Monday, June 7, 2021

New research enables non-line-of-sight quantum communication, imaging

Researchers have successfully transferred quantum coherence through photons scattered in free-space for the first time, enabling new research opportunities and applications in fields ranging from quantum communication to imaging and beyond.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Phasecraft kicks off Innovate UK-Canada project to benchmark and overcome noise and errors in near-term quantum hardware devices

  • Canada’s University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute and Quantum Benchmark, and UK’s University College London and Phasecraft collaborate on quantum error correction, error suppression and error mitigation.
Monday, May 17, 2021

IQC researchers observe unprecedented Hall effect

Researchers studying two-dimensional crystalline materials have observed an electromagnetic effect, called the nonlinear anomalous Hall effect, of unprecedented size. Their finding opens the door to exploring other quantum materials using their techniques and hints at promising applications in spintronic devices.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Testing quantum-secure communication in space

Researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom will test a new approach for secure communication using satellite-based quantum technology.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New algorithm uses a hologram to control trapped ions

Researchers have discovered the most precise way to control individual ions using holographic optical engineering technology.

Monday, May 3, 2021

IQC researchers honoured for excellence in scientific outreach

The David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach  recognizes students dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum research and science in the community. IQC is proud to announce this year's recipients, PhD students Andrew Cameron and Connor Kapahi.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Roadmap charts promising course for quantum nanotechnologies

More than sixty years after Richard Feynman delivered a seminal lecture that foreshadowed the development of nanotechnologies, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Department of Chemistry faculty member Jonathan Baugh and University of New South Wales Sydney faculty member Arne Laucht served as co-editors leading the publication of a roadmap that surveys major developments in the field of quantum nanotechnologies and explores exciting avenues for further development that will help usher in the next quantum revolution.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Seed fund continues to support new diverse quantum projects

Two projects most recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF) aim to make quantum concepts more easily understood. The goal of one project is to explain how differences in cultural background influence perception and acceptance to the basic principles of quantum physics, while the other aims to use interactive digital storytelling to advance quantum literacy.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Federal government launches national quantum strategy

The University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing welcomes the federal budget commitment to investing in a national quantum strategy.

Alongside industry partners and other Canadian universities, the University of Waterloo has been advocating for a national quantum strategy to maintain Canada’s competitive edge as we develop and commercialize tomorrow’s technological breakthroughs, and train the workforce needed to bring these discoveries to market.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Institute for Quantum Computing joins 50 – 30 challenge

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is proud to announce our membership in the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 – 30 Challenge. The 50 – 30 Challenge is a program between the Government of Canada, businesses and diversity organizations with a goal to achieve both gender parity and increased presence of underrepresented groups on boards and in senior levels of management.

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