News archive - March 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Institute for Quantum Computing announces the results of the Quantum Shorts flash fiction contest

What if checking for monsters under your bed doomed a parallel you to a grisly end? A story that explores this fear of a girl aged six and three quarter years has won the 2015 Quantum Shorts international competition for flash fiction inspired by quantum physics.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Advancing quantum technologies one chip at a time

Visualization of an integrated quantum circuit element

Researchers have successfully integrated an on-demand light source in a silicon-based chip, the first fully integrated quantum optics approach that is compatible with current technology in the semiconductor industry, such as existing computer processors and memories.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Nationwide partnership ignites the innovator in all of us for Canada’s 150th year

Five of Canada’s leading science outreach organizations launch Innovation150, a national program that celebrates our country’s innovative past and sparks ideas and discoveries to propel our future.

Monday, March 7, 2016

IQC researcher awarded CSA contract to advance crucial technology for future quantum space mission

THe QEYSSat Detector Assembly

Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) Professor Thomas Jennewein has received a $500,000 contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to advance the crucial Detector Assembly subsystem of a Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) payload for the proposed Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat) mission.

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