News archive - February 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing continues rapid growth

Raffi Budakian

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) has added renowned physicist Raffi Budakian, Michal Bajcsy and Kyung Choi to grow its faculty complement to 21.

IQC, which was recently allotted an additional $15 million funding by the Government of Canada, continues to grow towards its target of 33 faculty, 55 postdoctoral fellows and 165 graduate students.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Federal budget supports quantum research at Waterloo

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Waterloo, Ont. (Tuesday, February 11, 2014) —The University of Waterloo thanks the Government of Canada for renewing its support for the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Economic Action Plan 2014 announced today allots a further $15 million to IQC over three years.

With this federal support, IQC and the University of Waterloo can help Canada lead the world in quantum research and in developing the new companies that will build the quantum information science industry.

- Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo.

Monday, February 3, 2014

IQC student receives NSERC 2013 André Hamer Postgraduate Prize

Jean-Philippe MacLean

IQC masters student Jean-Philippe MacLean selected to receive a prestigious André Hamer Postgraduate Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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