Researchers experimentally demonstrated the creation of photon triplets, correlated by time, using a quantum dot molecule. This is the first step in generating entangled photon triplets in a solid state system, which could be useful for quantum communication protocols, as well as third-party cryptography.
“The quantum revolution is upon us and Canadians are helping lead the way,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau via video remarks at the Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) 15th anniversary celebration.
On June 22, dignitaries and fellow scientists from around the world gathered to mark 15 years of quantum research excellence at the University of Waterloo and the leadership of Raymond Laflamme who ends his term as IQC Executive Director on June 30, 2017.
In recognition of his research in open quantum dynamics and his leadership within the Waterloo Physics community, PhD student Daniel Grimmer won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $150,000 over three years.
The Government of Ontario announced Michal Bajcsy, Guo-Xing Miao, Michael Reimer and Na Young Kim, all faculty members at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, as winners of Early Researcher Awards.
Last year, research from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) showed that in the quantum world, certain kinds of correlations do imply causation. This line of research has now expanded to the question of whether there are types of causal structures that exist in the quantum world but not in the classical world of our everyday lives.
Canada is headed for the quantum space race with a project from the University of Waterloo.
Waterloo’s Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat) initiative, announced as part of the federal government’s recent investment into space-related emerging technologies, joins a global race to quantum cybersecurity via satellites.