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Thursday, May 28, 2020

How atomic physics is central to the new definition of the kilogram

Standard measurement units like the meter and the kilogram used to be defined by physical objects, such as a prototype bar and a platinum cylinder. As of May 2019, all measurement units are now defined by the cesium atom and the fundamental constants of the universe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Seed fund backs $2.8M in new quantum ideas at the University of Waterloo

Improving thermal medical imaging of the eye with a new quantum camera and developing new materials to enable “beyond 5G” wireless communications are among the goals of six projects recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF).

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Researchers sort theory from reality to enable new communication protocols

New research demonstrates scientists can now take advantage of a fundamental theory that expands the scope of quantum mechanics to develop communication protocols.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Un nouveau miroir destiné à la recherche en physique quantique pourrait détecter la fausse monnaie

In English.

Des chercheurs de l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC) de l’Université de Waterloo ont mis au point un nouveau type de miroir qui pourrait servir à détecter de faux billets de banque.

Monday, April 13, 2020

New mirror made for quantum research could catch counterfeit cash

En français.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have developed a new kind of mirror that could be used to protect against counterfeit banknotes.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Un nouveau réfrigérateur permet d’étudier des réactions chimiques à l’échelle quantique

In English.

Des chercheurs ont mis au point le premier réfrigérateur fonctionnel permettant d’amener des molécules à des températures ultrabasses. Ces molécules peuvent être d’excellentes candidates au fonctionnement d’ordinateurs et simulateurs quantiques.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New refrigerator allows study of chemical reactions at quantum level

En français.

Researchers have discovered the first working refrigerator for cooling molecules to ultracold temperatures. These can be powerful candidates for running quantum computers and quantum simulators.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Un nouveau logiciel combine les apprentissages automatiques classique et quantique

In English.

Cinq étudiants de l’Université de Waterloo ont fait équipe avec Google pour mettre au point un logiciel accélérant l’apprentissage automatique à l’aide de la physique quantique.

Monday, March 9, 2020

New software combines quantum and classical machine learning

En français.

Five University of Waterloo students, including three graduate students from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), have teamed up with Google to develop software to accelerate machine learning using quantum science.

The collaborative effort resulted in the creation of an open-source hybrid quantum-classical machine learning software platform, called TensorFlow Quantum.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Des chercheurs en physique quantique parviennent à diviser un photon en trois

In English.

Des chercheurs de l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC) de l’Université de Waterloo rapportent la première subdivision directe d’un photon en trois.

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