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.
- Oct. 31, 2019
By cleverly manipulating two properties of a neutron beam, NIST scientists and their collaborators have created a powerful probe of materials that have complex and twisted magnetic structures.
- Oct. 17, 2019
- Oct. 15, 2019
Mária Kieferová talks quantum algorithms, studying a PhD at two universities and keeping up with industry.
- Nov. 18, 2019
Pavel Lougovski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Simulating real time dynamics of quantum field theories (QFTs) such as quantum chromodynamics poses a significant challenge in fundamental physics. Quantum computers may be able to help and recent progress in designing and analyzing scaling of quantum simulation algorithms for various QFTs is encouraging. In this talks we will discuss quantum and quantum-classical simulation strategies for the Schwinger model – quantum electrodynamics in 1+1 dimension.
- Nov. 20, 2019
Seminar featuring Bhaskaran Muralidharan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Semiconductor nanowire-superconductor hybrid systems provide a promising platform for hosting unpaired Majorana fermions and thus realizing fault-tolerant topological qubits. In this talk, starting from the basic tenets of quantum transport theory, we demonstrate how to adapt the Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function (NEGF) formalism to model quantum transport in normal (N)-superconductor (S) junctions.
- Dec. 2, 2019
Ivan Deutsch, University of New Mexico
Atomic spins are natural carriers of quantum information given their long coherence time and our capabilities to coherently control and measure them with magneto-optical fields. In this seminar I will describe two paradigms for quantum information processing with ensembles of spin in cold atoms. The strong electric dipole-dipole interactions arising when atoms are excited to high-lying Rydberg states is a powerful method for designing entangling interactions in neutral atoms.