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Monday, July 31, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Colloquium featuring Heejeong Jeong - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Optical precursors are transient electromagnetic wave packets propagating precisely at the speed of light in vacuum through a dispersive and absorptive dielectric. Even though its existence was conjectured by Sommerfeld and Brillouin 100 years ago, the detection seemed to be impossible due to its exceedingly small amplitude and femtosecond time scale in ordinary linear dispersive media. 

Friday, July 28, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT
Allison Sachs

Allison Sachs of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is defending her thesis:

Entanglement Harvesting and Divergences in Unruh-DeWitt Detector Pairs

Allison is supervised by IQC associates Robert Mann and Eduardo Martin-Martinez.

Friday, July 28, 2017 — 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM EDT

Dimensionality-driven orthorhombic MoTe2 at room temperature.

Joey Zhong

Thursday, July 27, 2017 — 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Come play in The Quantum Mechanics Golf Tournament and join the fight against cancer

The Quantum Mechanics are asking for your support in the fight against cancer.

The team, made of University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Perimeter Institute members, is participating in the Grand Ride in honour of Pearl Sullivan, Dean of Engineering and Raymond Laflamme, Executive Director of IQC at the University of Waterloo and all those in our communities who have been touched by cancer.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT
Paulina Corona Ugalde

Paulina Corona Ugalde of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is defending her thesis:

Experimental Prospects for Detecting the Quantum Nature of Spacetime

Paulina is supervised by IQC associate Robert Mann

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (all day) to Friday, July 28, 2017 (all day)
Wome in Physics Canada logo

The Women in Physics Canada (WIPC) conference, hosted by the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing, will bring together early career scientists to present their research and hear plenary talks from leaders in physics.

We welcome attendance by people of all genders.

Register

Monday, July 24, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Peter Høyer - University of Calgary
 

We give a framework for studying arbitrary quantum operators that are being controlled by an ancilla. We show that controlled quantum operators can be used for searching. Controlled quantum operators can simulate existing search methods such as Grover's algorithm, amplitude amplification, quantum interpolated walks, and Szegedy's and Ambainis's quantum walks.

Friday, July 14, 2017 — 11:45 AM EDT

Efficient quantum memory in naturally trapped Rare-Earth ions

Mahmood Sabooni, IQC

The ability to map, store quantum states of light (e. g. single photon) to matter and later retrieve is one of the important building blocks of quantum information processing. Such a device is called a quantum memory for light.

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