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 9, 2019IQC researcher wins Dean of Science Award
    IQC PhD student Sainath Motlakunta

    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 in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, IQC researcher Sainath Motlakunta, to learn more about his award-winning research.

  2. July 3, 2019Researchers uncover path to perfect photon entanglement 
    IQC researcher Michael Reimer

  3. June 19, 2019Honeywell funding launches QEYSSat into orbit
    Thomas Jennewein QEYSSat satellite project

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  1. July 19, 2019PADQOC, high-performance solver for Quantum Optimal Control

    Michael Chen

    Designing control pulses to generate desired unitary evolution subjugated to experimental constraints (e.g., decoherence time, bandwidth) is a common task for quantum platforms, these type of problems are often addressed in the context of quantum optimal control. Parallel Automatic Differentiation Quantum Optimal Control (PADQOC) is an open-source, Python based general quantum optimal control solver built on top of Tensorflow 2. It is designed to be fast, extensible and useful for controlling general quantum systems.

  2. July 22, 2019Superfluids of light

    David Snoke University of Pittsburgh

    It is possible to engineer the properties of photons in an optical medium to have an effective mass and repulsive interactions so that they act like a gas of atoms. These "renormalized photons" are called polaritons. In the past decade, several experiments have demonstrated many of the canonical effects of Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of polaritons.

  3. July 25, 2019PhD Defence

    Quantum Algorithmic Techniques for Fault-tolerant Quantum Computers

    Maria Kieferova

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