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The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is excited to announce this year's recipients of the David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach: Amit Anand, Everett Patterson and Fiona Thompson. The awards are given annually to recognize and celebrate students who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to enhancing public understanding of quantum research through outreach and community involvement.

This June, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) welcomed 30 of the world’s brightest undergraduates to participate in the Undergraduate School for Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP). During the week-long program, undergraduate students learned about the wide range of topics in quantum computing from some of Canada’s top quantum academics. From hands on labs, to lectures on quantum information theory, students got a taste of the exciting field of quantum computing.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Taking quantum to the community

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New quantum-nano fabrication and characterization facility lab advances research and enhances community innovation and collaboration.

The University of Waterloo has officially opened its state-of-the-art Inert Atmosphere Fabrication Lab (IAFL) as part of the Quantum-Nano Fabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF).

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This year, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) celebrates our members Albie Chan, a PhD student at IQC who won the Dean of Science Award from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Nicki Shaw, senior facility microscopist at the Quantum-Nano Fabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF) who was awarded the Department of Chemistry’s award.

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After multiple years of prototyping, testing, and simulating the conditions of outer space in labs at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), Dr. Thomas Jennewein and members of his research group are celebrating their next big milestone — their quantum source is finished and ready to be incorporated into the Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat). The quantum source, called by the project’s full name, Reference-Frame Independent Quantum Communication for Satellite-Based Networks (ReFQ), is the result of a joint collaboration between Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Today, the UN has proclaimed 2025 as the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology (IYQ). The year-long, worldwide initiative aims to celebrate the contributions of quantum science to technological progress over the past century, raise global awareness of its importance to sustainable development in the 21st century, and ensure that all nations, including Canada, have access to quantum education and opportunities.

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The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is proud to congratulate Jack deGooyer, Caroline de Lima Vargas Simões and Sarah Odinotski, IQC PhD students who were awarded the 2024 Vanier Scholarship, one of the most competitive and prestigious scholarships available in Canada for PhD students.

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The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is proud to congratulate Caroline de Lima Vargas Simões, a PhD student in IQC and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, for being selected as a Vanier Scholar this year.