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News archive - 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

How atomic physics is central to the new definition of the kilogram

Standard measurement units like the meter and the kilogram used to be defined by physical objects, such as a prototype bar and a platinum cylinder. As of May 2019, all measurement units are now defined by the cesium atom and the fundamental constants of the universe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Seed fund backs $2.8M in new quantum ideas at the University of Waterloo

Improving thermal medical imaging of the eye with a new quantum camera and developing new materials to enable “beyond 5G” wireless communications are among the goals of six projects recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF).

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Researchers sort theory from reality to enable new communication protocols

New research demonstrates scientists can now take advantage of a fundamental theory that expands the scope of quantum mechanics to develop communication protocols.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Un nouveau miroir destiné à la recherche en physique quantique pourrait détecter la fausse monnaie

In English.

Des chercheurs de l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC) de l’Université de Waterloo ont mis au point un nouveau type de miroir qui pourrait servir à détecter de faux billets de banque.

Monday, April 13, 2020

New mirror made for quantum research could catch counterfeit cash

En français.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have developed a new kind of mirror that could be used to protect against counterfeit banknotes.

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