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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. Aug. 16, 2018New faculty member looks for the quantum advantageDavid Gosset

    Theorist David Gosset returns to IQC

    Former postdoctoral fellow David Gosset returns to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Aug. 14, 2018Ontario Science Centre breaks down barriers to understanding science with QUANTUM: The Exhibition and New Eyes on the Universe

    Exhibitions feature hands-on exhibits and multimedia games to engage visitors of all ages with quantum mechanics and particle astrophysics

  3. July 16, 2018Quantum startup launches True-Q software systemQuantum Benchmark logo

    Quantum Benchmark, a spin-off company from research performed at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), announced today the commercial launch of its True-QTM software system. 

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  1. Aug. 22, 2018Are you interested in creating the quantum industry?

    Speaker: Christopher Erven, IQC alumnus

    The Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) is a world-first incubator for quantum-based technology innovators. Its vision is to educate and create the quantum entrepreneurs of the future who will be the foundation, pillars, and growth of the UK’s and the Global Quantum Industry. Its mission is to develop the thought leaders and entrepreneurs who will take quantum technologies out of the lab and into the real world.

  2. Aug. 24, 2018RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series

    Security Proof for Discrete-Modulated Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution

    Speaker: Twesh Upadhyaya

  3. Sep. 10, 2018Design and characterization of rare-earth-activated materials for quantum and classical information processing

    Charles W. Thiel​, Montana State University

    Colloquium

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Meet our people

Debbie Leung

Faculty, University Research Chair

Debbie joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo in 2005. Before that, she was a Tolman postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Quantum Information, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), after spending four months at the Workshop on Quantum Computation, September-December, 2002, at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, and a two-year stay at the Physics of Information group at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, 2000-2002.

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