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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.

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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. 

  1. Oct. 18, 2018Constant-time quantum computers more powerful than classical counterpartsScientists prove there are certain problems that require only a fixed circuit depth when done on a quantum computer no matter ho

    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.

  2. Oct. 17, 2018Generating multiphoton entanglement on a superconducting chip

    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.

  3. Oct. 12, 2018Graduate students recognized for excellence in research and scientific outreach

    Three graduate students were recognized for exceptional achievement in research and for outstanding commitment to scientific outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

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  1. Oct. 29, 2018Trapped Ion Experiments at Sandia National Laboratories

    Susan Clark, Sandia National Laboratories

    Sandia National Laboratories is a multidisciplinary National Laboratory in the United States dedicated to developing advanced technologies. Here, I will explain the ongoing work in quantum information science using trapped ions. In particular, I will describe requirements of surface ion traps fabricated at Sandia’s MESA facility.

  2. Nov. 2, 2018RAC1 Journal Club/Seminar Series

    Topological cavity states in two-dimensional photonic/phononic chips

    Jian-Hua Jiang, School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University

    Topological insulators are electronic systems with an insulating bulk and topologically protected boundary states. Conventional 2D topological insulators induce 1D edge states. Recent studies indicate that lower-dimensional topological states are also possible in electronic systems, which, however, has been confirmed only in Bismuth in experiments [1].

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Meet our people

Jonathan Baugh

Faculty, Associate Professor

Jonathan Baugh is working toward the physical realization of quantum information processors in solid-state systems, using the property of spin to encode and manipulate quantum information.

Past work has focused on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance devices, and more recently on combined electron-nuclear spin systems and single electron spins in quantum dots.

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