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.
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.
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.
IQC researchers, led by Thomas Jennewein, have been awarded $250,000 by the Canadian Space Agency to train and develop Canadian grad students through a space science and technology project.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) funding will support Thomas Jennewein (Physics and Astronomy) and his QEYSSat team in conducting a demonstration of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) between a receiver payload on an airborne platform and a transmitter on the ground.