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 quickstart guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the research that happens at IQC.
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. 29, 2018
Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a highly robust method for structuring light and matter waves, enhancing the powerful probing ability of neutrons.
- Oct. 18, 2018
Quantum computers can solve a linear algebra problem faster than classical computers, according to a new study published in Science. The finding proves that constant-depth quantum circuits are more powerful than their classical counterparts, and provides a new sense of how quantum technology will be a key to more powerful computing.
- Oct. 17, 2018
A step further for secure quantum communication and scalable quantum computing
A team of researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) generated three-photon entanglement on a superconducting chip using a new, scalable technique.
The experiment, published in Physical Review Applied, could lead to advances in quantum communication protocols like secret sharing and in quantum computing power.
- Dec. 10, 2018
Justin Thaler, Georgetown University
The quantum query complexity of a function f measures how many bits of the input a quantum computer must look at in order to compute f.
- Dec. 13, 2018
Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute
Observations reveal the cosmos to be astonishingly simple, and yet deeply puzzling, on the largest accessible scales. Why is it so nearly symmetrical? Why is there a cosmological constant (or dark energy) and what fixes its value? How did everything we see emerge from a singular “point” in the past?
- Dec. 14, 2018
Wavelength selective thermal emitters using nitride quantum wells and photonic crystals
Dr. Dongyeon Daniel Kang, Kyoto University
Wavelength selective thermal emitters are highly desired for the development of the compact/energy-efficient spectroscopic sensing systems capable of detecting various gases such as COx, CH4, and NOx, which are strongly needed in environmental science, medical care, and other industrial applications. In addition, for the latter applications, dynamic control of thermal emission intensity is important for such emitters because synchronous detection can increase the signal-to-noise ratio significantly.