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?

Explore Quantum 101 and learn about the basic principles of quantum mechanics, and see how quantum applications are already starting to impact and transform the way we live, work and play.

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. June 7, 2021New research enables non-line-of-sight quantum communication, imaging

    Researchers have successfully transferred quantum coherence through photons scattered in free-space for the first time, enabling new research opportunities and applications in fields ranging from quantum communication to imaging and beyond.

  2. May 27, 2021Phasecraft kicks off Innovate UK-Canada project to benchmark and overcome noise and errors in near-term quantum hardware devices
    • Canada’s University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute and Quantum Benchmark, and UK’s University College London and Phasecraft collaborate on quantum error correction, error suppression and error mitigation.
  3. May 17, 2021IQC researchers observe unprecedented Hall effect

    Researchers studying two-dimensional crystalline materials have observed an electromagnetic effect, called the nonlinear anomalous Hall effect, of unprecedented size. Their finding opens the door to exploring other quantum materials using their techniques and hints at promising applications in spintronic devices.

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  1. June 15, 2021IQC-QuICS Math and Computer Science Seminar

    Fermion Sampling: A robust quantum advantage scheme using fermionic linear optics and magic input states
    Michal Oszmaniec, Warsaw University of Technology 

  2. June 16, 2021IQC Student Seminar featuring Wan Cong

    An optomechanical cavendish experiment 

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