News archive - March 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Prizes awarded in the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition

Explore the universe's winners in the Quantum Shorts flash fiction contest.

If you’ve ever wished you could escape this world for another Universe, the winner of this year’s Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition offers a cautionary tale.

In “Acceptable Loss” by Przemysław Zańko, a failed relationship puts the entire multiverse under threat. The story is one of five to claim prizes in the competition for fiction inspired by quantum physics. Each winner receives a cash award, certificate, and an engraved trophy.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

IQC faculty member named as Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Christine Muschik

Christine Muschik, IQC researcher and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named as an Emmy Noether

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Remembering Stephen Hawking

Raymond Laflamme and Stephen Hawking

The scientific community, and the world, is deeply saddened by the news of Professor Stephen Hawking’s passing.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wei Tsen recognized with Early Researcher Award

Wei Tsen

 Wei Tsen, assistant professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Chemistry, is one of eleven University of Waterloo researchers receiving an Early Researcher Award, the Government of Ontario announced.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A new way to use neutrons

Novel neutron interferometry technique is more powerful and practical

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), have developed a neutron interferometry technique that is more powerful, robust and practical than existing techniques, paving the way for advances in imaging, materials science, and fundamental physics and quantum research.

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