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  1. June 20, 2022EvolutionQ receives $7 million in funding

    EvolutionQ, founded by Norbert Lütkenhaus, Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and IQC faculty member Michele Mosca, has secured $7 million in funding for quantum-safe cybersecurity. EvolutionQ is looking to help organizations prepare themselves for quantum computers. Their Series A financing is led by Quantonation, a Paris-based, quantum technology-focused VC fund, with support from Toronto’s The Group Ventures, to “scale up” its quantum-safe cybersecurity tech.

  2. June 17, 2022IQC student recognized with W.B. Pearson Medal for creative research

    Jie Lin, PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), earned the W.B. Pearson Medal for his PhD thesis Security Analysis of Quantum Key Distribution: Methods and Applications.

  3. June 1, 2022Christine Muschik awarded University Research Chair

    Quantum physicist Christine Muschik was named a 2022 University Research Chair at the last University Senate meeting.

    The University Research Chair award recognizes exceptional achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge. Recipients can choose to receive an annual stipend or teaching reduction of one course per year.

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  1. July 6, 2022IQC Student Seminar featuring Erickson Tjoa

    Relativistic quantum information and algebraic quantum field theory: some applications in Unruh-DeWitt qubit detector model

    In this seminar, I will talk about some applications of non-perturbative approaches in relativistic quantum information within the framework of Unruh-DeWitt (UDW) particle detector model. The UDW model captures the essential features of light-matter interaction by using a two-level quantum system (qubit) interacting with a (scalar) quantum field, in analogy with atomic dipole interacting with electromagnetic field.

  2. July 7, 2022PennyLane and the Xanadu Quantum Codebook

    Isaac De Vlugt, Xanadu

    Through this workshop, we will present Xanadu’s open-source software tool (PennyLane) and the interactive educational tool (Xanadu Quantum Codebook) for quantum computing. We will discuss how these powerful software tools can be incorporated into quantum computing research and education by going through various hands-on exercises.

  3. July 14, 2022Quantum interconnects: Storing and converting quantum information

    Julien LAURAT (ENS Paris)

    Quantum interconnects are central to the scale up of quantum information architectures. In this endeavour, I will first report on the implementation of a highly-efficient quantum memory based on a large ensemble of cold atoms. I will discuss how we implemented such efficient memories over the recent years, from typical efficiency values of about 30% in 2015 to 70% in 2018 and close to 90% in this recent work. Moreover, we used this platform to demonstrate highly efficient and reversible entanglement transfer into and out of two quantum memories.

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