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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In Memory of Tom Brzustowski

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is saddened by the loss of Tom  Brzustowksi.  He was a great supporter of the institute having served on our Advisory Board since 2006, including as chair from 2006-2014.     

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Macular degeneration diagnostic tool hidden in plain sight

An experiment that began by testing the properties of quantum entanglement has led to the discovery of a new diagnostic tool that could help optometrists detect macular degeneration much earlier than was previously possible.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Machine learning speeds quantum simulation

“In the future, I don’t think this is going to be replaced with a quantum computer,” said Rajibul Islam, faculty member at IQC and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, as he pointed towards his desktop computer.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

How atomic physics is central to the new definition of the kilogram

Standard measurement units like the meter and the kilogram used to be defined by physical objects, such as a prototype bar and a platinum cylinder. As of May 2019, all measurement units are now defined by the cesium atom and the fundamental constants of the universe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Seed fund backs $2.8M in new quantum ideas at the University of Waterloo

Improving thermal medical imaging of the eye with a new quantum camera and developing new materials to enable “beyond 5G” wireless communications are among the goals of six projects recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF).

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