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 quick start guide on quantum computing to help you understand some of the basic principles of quantum mechanics.
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. 17, 2019
- Oct. 2, 2019
The David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach recognizes students dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum research and science in the community. IQC is proud to announce this year's recipients, PhD students Kristine Boone and Ramy Tannous.
- Sep. 26, 2019
- Oct. 21 to 24, 2019
The Quantum Innovators in Computer Science and Mathematics workshop brings together promising researchers working on theoretical aspects of quantum information and computation in computer science and mathematics.
Talks are open for anyone to attend.
- Oct. 25, 2019
The one-day workshop is the third in a series that brings together researchers at Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale (IRIF), Université Paris-Diderot and the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo. It will feature a full day of talks on recent progress in quantum algorithms and complexity theory, and related areas, made by members of the two institutions, with the idea to foster collaboration.
- Oct. 28, 2019
Fabio Cicoira - L'École Polytechnique
Organic electronics, based on semiconducting and conducting polymers, have been extensively investigated in the past decades and have found commercial applications in lighting panels, smartphone and TV screens using OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes). Many other applications are foreseen to reach the commercial maturity in the future in areas such as transistors, sensors and photovoltaics.