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.
- Dec. 4, 2019
- Nov. 25, 2019
Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have demonstrated a new method, called cycle benchmarking, to assess scalability and compare capabilities of different quantum computer platforms.
The finding leads the way towards establishing standards for quantum computing performance and strengthens the global effort to build a large-scale, practical quantum computer.
- 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.
- Dec. 10, 2019
Natalie Klco - Institute for Nuclear Theory, The University of Washington
In current classical calculations of quantum many-body systems, the exponentially-growing framework of modern quantum mechanics dictates that a large portion of the universe is required to calculate properties of an infinitesimal version of itself. This fundamental resource requirement suggests that simulating the complexity of quantum systems with purely classical devices is simply not natural.
- Dec. 11, 2019
The interplay of strain, pressure, superconductivity, and topology in Weyl semimetal MoTe2
"Topological classification of materials has revolutionized condensed matter physics over the last decade and lead to a vast array of predicted novel technologies relying on topological electronic states. The search for novel topological semimetals and superconductors is particularly interesting, and the transition metal dichalcogenides are promising hosts of these states.