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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

IQC graduate student wins Vanier Scholarship

IQC PhD student Daniel Grimmer

In recognition of his research in open quantum dynamics and his leadership within the Waterloo Physics community, PhD student Daniel Grimmer won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $150,000 over three years.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Four IQC researchers granted Early Researcher Awards

The Government of Ontario announced Michal Bajcsy, Guo-Xing Miao, Michael Reimer and Na Young Kim, all faculty members at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, as winners of Early Researcher Awards.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Violating Bell’s inequality with nanoscale light sources

Tapered nanowire growth

IQC faculty member Michael Reimer was part of an international team that achieved the first violation of Bell’s inequality in a photonic nanostructure with enhanced light extraction efficiency.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New causal structures only found in the quantum world 

L to R: Kevin Resch, Robert Spekkens, Katja Ried and Jean-Philippe MacLean

Last year, research from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) showed that in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation. This line of research has now expanded to the question of whether there are types of causal structures that exist in the quantum world but not in the classical world of our everyday lives.

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