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The National Killam Program administered by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announces Dr. Adam Wei Tsen as the recipient of the 2024 Dorothy Killam Fellowship. This prestigious honour provides $80,000 for up to two years in support for dedicated research time to scholars “whose superior, ground-breaking, best-in-class research stands to have significant impact on a national or global scale.” 

Tsen is a professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on the study of various two-dimensional (2D) quantum materials and making new magnetically active molecules for quantum material applications, including quantum computing and quantum information.

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The Government of Canada has invested nearly $7M into quantum projects at the University of Waterloo through recently announced NSERC Alliance Grants. The grants, awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations from across the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Quantum LiDAR

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What do you do when your lab space is too small to test the distance requirements for a new long-range sensor and detector in development? Alex Maierean and Luke Neal, graduate students at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recently navigated this challenge for their latest project.

Their project is looking to advance one application of quantum sensing by incorporating techniques from quantum key distribution into light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors. These sensors are commonly used without quantum components for a wide variety of applications, including 3-dimensional imaging for self-driving vehicles, but have a very limited range and require bright laser beams with many photons to take a measurement.