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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Low-temperature physics: quantum researchers collaborate in Canadian arctic

Quantum in Iqaluit group photo

by Colin Hunter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Cutting-edge science met centuries-old traditions when researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing trekked to the Canadian territory of Nunavut to share ideas.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Photon triplets pave way for multi-photon entanglement

Image of quantum dot molecule

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.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Canada’s self-proclaimed “quantum geek,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joins IQC anniversary celebration

Raymond and Janice Laflamme at IQC's 15th anniversary dinner

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Evolving the infrastructure of cybersecurity


With activities like online banking and shopping on the rise, Canada will require adept problem solvers to develop secure protocols and encryption software to protect sensitive data.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications

Flight paths for the 7km arc and line

from IOP publishing

Researchers in Canada have taken a significant step towards enabling secure quantum communication via moving satellites, as announced by the Canadian Government in April 2017.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

IQC graduate student wins Vanier Scholarship

IQC PhD student Daniel Grimmer

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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Four IQC researchers granted Early Researcher Awards

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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Violating Bell’s inequality with nanoscale light sources

Tapered nanowire growth

IQC faculty member Michael Reimer was part of an international team that achieved the first violation of Bell’s inequality in a photonic nanostructure with enhanced light extraction efficiency.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New causal structures only found in the quantum world 

L to R: Kevin Resch, Robert Spekkens, Katja Ried and Jean-Philippe MacLean

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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Canada’s support will help Waterloo launch quantum research into space

Thomas Jennewein on the roof of Research Advancement Centre 1

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.

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