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.
- Jan. 18, 2021
Researchers have implemented a gate used in important quantum algorithms in one step on a three-level quantum system—a qutrit—for the first time.
- Jan. 4, 2021
In his most recent collaboration with IBM, IQC and University of Waterloo Combinatorics and Optimization faculty member David Gosset has developed classical algorithms to simulate certain restricted types of quantum computation.
- Dec. 18, 2020
The Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) Achievement Award is given to a University of Waterloo graduate student who studies quantum information and has achieved excellence in research. The latest winner, Michal Kononenko, talked with us about his Master’s research, keeping quantum information science relevant, and his advice for students thinking about studying in the field.
- Jan. 19, 2021
Join us for casual conversations with quantum researchers.
- Jan. 20, 2021
Please join us for a virtual seminar occurring Wednesday, January 20 at 12pm featuring Hammam Ahmed Qassim.
The stabilizer rank of quantum states and classical simulation of quantum circuits
- Jan. 26, 2021
Have you considered commercializing your research? Or starting a company of your own?
How do you turn your research into a scalable business? Learn how to navigate the transition from the lab (or whiteboard) to market and speak the language that will attract investment to your concept.