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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. May 17, 2017Four IQC researchers granted Early Researcher Awards

    The Government of Ontario announced Michal Bajcsy, Guo-Xing Miao, Michael Reimer and Na Young Kim, all faculty members at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, as winners of Early Researcher Awards.

  2. May 10, 2017Violating Bell’s inequality with nanoscale light sourcesTapered nanowire growth

    IQC faculty member Michael Reimer was part of an international team that achieved the first violation of Bell’s inequality in a photonic nanostructure with enhanced light extraction efficiency.

  3. May 9, 2017New causal structures only found in the quantum world L to R: Kevin Resch, Robert Spekkens, Katja Ried and Jean-Philippe MacLean

    Last year, research from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) showed that in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation. This line of research has now expanded to the question of whether there are types of causal structures that exist in the quantum world but not in the classical world of our everyday lives.

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  1. May 31, 2017Special seminar: Edward Tang

    Superconducting Resonator with Composite Film for Quantum Information

    Edward Tang, IQC

    The full manipulation of a quantum system can endow us with the power of computing in exponentially increased state space without exponential growth of physical resources. In this thesis, we are dedicated to the developments in superconducting devices and layout design for their future applications in large-scale quantum computation.

  2. June 1, 2017Special seminar: Joel Klassen

    Existence and Uniqueness in the Quantum Marginal Problem

    Joel Klassen, IQC

    The quantum marginal problem asks whether a family of quantum marginals are compatible with a global quantum state. It is of central importance to a wide range of topics in both quantum many body physics and quantum information. Often it can be the case that when a family of quantum marginals are compatible with a global quantum state, that global state is unique.

  3. June 2, 2017RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series

    Simulation of III-V Nanowires for Infrared Photodetection

    Khalifa M. Azizur-Rahman, McMaster University

    The absorptance in vertical nanowire (nw) arrays is typically dominated by three optical phenomena: radial mode resonances, near-field evanescent wave coupling, and Fabry–Perot (F-P) mode resonances. The contribution of these optical phenomena to GaAs, InP and InAs nw absorptance was simulated using the finite element method. The study compared the absorptance between finite and semi-infinite nws with varying geometrical parameters, including the nw diameter (D), array period (P), and nw length (L).

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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

Jon Yard

Associate Professor, Faculty

Jon Yard joined the Institute for Quantum Computing in September 2016 as Associate Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Mathematics and as an Associate Faculty member with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI).

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