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Each year, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) invites top undergraduate students from around the world to the University of Waterloo for the opportunity to immerse themselves in quantum information science and technology. This program, the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP), provides participants with lectures on quantum information theory and experimental approaches to quantum devices, as well as over 30 hours of hands-on laboratory and experimental exploration.

A new collaboration between researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, SNOLAB near Sudbury, Ontario, and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has been awarded a new grant to investigate the impact of radiation and cosmic rays on quantum technologies.

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A commonly researched method of quantum cryptography is quantum key distribution (QKD). In this method, quantum states are used to generate secret keys which can then be used for secure communication between two users. Due to the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, the QKD protocols produce keys that can be guaranteed as secure from eavesdroppers, thus also ensuring the security of the subsequent communication using the secret keys.

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SoftwareQ, a company founded by Dr. Michele Mosca, IQC faculty member and professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo, and Dr. Vlad Gheorghiu, IQC affiliate member and alumnus, has been awarded up to $419,200 in funding for a new collaboration with Nu Quantum, a leading quantum networking company in the United Kingdom.

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Four University of Waterloo researchers, including Dr. Michael Reimer, a faculty member at the Institute for Quantum Computing and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were awarded funding earlier this month from the Ontario government for innovative research that ranges from cleaning up arsenic-laden mine waste, treating potential virus outbreaks, and using artificial intelligence to protect valuable financial data.

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University of Waterloo researchers combine Nobel prize winning concepts to achieve scientific breakthrough.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have brought together two Nobel prize winning research concepts to advance the field of quantum communication.

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The National Killam Program administered by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announces Dr. Adam Wei Tsen as the recipient of the 2024 Dorothy Killam Fellowship. This prestigious honour provides $80,000 for up to two years in support for dedicated research time to scholars “whose superior, ground-breaking, best-in-class research stands to have significant impact on a national or global scale.” 

Tsen is a professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on the study of various two-dimensional (2D) quantum materials and making new magnetically active molecules for quantum material applications, including quantum computing and quantum information.

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The Government of Canada has invested nearly $7M into quantum projects at the University of Waterloo through recently announced NSERC Alliance Grants. The grants, awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations from across the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.