News archive - February 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Des techniques d’inspiration quantique mesurent le temps avec une précision inédite

In English.

La mesure précise d’intervalles de temps et de différences de couleur est au cœur de nombreuses technologies modernes, dont celles de la spectroscopie et du radar. Des recherches menées par John Donohue, gestionnaire principal, diffusion des connaissances, à l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC), font appel à des techniques d’inspiration quantique pour atteindre un nouveau degré de précision dans les mesures.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Quantum-inspired techniques hit new limits for time measurement

 

En français.

The precise measurement of time delays and colour differences is the core of many modern technologies, including spectroscopy and radar. Research conducted by John Donohue, Senior Manager of Scientific Outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), is using quantum-inspired techniques to achieve a new level of precision of measurement.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sonder la puissance des batteries aux ions de lithium

In English.

Une énigme déconcerte le secteur industriel des batteries depuis des décennies : certains matériaux utilisés dans les batteries aux ions de lithium qui alimentent nos ordinateurs portatifs, nos téléphones et nos automobiles emmagasinent beaucoup plus d’énergie que ce que prévoit la théorie.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Probing the power of lithium-ion batteries

En français.

A puzzle has baffled the battery industry for decades: certain materials used in the lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops, phones and cars store much more energy than theoretically expected.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Professor William Slofstra awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship

Faculty of Mathematics Professor William Slofstra credits the University of Waterloo’s collaborative environment for him receiving a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship. The pure mathematician is keen to use the monetary prize that comes with the fellowship to enhance the supportive atmosphere he has benefited from at Waterloo.

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