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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Bridging theory to experimental reality

Researchers find a new way to test quantum thermodynamics in the lab

En français

A duo of researchers, including IQC PhD candidate Shayan Majidy, developed a mathematical tool to investigate quantum thermodynamics on existing quantum hardware. This research helps the efforts underway to bridge the gap between theory and experimental reality.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Seed fund continues to support new diverse quantum projects

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Two projects most recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF) aim to make quantum concepts more easily understood. The goal of one project is to explain how differences in cultural background influence perception and acceptance to the basic principles of quantum physics, while the other aims to use interactive digital storytelling to advance quantum literacy.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Institute for Quantum Computing joins 50 – 30 challenge

En français

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is proud to announce our membership in the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 – 30 Challenge. The 50 – 30 Challenge is a program between the Government of Canada, businesses and diversity organizations with a goal to achieve both gender parity and increased presence of underrepresented groups on boards and in senior levels of management.

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

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.

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