, which experience a phase transition from monoclinic to the inversion symmetry breaking, orthorhombic phase below ~250 K, we find that in moderately thin samples below 10 nm, a single orthorhombic phase exists up to and beyond room temperature.

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  1. Nov. 8, 2016Launching QUANTUM: The ExhibitionSpecial guests at the launch of QUANTUM: The Exhibition holding a sign with the hashtag #quantumkw

    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.

  2. Oct. 11, 2016Alumna Sarah Sheldon on the IBM Quantum ExperienceSarah Sheldon with the USEQIP students

    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.

  3. Sep. 27, 2016The 4th ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum Safe Cryptography, TorontoETSI/IQC workshop in progress

    Sep. 19 - Sep. 21, 2016

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Meet our people

Kazi Rajibul Islam

Faculty, Assistant Professor

K. Rajibul Islam joined the Institute for Quantum Computing in November 2016 as Assistant Professor with the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science, and is the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Quantum Information with Trapped Ions.

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