Alumni

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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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Open Quantum Computing, One Atom at a Time

Rajibul Islam
Faculty, Institute for Quantum Computing
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo
Co-founder, Open Quantum Design

Quantum-Nano Centre, 200 University Ave West, Room QNC 0101 Waterloo, ON CA N2L 3G1

Quantum computing promises to advance our computational abilities significantly in many high-impact research areas. In this period of rapid development, the experimental capabilities needed to build quantum computing devices and prototypes are highly specialized and often difficult to access. In this public talk, we'll discuss how to build quantum computing devices one atom a time using the ion-trap approach. We'll show how we build quantum bits out of individually isolated atoms, explore how we use them to simulate other complex systems, and showcase how we're building open-access hardware to advance research in this exciting field.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Quantum LiDAR

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What do you do when your lab space is too small to test the distance requirements for a new long-range sensor and detector in development? Alex Maierean and Luke Neal, graduate students at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recently navigated this challenge for their latest project.

Their project is looking to advance one application of quantum sensing by incorporating techniques from quantum key distribution into light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors. These sensors are commonly used without quantum components for a wide variety of applications, including 3-dimensional imaging for self-driving vehicles, but have a very limited range and require bright laser beams with many photons to take a measurement.

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Federal funding will accelerate quantum startups’ products and solutions for domestic and global markets.

The Government of Canada announced on February 22 it is investing more than $17.2 million in funding through the Regional Quantum Initiative to support startup companies in Southern Ontario’s quantum technology sector, including two companies that have spun out from the University of Waterloo, High Q Technologies Inc., with an investment of $3.7 million and Foqus Technologies Inc., with an investment of $601,975.  

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Researchers from IQC, MIT, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a technique for better identification and control of microscopic defects in diamond, as detailed in PRX Quantum, paving the way for the creation of larger qubit systems for enhanced quantum sensing. This breakthrough, led by Alexandre Cooper-Roy, represents a significant advancement in quantum sensing, offering potential revolutionary impacts across various industries and scientific fields.

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Congratulations to Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) faculty members Dr. David Cory, Dr. Thomas Jennewein and Dr. Chris Wilson, who have each received approximately $3 million in funding for advancing their research into the real-world applications of quantum technology.