IQC members awarded Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Kevin Resch and Roger Melko named Canada Research Chairs for research in quantum physics

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) congratulates IQC members Kevin Resch and Roger Melko who have been named Canada Research Chairs by the Government of Canada for their work in quantum physics.  

Resch is the Canada Research Chair in Optical Quantum Technologies. His research in generating new quantum states of light has potential applications in many areas, including quantum computing and medical imaging instruments. He is a faculty member at IQC.

Melko, an affiliate member of IQC and associate faculty member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, is the Canada Research Chair in Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics. His work in novel quantum systems lays the foundation for future materials, devices and information systems.

The Canada Research Chairs program is at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada a global leader in research and development. Each year the program invests nearly $300 million to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders are recognized for research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

University of Waterloo press release

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Professor Kevin Resch