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. June 11, 2021Combining classical and quantum computing opens door to new discoveries

    Researchers have discovered a new and more efficient computing method for pairing the reliability of a classical computer with the strength of a quantum system.

    This new computing method opens the door to different algorithms and experiments that bring quantum researchers closer to near-term applications and discoveries of the technology.

  2. June 7, 2021New research enables non-line-of-sight quantum communication, imaging

    Researchers have successfully transferred quantum coherence through photons scattered in free-space for the first time, enabling new research opportunities and applications in fields ranging from quantum communication to imaging and beyond.

  3. May 27, 2021Phasecraft kicks off Innovate UK-Canada project to benchmark and overcome noise and errors in near-term quantum hardware devices
    • Canada’s University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute and Quantum Benchmark, and UK’s University College London and Phasecraft collaborate on quantum error correction, error suppression and error mitigation.
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  1. June 28, 2021Non-equilibrium dynamics in lattice-confined antiferromagnetic spinor condensates

    Dr. Zihe Chen - Oklahoma State University

    A spinor Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) is highly controllable especially when combining with optical lattices. Lattice-confined spinor BEC is an ideal candidate for studying many non-equilibrium quantum dynamics since it can be easily prepared far from equilibrium. I will present the results of our experimental studies on non-equilibrium quantum spin dynamics in our spinor BEC (23Na) confined by 3D cubic optical lattices.

  2. July 8, 2021Quantum Today: A measurement-based variational quantum eigensolver

    Join Luca Dellantonio, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in conversation with scientific outreach manager John Donohue. They’ll discuss his latest journal article entitled A measurement-based variational quantum eigensolver published in Physical Review Letters on June 4.

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