News archive - May 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quantum satellite one step closer to space flight

Thomas Jennewein on the roof of RAC1 with his students

IQC researchers, led by Thomas Jennewein, have been awarded $250,000 by the Canadian Space Agency to train and develop Canadian grad students through a space science and technology project.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) funding will support Thomas Jennewein (Physics and Astronomy) and his QEYSSat team in conducting a demonstration of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) between a receiver payload on an airborne platform and a transmitter on the ground.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ontario budget supports quantum research at Waterloo

Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, May 1, 2014) – The Province of Ontario renewed its investment in world leading quantum technology research today allotting $25 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo over five years.

“We are extremely grateful that the Province of Ontario continues to create the conditions for Ontario, and Canada, to lead the world in quantum information research," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo.

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