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Over the past two weeks, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) hosted the 16th annual Quantum School for Young Students (QSYS) session, welcoming high school students from around the world into our buildings, our labs, and our community. 

In celebration of the International Day of Light on May 16th, Dr. Katanya Kuntz from the IQC will be joining Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants to talk about what light is really made of, how to catch a photon in the sky, and how this technology can be used to keep our communication safe and secure. Katanya coordinates the Science Team for the Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat) mission, which is building a satellite that can detect individual particles of light called photons sent from the ground to outer space.

Quantum mechanics helps us understand what happens below what a microscope can see, describing the world of atoms, electrons, photons, and more. In celebration of World Quantum Day on April 14th, Dr. John Donohue from the Institute for Quantum Computing will sit down with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants to explore quantum science and its applications, from light particles and electron waves to superconductors and quantum computers.



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Dr. Raymond Laflamme, founding director of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, has been named Chair of the National Quantum Strategy’s (NQS) Quantum Advisory Council. The announcement was made today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Laflamme will work in close collaboration with fellow Chair Dr. Stephanie Simmons, Chief Quantum Officer of Photonic and IQC affiliate. 


Meet graduate student researchers from science, engineering, and mathematics and hear how they discovered quantum information science, found their way into research, and how the skills they gained in their undergraduate studies are helping them develop the next generation of quantum technology.


EvolutionQ, a leading quantum-safe cybersecurity company founded and led by Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing Norbert Lütkenhaus, and IQC faculty member Michele Mosca, recently announced their latest partnership with SandboxAQ, an enterprise Saas company. This partnership was formed in relation to evolutionQ’s Series A funding and its recent grant of $7 million in funding, which will help organizations like SandboxAQ prepare for quantum computers.  

EvolutionQ, founded by Norbert Lütkenhaus, Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and IQC faculty member Michele Mosca, has secured $7 million in funding for quantum-safe cybersecurity. EvolutionQ is looking to help organizations prepare themselves for quantum computers. Their Series A financing is led by Quantonation, a Paris-based, quantum technology-focused VC fund, with support from Toronto’s The Group Ventures, to “scale up” its quantum-safe cybersecurity tech.

In Person & Virtual

In “Quantum Steampunk”, the exciting new book from Harvard physicist Dr. Nicole Yunger Halpern, the industrial revolution meets the quantum-technology revolution. While readers follow the adventures of a rag-tag steampunk crew on trains, dirigibles, and automobiles, they explore questions such as, “Can quantum physics revolutionize engines?” and “What deeper secrets can quantum information reveal about the trajectory of time?” Join Dr.