Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Quantum Innovators participants join IQC faculty

Rajibul Islam and Crystal Senko

Two alumni attendees of the Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) 2015 Quantum Innovators (QI) workshop joined IQC as faculty members on November 2. The workshop, held each year, brings the most promising researchers exploring the frontiers of quantum physics and engineering to IQC. Experimentalists K. Rajibul Islam and Crystal Senko have been jointly appointed as Assistant Professors with IQC and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Research by IQC postdoctoral fellow recognized for excellence

Zhe Liu, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, received the 2016 FNR Outstanding PhD Thesis award for his research on the security of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The FNR Awards recognize outstanding researchers and science communicators for excellence in research and science communication.

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.

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