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. Oct. 20, 2020IQC faculty honoured with President’s Excellence in Research awards

    Four faculty members at the Institute for Quantum Computing received President’s Excellence in Research awards for their research achievements that were recognized by national or international foundations, associations and institutions.

  2. Oct. 13, 2020International Quantum Shorts film festival opens for entries

    Calling for films that fit quantum stories into five minutes

    Can you show us the world through a quantum lens? The Quantum Shorts film festival is returning with a new call for entries. The international contest seeks films up to five minutes long that draw inspiration from the quantum world.

    The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is proud to once again be a scientific partner in the annual Quantum Shorts competition.

  3. Oct. 2, 2020Inaugural winner of Laflamme and Gregson award for women in quantum information science announced

    Cindy Yang is the winner of the inaugural Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science.

    Yang, a new Master of Applied Science student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (quantum information) has a passion for acoustic and superconducting waves who discovered quantum information science while learning how to make photonic devices. She was instantly intrigued by the possibilities that quantum research offered her.

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  1. Oct. 27 to 28, 2020ETSI-IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Virtual Executive Conference

    The Virtual Executive Conference debating on the state of the quantum threat and quantum risk management is organized in partnership with the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and TelecomTV .

  2. Nov. 24, 2020Fireside Chat
    Fireside chat with David Gosset

    Join us for casual conversations with researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

    Professor David Gosset - Tuesday, November 24, 7:00 p.m.

    For our fourth Fireside Chat, we welcome Professor David Gosset of the Institute for Quantum Computing and the University of Waterloo's Department of Combinatorics & Optimization.

    David Gosset joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo on August 1, 2018.

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