Computer scientists, including Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) members John Watrous and Richard Cleve have long been looking at protocols where quantum communication offers an advantage compared to the classical case. However technology hasn’t progressed as quickly, so researchers had previously been unable to implement the protocols.
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), led by Professors Kyung Soo Choi and Thomas Jennewein, both faculty members with the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, received funding from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) to develop critical building blocks of a quantum network.
A new Angry Birds-style game is set to help launch a new understanding of quantum science.
Some find the concepts of quantum science confusing or unintuitive. Einstein even called quantum effects “spooky." To help people better understand some of the core concepts of quantum science, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is launching a game – the Quantum Cats.