News for Current undergraduate students

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Researchers demonstrate extremely large magnetoresistance in a new quantum material

Schematic of the magnetic tunnel junction created by the researchers. The hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) enclosure protected the

Schematic of the magnetic tunnel junction created by the researchers. The hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) enclosure protected the chromium tri-iodide from environmental effects.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New faculty member aims to create quantum simulations of early universe physics

Christine Muschik

Practical theorist Christine Muschik joins IQC  

Christine Muschik joins the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Flash fiction competition Quantum Shorts opens for entries

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The Institute for Quantum Computing is pleased to announce a call for entries to the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition. The competition is open to stories up to 1000 words long that take inspiration from quantum physics and include the phrase “There are only two possibilities: yes or no”. The competition is free to enter, offering prizes of up to US $1500.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

IQC researchers detect single photons without destroying them

Diagram of the photon being split and received.

A team lead by researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo has successfully detected the presence of single photons while preserving their quantum states.

Monday, July 20, 2015

IQC welcomes Vern Paulsen as newest faculty member

Vern Paulsen

As Vern Paulsen joins the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Pure Mathematics as Professor, the Institute for Quantum Computing now collaborates with a seventh department at the University of Waterloo.

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