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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

A quantum socket

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

Monday, October 17, 2016

IQC welcomes Jon Yard as new faculty member

Jon Yard joins the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as Associate Professor from Microsoft’s Research Station Q team. He is jointly appointed with the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Mathematics and as an Associate Faculty member with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI).

Thursday, October 13, 2016

UWaterloo exhibition sparks curiosity in quantum science

Image of Schrödinger's Cat

A new science exhibition from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) aims to make quantum science and technology more accessible for everyone.

QUANTUM: The Exhibition features interactive activities, games and videos to engage visitors in quantum concepts including superposition, entanglement and wave/particle duality. It opens to the public on Friday, October 14 at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener and runs until January 2017.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter ever recorded

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, October 12, 2016) – Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and a qubit was so large that it opens the door to a realm of physics and applications unattainable until now.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

IQC researchers successfully conduct airborne demonstration of quantum key distribution

A team led by Thomas Jennewein at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), supported by the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) Flight Research Laboratory, has successfully demonstrated quantum key distribution (QKD) between a transmitter on the ground and a receiver payload onboard an airplane. While researchers in Germany and China have previously conducted QKD experiments with quantum transmitters flown on an aircraft and a tethered low-altitude balloon, Jennewein’s team is the first to demonstrate a QKD link with an airborne quantum receiver.

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