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.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Quantum Shorts festival announces three film winners

“I am Andra. Number 2342. In a few hours I will cease to exist,” opens the short film Gods. The futuristic fantasy film, bringing us the last message of a civilisation that deciphered the secrets of quantum physics, has taken First Prize in the Quantum Shorts festival.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Des techniques d’inspiration quantique mesurent le temps avec une précision inédite

In English.

La mesure précise d’intervalles de temps et de différences de couleur est au cœur de nombreuses technologies modernes, dont celles de la spectroscopie et du radar. Des recherches menées par John Donohue, gestionnaire principal, diffusion des connaissances, à l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC), font appel à des techniques d’inspiration quantique pour atteindre un nouveau degré de précision dans les mesures.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Quantum-inspired techniques hit new limits for time measurement

 

En français.

The precise measurement of time delays and colour differences is the core of many modern technologies, including spectroscopy and radar. Research conducted by John Donohue, Senior Manager of Scientific Outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), is using quantum-inspired techniques to achieve a new level of precision of measurement.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sonder la puissance des batteries aux ions de lithium

In English.

Une énigme déconcerte le secteur industriel des batteries depuis des décennies : certains matériaux utilisés dans les batteries aux ions de lithium qui alimentent nos ordinateurs portatifs, nos téléphones et nos automobiles emmagasinent beaucoup plus d’énergie que ce que prévoit la théorie.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Probing the power of lithium-ion batteries

En français.

A puzzle has baffled the battery industry for decades: certain materials used in the lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops, phones and cars store much more energy than theoretically expected.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Professor William Slofstra awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship

Faculty of Mathematics Professor William Slofstra credits the University of Waterloo’s collaborative environment for him receiving a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship. The pure mathematician is keen to use the monetary prize that comes with the fellowship to enhance the supportive atmosphere he has benefited from at Waterloo.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Célébrer la Journée internationale des femmes et des filles de science à l’IQC

In English.

Le 11 février, l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC) et ses partenaires du monde entier célèbrent la Journée internationale des femmes et des filles de science. Chaque année, nous réfléchissons à ce que nous faisons, à l’IQC, pour amener davantage de filles et de femmes à étudier et à travailler en STGM et en informatique quantique. Et même s’il y a des progrès, nous avons encore beaucoup de travail à faire.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science at IQC

En français.

On February 11, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and its partners worldwide will celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Each year we look at IQC’s role in what we at IQC are doing to inspire more girls and women to study and work in STEM and quantum information. And although the needle is moving, we still have a lot more work to do.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Un article fondamental sur la correction d’erreurs quantiques fait partie de la liste des articles marquants de Physical Review A

In English.

Un article de recherche publié en 2012 par Matteo Mariantoni, professeur à l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC) ainsi qu’au Département de physique et d’astronomie de l’Université de Waterloo, fait partie de la liste des articles marquants publiée pour le 50e anniversaire de Physical Review A.

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