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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 computing?

Start with our Quantum computing 101 page. It's a quick start guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the basic principles of quantum mechanics.

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. July 17, 2020A quantum advantage with noisy circuits

    New research shows that limited near-term quantum computers may be more powerful than they seem when solving a problem that is impossible for comparable classical computers.

  2. June 30, 2020In Memory of Tom Brzustowski

    The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is saddened by the loss of Tom  Brzustowksi.  He was a great supporter of the institute having served on our Advisory Board since 2006, including as chair from 2006-2014.     

  3. June 24, 2020IQC researcher wins Dean of Science Award

    The Dean of Science Award honours Master’s students in the Faculty of Science who demonstrate outstanding performance. We sat down with the latest winner, IQC researcher Patrick Daley from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, to learn more about his award-winning research.

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Meet our people

Jonathan Baugh

Faculty, Associate Professor

Jonathan Baugh is working toward the physical realization of quantum information processors in solid-state systems, using the property of spin to encode and manipulate quantum information.

Past work has focused on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance devices, and more recently on combined electron-nuclear spin systems and single electron spins in quantum dots.

Current visitors

until January 31, 2021
until November 30, 2020
until August 01, 2020
until July 31, 2020
until July 31, 2020
until July 06, 2020
Arjan Cornelissen is visiting today.
until June 30, 2021