News archive - February 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

IQC advances quantum satellite mission

Illustration of quantum satellite in space

Senior representatives from the CSA and industrial partners witnessed a successful laboratory demonstration.

On January 29, 2015, a team led by Professor Thomas Jennewein at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) completed a successful laboratory demonstration of a form, fit and function prototype of a Quantum Key Distribution Receiver (QKDR) suitable for airborne experiments and ultimately Earth orbiting satellite missions. The team designed and built the QKDR under a $600,000 contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

Monday, February 16, 2015

Waterloo grad shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

Photo of Ben Criger

A former University of Waterloo student is among seven Canadians shortlisted for the Mars One mission attempting to set up a human colony on Mars.


Ben Criger

Friday, February 6, 2015

IQC welcomes Reimer as newest faculty member

Michael Reimer

Michael Reimer joins the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as Assistant Professor, bringing the total faculty complement at IQC to 22.

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