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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. 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. 

  2. June 8, 2018The role of frequency-shifting in quantum scalabilityHalf-wave fencing and anti-node pinning illustration

    Researchers at IQC have developed new methods for preventing leakage errors due to cavity modes, an important obstacle in building a scalable quantum computer.

    The Digital Quantum Matter (DQM) lab, led by researcher Matteo Mariantoni, studied two frequency-shifting techniques to prevent a quantum system’s own hardware from interfering with qubit operation.

  3. May 9, 2018Kevin Resch reappointed as Canada Research ChairKevin Resch

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) reappointed Kevin Resch, interim director of IQC, as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Optical Quantum Technologies. The five-year Tier II appointment, will allow Resch and his team to bring three streams of optics research together in order accelerate the development of quantum technologies.

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  1. July 20, 2018Computational Problems Related to Open Quantum Systems

    PhD Thesis Presentation

    Candidate: Chunhao Wang

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Meet our people

Raffi Budakian

Faculty, Professor

After earning his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, Raffi Budakian was a visiting scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Centre.

The World Technology Network awarded him the World Technology Award in 2005 for his work in the detection and manipulation of electron spins. That same year Budakian joined the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Budakian joined the Institute of Quantum Computing (IQC) as the Nanotechnology (WIN) Endowed Chair in Superconductivity in Waterloo’s Physics and Astronomy Department.

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