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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (Lazaridis Centre) at the University of Waterloo was selected for the Design Excellence Award by the Ontario Architects Association (OAA).
The annual OAA Awards program celebrates the architectural innovation and design of Ontario architects, students and interns. After narrowing 140 submissions, 20 finalists were announced for the Design Excellence Award March 6. Today, the Lazaridis Centre and its Toronto-based designers, KPMB Architects, were announced as the winners.
The Quantum Quest Seed Fund seeks applications from the broader university community to promote the development and application of new ideas in quantum devices. Funded through the Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) initiative, seed grants will be awarded to Waterloo researchers new to the quantum community and with opportunities to apply quantum properties in new or existing systems.
The development of new quantum technologies has the potential to transform markets, create new industries and produce leading edge jobs. The Institute for Quantum Computing is a world-leading Canadian research facility that furthers our understanding of these innovative technologies.”- Budget 2017