The Quantum Tamers returns to TV

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Award-winning documentary The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future, featuring IQC researchers Raymond Laflamme and Joseph Emerson, will air on TVO Feb. 16 & 17

The film, produced by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, premiered last autumn during PI's 10-day Quantum to Cosmos festival. Shortly after its release, the film snagged a pair of international prizes, including the Prix Audace at the Pariscience Film Festival.

In addition to appearing in the film, IQC Director Raymond Laflamme served as senior scientific advisor and IQC faculty member Joseph Emerson was a scientific advisor and co-writer. The Quantum Tamers will air at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday Feb. 16 and again at 1 a.m. EST Wednesday Feb. 17. 


About IQC: Founded in 2002, the mission of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is to aggressively explore and advance the application of quantum mechanical systems to a vast array of relevant information processing techniques.

A part of the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont., Canada, IQC creates a truly unique environment fostering cutting-edge research and collaboration between researchers in the areas of computer, engineering, mathematical and physical sciences.

At the time of this release, IQC has 17 faculty members, 22 postdoctoral fellows and over 55 students and research assistants, as well as a support staff of 18.

The Institute for Quantum Computing acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through Industry Canada and the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Research and Innovation.

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