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.
- July 9, 2019
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.
- July 3, 2019
- June 19, 2019
- July 19, 2019
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.
- July 22, 2019
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.
- July 25, 2019
Quantum Algorithmic Techniques for Fault-tolerant Quantum Computers