Tuesday, December 15, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
Chris Ferrie Fireside Chat

Join us for casual conversations with quantum researchers.

Chris Ferrie - Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 p.m.

We welcome Chris Ferrie of the University of Technology Sydney and Centre for Quantum Software and Information for our fifth Fireside Chat. Ferrie received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from IQC in 2012.

Monday, December 7, 2020 — 2:30 PM EST

Colloquium featuring Isaac Chuang - MIT

The three main branches of quantum algorithms, for simulation, search, and factoring, hold historically disparate origins. Today, we can now understand and appreciate all of these as being instances of the quantum singular value transformation algorithm of Gilyen, Su, Low, and Weibe. This unified framework, and the surprisingly universal role of single-qubit dynamics, open doors to many new quantum algorithms and opportunities for quantum advantage.

The recording is now available online.

Monday, November 30, 2020 — 2:30 PM EST

Colloquium featuring Lindsay LeBlanc University of Alberta - Zoom

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 2:00 PM EST

Joint PI/IQC Colloquium featuring Zohreh Davoudi University of Maryland, College Park

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
Fireside chat with David Gosset

Join us for casual conversations with researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Professor David Gosset - Tuesday, November 24, 7:00 p.m.

For our fourth Fireside Chat, we welcome Professor David Gosset of the Institute for Quantum Computing and the University of Waterloo's Department of Combinatorics & Optimization.

David Gosset joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo on August 1, 2018.

Monday, November 16, 2020 — 2:30 PM EST

IQC Colloquium - Matthew Hastings, Microsoft Research

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
Quantum + Space by Katanya Kuntz

Photons in Space: the Next Frontier! These are the voyages of Canada's first Quantum Satellite Mission - the Quantum EncrYption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat). Its upcoming mission: To explore strange new physics, and enable secure communication across Canada and around the world. To seek out new discoveries and new ways to communicate... To boldly send photons where none have gone before!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (all day) to Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (all day)

The Virtual Executive Conference debating on the state of the quantum threat and quantum risk management is organized in partnership with the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and TelecomTV .

The Virtual Executive Conference is the first part of the overall ETSI IQC Quantum Safe Cryptography Virtual Event. A second part consists of a Technical Track that will be broadcasted at a later stage. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 22, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

PI/IQC Joint Colloquium on Zoom, featuring Norbert Matthias Linke, University of Maryland 

We present a quantum architecture based on a linear chain of trapped 171Yb+ ions with individual laser beam addressing and readout. The collective modes of motion in the chain are used to efficiently produce entangling gates between any qubit pair. In combination with a classical software stack, this becomes in effect an arbitrarily programmable and fully connected quantum computer. The system compares favorably to commercially available alternatives [2].

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
Fireside Chat is Kristine Boone

Join us for casual conversations with researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Kristine Boone, PhD candidate - Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.

For our third Fireside Chat, we welcome Kristine Boone for a conversation about working on the boundary of research and industry.

Tune in live on YouTube.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 — 3:00 PM EDT

From Laser Cooling to Quantum Chemistry

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — 9:00 AM EDT

Liyuan Qiu, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University

In this talk, I will introduce three non-equilibrium dynamics experiments in the anti-ferromagnetic spin-1 sodium condensate, including one experiment about the Kibble-Zurek mechanism in the first-order quantum phase transition and two experiments about Dynamical Quantum Phase Transitions.

In the Kibble-Zurek mechanism, we find out that not only the ground state matters in quantum phase transition but also the high excited states matter.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
Fireside Chat with Shayan Majidy

Join us for casual conversations with researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Monday, September 14, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

The profound impact of early discovery, experimentation, and disruption through research and invention

Researchers today build on the knowledge and discoveries made by those who have come before them. How can today’s researchers light the early pathways and curiosities for the research breakthroughs of the future? How can we demonstrate the impact and potential of the yet-to-be known? And, what if any, role does academia, industry, the Faculty of Mathematics, and Canada play in increasing the discovery journey to these new frontiers?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

Webex Seminar - Zheng Shi, Free University of Berlin

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
Monday, June 29, 2020 — 2:30 PM EDT

Colloquium featuring Carl Alexander Miller - QuICS and NIST

Monday, June 22, 2020 — 2:30 PM EDT

Arjan Cornelissen - QuSoft - University of Amsterdam, June 22, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Zoom webinar

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

Seminar featuring Hui Wang, Dartmouth College

Monday, June 8, 2020 — 2:30 PM EDT

Colloquium featuring Avishay Tal, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, April 27, 2020 — 2:30 PM EDT

Colloquium featuring Matthias Christandl, University of Copenhagen - to be held on WebEx

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM EDT

Dr. John Donohue is a quantum physicist and science communicator, currently acting as the Scientific Outreach Manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing and University of Waterloo. He holds a PhD in Physics and Quantum Information, and has conducted research in quantum optics in Canada and Germany. At IQC, John works to break down quantum mechanics to its essence, through classes, workshops, activities, and exhibits. John is interested in how to “count” light by measuring photons, the individual and indivisible particles that make it up.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 9:30 AM EST

Due to the APS March Meeting being canceled, IQC has scheduled a mini-symposium for University of Waterloo students to give their accepted talks.

Talks are open for all to attend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 — 1:30 PM EST

Nicole Yunger Halpern, Harvard University

Thermodynamics has shed light on engines, efficiency, and time’s arrow since the Industrial Revolution. But the steam engines that powered the Industrial Revolution were large and classical. Much of today’s technology and experiments are small-scale, quantum, far from equilibrium, and processing information.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 10:30 AM EST

Special Seminar featuring Wenchao Xu, MIT

Photons interact weakly in vacuum. Finding an optical medium that manifests optical nonlinearity at individual photon level is fascinating, as it opens the possibility to build up all-optical quantum devices, and form novel quantum many-body states of lights.


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