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Monday, September 18, 2017

Scalable quantum computers within reach

Chip-to-chip bonding: Sketch and images of fabricated devices. Credit: M. Mariantoni and C.R. H. McRae.

Quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence, quantum-safe cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems all rely on the power of quantum computing.

A team of researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have taken a step closer to realizing the powerful possibilities of a universal quantum computer. The Laboratory for Digital Quantum Matter, led by faculty member Matteo Mariantoni, is developing technologies for extensible quantum computing architectures based on superconducting quantum devices.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New research chair in quantum error correction

Raymond Laflamme

New research chair in quantum error correction demonstrates continued leadership by IQC and Waterloo in the pursuit of a quantum computer and in the development of other quantum technologies.  

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, September 14) The University of Waterloo, in collaboration with Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis, has launched a new $8-million research chair to further solidify Waterloo’s leadership in quantum information research.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Women in physics: support networks, role models and relationships

Group photo of all Women in Physics Conference Canada attendees

Annual conference held at Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing

It’s well-known that more diversity among scientists will mean better outcomes for society.

And while passion will ultimately help scientists who belong to a marginalized group, women and others will also need a strong support network, role models and a good relationship with an academic supervisor, according to female scientists who shared their experiences at the recent Women in Physics Canada (WIPC) conference held at Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Low-temperature physics: quantum researchers collaborate in Canadian arctic

Quantum in Iqaluit group photo

by Colin Hunter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Cutting-edge science met centuries-old traditions when researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing trekked to the Canadian territory of Nunavut to share ideas.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Photon triplets pave way for multi-photon entanglement

Image of quantum dot molecule

Researchers experimentally demonstrated the creation of photon triplets, correlated by time, using a quantum dot molecule. This is the first step in generating entangled photon triplets in a solid state system, which could be useful for quantum communication protocols, as well as third-party cryptography.

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