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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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

CryptoWorks21 supported by RBC investment in cybersecurity research

CryptoWorks21 logo

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a cyber security lab and investing $1.78 million into research at the University of Waterloo to develop advanced cybersecurity and privacy tools, announced today.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Pioneer of quantum information research appointed to Order of Canada

Raymond Laflamme

An Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) researcher has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his significant scientific and leadership contributions to the country, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada announced.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

QUANTUM: The Exhibition takes centre stage at newly reopened Canada Science and Technology Museum

Thursday, December 21, 2017 (Ottawa, Ontario) – An exhibition on quantum technologies from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is captivating curious minds at the newly reopened Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Canadian Space Agency awards IQC $1.5M for encryption mission

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is awarding $1.5 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) to lead the science of a mission called the Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat), which will protect the communications and data of Canadians on Earth and in space.

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