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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft


New $2.7 million project funded by Department of National Defence will develop technology for quantum radar.

Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a new technology that promises to help radar operators cut through heavy background noise and isolate objects —including stealth aircraft and missiles— with unparalleled accuracy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The ride of your life: surviving and thriving in the startup world

The cell phone chip Manku developed to see radio frequency.

The concept for his latest startup is something straight out of a superhero movie. Just like Batman used high-frequency sonar signals from millions of cell phones to visualize the location of villains throughout Gotham City in Dark Knight, entrepreneur Taj Manku is developing new software that could soon allow our cell phones to see in the dark. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Prizes awarded in the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition

Explore the universe's winners in the Quantum Shorts flash fiction contest.

If you’ve ever wished you could escape this world for another Universe, the winner of this year’s Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition offers a cautionary tale.

In “Acceptable Loss” by Przemysław Zańko, a failed relationship puts the entire multiverse under threat. The story is one of five to claim prizes in the competition for fiction inspired by quantum physics. Each winner receives a cash award, certificate, and an engraved trophy.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

IQC faculty member named as Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow

Christine Muschik

Christine Muschik, IQC researcher and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named as an Emmy Noether

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Remembering Stephen Hawking

Raymond Laflamme and Stephen Hawking

The scientific community, and the world, is deeply saddened by the news of Professor Stephen Hawking’s passing.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wei Tsen recognized with Early Researcher Award

Wei Tsen

 Wei Tsen, assistant professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Department of Chemistry, is one of eleven University of Waterloo researchers receiving an Early Researcher Award, the Government of Ontario announced.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A new way to use neutrons

Novel neutron interferometry technique is more powerful and practical

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), have developed a neutron interferometry technique that is more powerful, robust and practical than existing techniques, paving the way for advances in imaging, materials science, and fundamental physics and quantum research.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

IQC receives $15M from Government of Canada

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) received a tremendous boost from the Government of Canada in Budget 2018 with $15 million in renewed funding over three years.

On behalf of our community at IQC, I thank the government for its significant investment for research in Canada and solidifying opportunities for future generations.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale

Raffi Budakian with collaborators in his lab

A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing used a new type of hardware and numerical algorithms to implement high-precision spin control, which allowed them to image proton spins with a resolution below 2nm.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs

Jean-Philippe Maclean works on his optics experiment

Scientists at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have captured the first images of ultrafast photons that are energy-time entangled. The new technique will have direct applications for quantum cryptography and communication protocols, including the possibility for establishing highly secure communication channels over long distances.

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