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Events - 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 12:30 PM EST

IQC/Physics Special Seminar - Loren Swenson, D-Wave Systems

I will introduce quantum annealing as a technique for harnessing quantum mechanics to solve hard problems. The design of a quantum annealing processor based on superconducting flux qubits, some of the challenges we have encountered in constructing it, and measurements confirming the role of quantum mechanics in such processors will be presented. Finally, I will briefly discuss recent benchmarking and simulation results using the D-Wave 2000Q processor.

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 11:45 AM EST

Pan Zheng

Creating and Measuring Two-Mode Cat States
Paper Review of "A Schroedinger cat living in two boxes" Science 352, 1087 (2016)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 — 12:00 PM EST

Speaker: Neil Henderson

Friday, December 8, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Ultra High Vacuum Lab at the Research Advancement Centre 2 building

Join us at the Research Advancement Centre 2 Open House

RAC 2 Open House
Friday, December 8
2:00-5:00pm

Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) invites the University of Waterloo community to explore the Research Advancement Centre 2 (RAC 2) building and see first-hand where groundbreaking research in quantum information and science technology happens.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

Chandrasekhar Ramanathan

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 4:00 PM EST

Robert F. McDermott, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Colloquium: Xiaoting Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China 

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 11:00 AM EST

Pardis Sahafi - London, Royal Holloway College

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

PhD Thesis Presentation
Corey Rae McRae

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 3:00 PM EST

Roland Esteban Hablützel Marrero, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore

Friday, December 1, 2017 — 11:45 AM EST

Paper Review: The quantum pigeonhole principle and the nature of quantum correlations by Y. Aharonov et al., arXiv:1407.3194

Arash Ahmadi, IQC

 

Monday, November 27, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Colloquium: Zhengcheng Gu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 12:00 PM EST

Speaker: Jeffrey Wong

Abstract: Is your work new, and is it useful? Who else knows about it, and how? These are fundamental questions to whether or not a patent can be obtained. Is your idea abstract or tangible? Can software be patented, and if so how? This lecture will cover the criteria for patentability, the process for obtaining a patent and the timeline, and the costs and strategies involved in developing a patent portfolio.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

Seminar: Bhaskaran Muralidharan

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Colloquium: Jayakanth Ravichandran - University of Southern California

Monday, November 6, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

Colloquium: Mohammad Hafezi, University of Maryland/Joint Quantum Institute

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Colloquium: Ania Jayich, University of California, Santa Barbara

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Physics and Astronomy - Milestone Series

Corey Rae McCrae

​PhD student
Department of Physics & Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Computing

Thursday, October 19, 2017 — 12:00 PM EDT

Back by popular demand, CryptoWorks21 will once again launch the Intellectual Property (IP) Management Lunch and Learn Lecture Series! Our knowledgeable speakers will provide more in-depth presentation built from the previous sessions.

The lectures are designed for researchers working in areas related to information technology, including cryptography and quantum technology.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

Benjamin Lovitz of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is presenting his thesis:

Practical Quantum Fingerprinting and Appointment Scheduling

Benjamin is supervised by IQC faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT

Jie Lin of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is presenting his thesis:

Security proofs for quantum key distribution protocols by numerical approaches

Jie is supervised by IQC faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus.

Monday, October 16, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

Jiawei Mei - Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT

Neil Julien Ross, Dalhousie University

As we approach the development of a quantum computer with tens of
well-controlled qubits, it is natural to ask what can be done with
such a device. Specifically, we would like to construct an example of
a practical problem that is beyond the reach of classical computers,
but that requires the fewest possible resources to solve on a quantum
computer. We address this problem by considering quantum simulation of
spin systems, a task that could be applied to understand phenomena in

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