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Thursday, December 21, 2017

QUANTUM: The Exhibition takes centre stage at newly reopened Canada Science and Technology Museum

Thursday, December 21, 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario) – An exhibition on quantum technologies from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is captivating curious minds at the newly reopened Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Canadian Space Agency awards IQC $1.5M for encryption mission

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is awarding $1.5 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) to lead the science of a mission called the Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat), which will protect the communications and data of Canadians on Earth and in space.

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.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

New device offers simple and affordable way to identify optical coatings in the lab

Kayla Hardie in the optics lab

A light emitting diode (LED)-based spectrophotometer designed and implemented by Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) researchers is the first demonstration of characterizing optical coatings using a simple, automated device.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Scalable quantum computers within reach

Chip-to-chip bonding: Sketch and images of fabricated devices. Credit: M. Mariantoni and C.R. H. McRae.

Quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence, quantum-safe cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems all rely on the power of quantum computing.

A team of researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have taken a step closer to realizing the powerful possibilities of a universal quantum computer. The Laboratory for Digital Quantum Matter, led by faculty member Matteo Mariantoni, is developing technologies for extensible quantum computing architectures based on superconducting quantum devices.

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