Friday, December 31, 2021

2021: A year of quantum

As we wrap up another year in the quantum world, it’s amazing to reflect on the scientific discoveries and accomplishments.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Canadian researchers achieve first quantum simulation of baryons

A team of researchers led by an Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) faculty member performed the first-ever simulation of baryons—fundamental quantum particles—on a quantum computer.

With their results, the team has taken a step towards more complex quantum simulations that will allow scientists to study neutron stars, learn more about the earliest moments of the universe, and realize the revolutionary potential of quantum computers.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Quantum program for high school students gets a new name, gears up for hybrid learning

There are a few changes coming to the Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) outreach program aimed at high school students next summer. The unique enrichment program previously known as the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) that was held over nine-days in August will expand to two weeks of programming offered through a mix of both virtual and in-person learning in July, moving forward as the Quantum School for Young Students (QSYS)

Friday, October 29, 2021

Hot and cold: controlling noise in a quantum satellite

The quantum internet is one step closer to reality as researchers have demonstrated an effective regime for controlling noise in the photon detectors of a quantum satellite.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Prescod-Weinstein returns to Waterloo to talk about her new book on particle physics and the limitation of science

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (PhD, Physics 2011) will discuss her book The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred on Monday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. virtually at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Combatting crosstalk in quantum computers

In an advance towards better control over large quantum computers, researchers have demonstrated a new tool to compensate for crosstalk in superconducting circuits.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

2021 Recipient of Laflamme and Gregson Award for Women in Quantum Information Science Announced

Olivia Woodman is the 2021 recipient of the Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Quantum detectors to be laser-healed in space

A satellite to test in-orbit laser annealing was sent into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) today, marking an important step towards the realization of secure quantum communication using satellites and a global quantum internet.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

It’s a lot to think about: a new call for quantum flash fiction

Writers stand to win prizes of up to $1,500 for short stories that draw inspiration from topics in quantum physics

Quantum Shorts opens a new call for flash fiction today. Until 16 December 2021, the competition is accepting short stories inspired by the many possibilities of the quantum world.

Organized by the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore, Quantum Shorts has alternated between annual calls for flash fiction and film since 2012.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Groundbreaking Technique Yields Important New Details on possible ‘Fifth Force’

A group of researchers have used a groundbreaking new technique to reveal previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature.

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