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Welcome to the Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty positions - apply nowThe 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.

  1. Jan. 2, 2018Pioneer of quantum information research appointed to Order of CanadaRaymond Laflamme

    An Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) researcher has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his significant scientific and leadership contributions to the country, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada announced.

  2. Dec. 21, 2017QUANTUM: The Exhibition takes centre stage at newly reopened Canada Science and Technology Museum

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario) – An exhibition on quantum technologies from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is captivating curious minds at the newly reopened Canada Science and Technology Museum.

  3. Dec. 19, 2017Canadian Space Agency awards IQC $1.5M for encryption mission

    The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is awarding $1.5 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) to lead the science of a mission called the Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat), which will protect the communications and data of Canadians on Earth and in space.

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  1. Jan. 18, 2018CryptoWorks21 - Don't mess with my code

    Speaker: Heather Hoff

    Abstract: Software is a key asset of any new business. How do you protect the results of weeks or months of hard labour? Who owns the software and how do I mange its development to ensure its inherent value is maintained? Should I use Open Source, or even contribute to Open Source? What are the benefits and how does this measure up against the risks?

  2. Jan. 25, 2018TQT Lunch and Learn: Startup 101

    On Thursday, January 25, 2018, Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) will host a Lunch and Learn on the topic of startups. 

    The event will feature a panel of four speakers who will share their perspective on startup formation and resources. Each panelist will provide a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session.

    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    12:15PM - 1:45PM
    QNC 1501

  3. Feb. 15, 2018CryptoWorks21 - Playing nice in the sandbox

    Speaker: Viona Duncan

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  1. Nov. 8, 2016Launching QUANTUM: The ExhibitionSpecial guests at the launch of QUANTUM: The Exhibition holding a sign with the hashtag #quantumkw

    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.

  2. Oct. 11, 2016Alumna Sarah Sheldon on the IBM Quantum ExperienceSarah Sheldon with the USEQIP students

    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.

  3. Sep. 27, 2016The 4th ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum Safe Cryptography, TorontoETSI/IQC workshop in progress

    Sep. 19 - Sep. 21, 2016

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Meet our people

Matteo Mariantoni

Faculty, Assistant Professor

Matteo Mariantoni received a Master of Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. After completing his doctorate at both the Walther-Meissner-Institute for Low Temperature Research and the Technical University of Munich in 2009, Mariantoni was awarded the Elings Prize Fellowship in Science of the California NanoSystem Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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