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Monday, June 12, 2017

Evolving the infrastructure of cybersecurity


With activities like online banking and shopping on the rise, Canada will require adept problem solvers to develop secure protocols and encryption software to protect sensitive data.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications

Flight paths for the 7km arc and line

from IOP publishing

Researchers in Canada have taken a significant step towards enabling secure quantum communication via moving satellites, as announced by the Canadian Government in April 2017.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

IQC graduate student wins Vanier Scholarship

IQC PhD student Daniel Grimmer

In recognition of his research in open quantum dynamics and his leadership within the Waterloo Physics community, PhD student Daniel Grimmer won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $150,000 over three years.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Four IQC researchers granted Early Researcher Awards

The Government of Ontario announced Michal Bajcsy, Guo-Xing Miao, Michael Reimer and Na Young Kim, all faculty members at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, as winners of Early Researcher Awards.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Violating Bell’s inequality with nanoscale light sources

Tapered nanowire growth

IQC faculty member Michael Reimer was part of an international team that achieved the first violation of Bell’s inequality in a photonic nanostructure with enhanced light extraction efficiency.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New causal structures only found in the quantum world 

L to R: Kevin Resch, Robert Spekkens, Katja Ried and Jean-Philippe MacLean

Last year, research from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) showed that in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation. This line of research has now expanded to the question of whether there are types of causal structures that exist in the quantum world but not in the classical world of our everyday lives.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Canada’s support will help Waterloo launch quantum research into space

Thomas Jennewein on the roof of Research Advancement Centre 1

Canada is headed for the quantum space race with a project from the University of Waterloo.

Waterloo’s Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat) initiative, announced as part of the federal government’s recent investment into space-related emerging technologies, joins a global race to quantum cybersecurity via satellites.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Statement on Government of Canada support for quantum space innovation

Raymond Laflamme

On behalf of the community here at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), congratulations to the Government of Canada and the Canadian Space Agency on today’s announcement. The $80.9 million in funding to the Canadian Space Agency is an important investment in the development of new technologies that will benefit all Canadians for generations.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

IQC founder recognized for ground-breaking contributions to quantum research

Raymond Laflamme

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) have awarded Raymond Laflamme, Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, the 2017 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. The CAP-CRM prize recognizes research excellence in Canada.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Experiment lays foundation for applications in quantum communication

Laser set-up in the lab of Thomas Jennewein

In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, PhD student Sascha Agne and colleagues experimentally realized a three-photon Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) interferometer and observed genuine three-photon interference for the first time, bringing scientists one step closer to exciting applications in quantum communication.

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