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.
If you are new to all things quantum, you may want to see our Quantum computing 101 page. It will provide you with a quickstart guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the research that happens at IQC.
- Nov. 8, 2017
Experiment finds way to increase photon efficiency for quantum communications
A team of researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) demonstrated a new type of on-demand single photon generator that can shape photons to increase their efficiency when used in a quantum network.
Next-generation communication networks will rely on the transmission of quantum information. Single photons, as carriers of quantum information, will play an integral role in building these future networks.
- Nov. 3, 2017
The Quantum Quest Seed Fund seeks applications from the broader university community to promote the development and application of new ideas in quantum devices. Funded through the Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) initiative, seed grants will be awarded to Waterloo researchers new to the quantum community and with opportunities to apply quantum properties in new or existing systems.
- Oct. 17, 2017
Faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is recognized for his “pioneering theoretical contributions to the fields of quantum secure communications and optical quantum information processing.”
- Nov. 27, 2017
Colloquium: Zhengcheng Gu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Searching for p+ip topological superconducting (SC) state has become a fascinating subject in condensed matter physics, as a dream application awaits in topological quantum computation. In this talk, I will report the theoretical discovery of a p+ip SC ground state (coexisting with ferromagnetic order) in honeycomb lattice Hubbard model with infinite repulsive interaction at low doping(< 0.2), by using both the state-of-art Grassmann tensor product state(GTPS) approach and a quantum field theory approach.
- Dec. 4, 2017
PhD Thesis Presentation
Corey Rae McRae
- Dec. 14, 2017
Speaker: Neil Henderson
- Nov. 8, 2016
On August 30, Martin Laforest wrote a blog post about how to create a 4,000 square foot museum exhibition about an invisible science. That exhibition, QUANTUM: The Exhibition, came to life at THEMUSEUM for an invitation-only premiere on October 13, 2016 and then for the general public the next day.
- Oct. 11, 2016
On Tuesday, June 7, 24 students attending the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) used the IBM Quantum Experience to test algorithms that they were learning about in the classroom. Former IQC PhD student, Dr. Sarah Sheldon, now a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, introduced the students to the platform, assisted them in working through examples and described the inner workings of IBM’s quantum processor.
- Sep. 27, 2016
Sep. 19 - Sep. 21, 2016