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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

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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. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

The role of frequency-shifting in quantum scalability

Half-wave fencing and anti-node pinning illustration

Researchers at IQC have developed new methods for preventing leakage errors due to cavity modes, an important obstacle in building a scalable quantum computer.

The Digital Quantum Matter (DQM) lab, led by researcher Matteo Mariantoni, studied two frequency-shifting techniques to prevent a quantum system’s own hardware from interfering with qubit operation.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Kevin Resch reappointed as Canada Research Chair

Kevin Resch

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) reappointed Kevin Resch, interim director of IQC, as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Optical Quantum Technologies. The five-year Tier II appointment, will allow Resch and his team to bring three streams of optics research together in order accelerate the development of quantum technologies.

Friday, May 4, 2018

New quantum conference will ignite cross-country collaboration

Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference logo

A new conference for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in quantum science aims to foster collaboration and provide a glimpse into the exciting research taking place in Canada.

Hosted jointly by the three Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF) programs— the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI), Institut Quantique (IQ), and Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT)— the Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference runs June 20-22 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

$900K in seed funding supports new quantum projects

Exploring how biological processes use quantum effects and developing new nanowire arrays to detect light at the single photon level are two of 10 projects being funded by more than $900,000 from the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.

The funding program, which will launch its third cycle in this spring, promotes the development of new ideas and applications for quantum devices.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The mathematics of quantum information focus of new book

The Theory of Quantum Information book cover

A new textbook exploring fundamental concepts in quantum information is now available online or for free download.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Government of Canada announces contract award to the University of Waterloo for research and development in support of Arctic surveillance

Jonathan Baugh, Michael Reimer, Francois Sfigakis

News Release

Government of Canada announces contract award to the University of Waterloo for research and development in support of Arctic surveillance

April 12, 2018 – Ottawa, Ont. – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

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