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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. 16, 2018PhD Thesis PresentationDaniel Puzzuoli

    Entanglement in single-shot quantum channel discrimination

    PhD candidate: Daniel Puzzuoli
    Supervisor: John Watrous

    Thesis available from MGO - mgo@uwaterloo.ca

  2. 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.

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

    Security Proof for Discrete-Modulated Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution

    Speaker: Twesh Upadhyaya

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Meet our people

Vern Paulsen

Faculty, Professor
Vern Paulsen received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1977. He spent two years at the University of Kansas before moving to the University of Houston. In 1996, he became a John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the Department of Mathematics.

He has written four graduate level texts in mathematics, published over 100 research articles, and won several teaching awards.

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