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Monday, October 29, 2018

New methods to produce and detect optical and matter-wave spin-orbit states

Poincare and Bloch sphere isomorphism

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a highly robust method for structuring light and matter waves, enhancing the powerful probing ability of neutrons.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Constant-time quantum computers more powerful than classical counterparts

Scientists prove there are certain problems that require only a fixed circuit depth when done on a quantum computer no matter ho

Quantum computers can solve a linear algebra problem faster than classical computers, according to a new study published in Science. The finding proves that constant-depth quantum circuits are more powerful than their classical counterparts, and provides a new sense of how quantum technology will be a key to more powerful computing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Generating multiphoton entanglement on a superconducting chip

A step further for secure quantum communication and scalable quantum computing

A team of researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) generated three-photon entanglement on a superconducting chip using a new, scalable technique.

The experiment, published in Physical Review Applied, could lead to advances in quantum communication protocols like secret sharing and in quantum computing power.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Graduate students recognized for excellence in research and scientific outreach

Three graduate students were recognized for exceptional achievement in research and for outstanding commitment to scientific outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Waterloo professor awarded 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland in the lab

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) congratulates Donna Strickland, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving the 2018 Nobel Prize for her research in the field of laser physics.

“I am beyond thrilled to congratulate my colleague Donna Strickland,” said Raymond Laflamme, founding director of IQC. “Her ground-breaking work has propelled research in this field forward, leading to discoveries and applications in laser physics and enabling experiments in other areas, including quantum information.”

Monday, October 1, 2018

Quantum Shorts film festival open for entries

Video camera with logo for Quantum Shorts

Lights, camera, action! The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is once again partnering with the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore for the Quantum Shorts Film Festival.

Amateur and professional filmmakers are invited to submit entries up to five minutes in length that use quantum physics as a springboard for their narrative or concept.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Student wins prestigious Vanier scholarship

Andrew Cameron in his lab

An Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) graduate student exploring quantum optics is one of Canada’s newest Vanier Scholars.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New faculty member looks for the quantum advantage

David Gosset

Theorist David Gosset returns to IQC

Former postdoctoral fellow David Gosset returns to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ontario Science Centre breaks down barriers to understanding science with QUANTUM: The Exhibition and New Eyes on the Universe

Exhibitions feature hands-on exhibits and multimedia games to engage visitors of all ages with quantum mechanics and particle astrophysics

Monday, July 16, 2018

Quantum startup launches True-Q software system

Quantum Benchmark logo

Quantum Benchmark, a spin-off company from research performed at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), announced today the commercial launch of its True-QTM software system. 

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