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Monday, March 23, 2015

Quantum correlation can imply causation

Spekkens with Resch and Ried in Resch’s Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Lab.

Contrary to the statistician's slogan, in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

IQC outreach programs receive NSERC PromoScience funding

Martin Laforest

The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced its support this morning for the expansion and proposal of scientific outreach programs at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Quantum collect call may lead to a glimpse of the early universe

Illustration of quantum collect calling

IQC Research Assistant Professor Eduardo Martin-Martinez, in collaboration with PhD student Robert Jonsson and Professor Achim Kempf, both of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, have found a possible communication channel that does not require energy transmission from the sender to the receiver, but instead requires only the receiver to spend energy to run its detector, similar to a collect call.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The KWS will perform Quantum program in Ottawa

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony performing in the Quantum-Nano Centre in 2012

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is proud to confirm that the orchestra will be taking part in the Ontario Scene Festival in Ottawa this spring to perform the critically acclaimed Quantum: Music at the Frontier of Science. Led by KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater, this exploration of the connection between music and science will be performed in Ottawa on May 3, 2015.

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