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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.

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. 

  1. Mar. 9, 2020New software combines quantum and classical machine learning

    En français.

    Five University of Waterloo students have teamed up with Google to develop software to accelerate machine learning using quantum science.

    The collaborative effort resulted in the creation of an open-source hybrid quantum-classical machine learning software platform, called TensorFlow Quantum.

  2. Feb. 27, 2020Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three

    En français.

    Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurence of directly splitting one photon into three.

  3. Jan. 29, 2020New research vets protocols for affordable, secure communication on optical networks

    En français.

    Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) reserachers have develop a new tool for evaluating the security of a broad class of protocols that can take advantage of existing telecom infrastructure to deploy large quantum-secured communication networks in the near future.

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