Visitor program

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) hosts researchers of many levels of expertise working in quantum information science. If you are a researcher interested in visiting IQC, please complete the visitor program form.

If you are a student interested in visiting IQC or a researcher interested in a short-term visit to IQC, you are encouraged to first contact a faculty member within IQC with whom you wish to work.

If you have questions about IQC’s visitor program, please contact Matt Fries, Visitor Program Manager.

Current Visitors

Visitor Institution Room Arrival Departure UW Host
Matthijis Vernooij Tu Delft QNC 0213 02/12/2024 06/10/2024 William Slofstra
Romi Lipshitz Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel B211 04/19/2024 07/07/2024 Debbie Leung
Jerome Guyot  Université Paris-Saclay QNC 4129 05/02/2024 07/11/2024 Norbert Lutkenhaus
Darsh Khandelwal Indian Institute of Astrophysics B211 05/09/2024 07/31/2024 Adrian Lupascu
Luke Dyer Stony Brook University B211 05/15/2024 08/24/2024 Jonathan Baugh

Future Visitors

Visitor Institution Room Arrival Departure UW Host
Akira Oiwa Osaka University QNC 4106 05/27/2024 05/28/2024 Michael Reimer
Lennart Jehle University of Vienna B211 06/01/2024 08/01/2024 Michael Reimer
Asa Gauntlette University of Durham QNC 0213 07/01/2024 08/31/2024 Raymond Laflamme
Kenji Maeda University of Massachusetts, Boston TBD 06/03/2024 07/12/2024 Alexandre Cooper Roy
Lennhart Jehrl University of Vienna TBD 05/27/2024 08/02/2024 Micheal Reimer
Dusan Saranec University at Buffalo RAC TBD 07/01/2024 07/31/2024 David Cory
Jerome Weisemann TU Berlin QNC 4106 07/07/2024 07/14/2024 Norbert Lutkenhaus
Nazar Masuita Leipzig University B211 07/22/2024 10/22/2024 Adrian Lupascu
Ali Mahmoud Sakr University of Twente B311 09/09/2024 12/09/2024 Jonathan Baugh
Xiangling Xu ETH Zurich QNC 4106 07/08/2024 07/19/2024 William Slofstra
Adam Kaufman University of Colorado, Boulder TBD 12/02/2024 12/03/2024 Colloquium Speaker

Information for future visitors


Please note that citizens of some countries may need a visa to enter Canada. If you need a visa, please register early. You may need the confirmation letter of acceptance to the conference for a visa application. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for full details.

Please note that some visitors may encounter delays due to immigration regulations. Last-minute requests may not be possible to accommodate for this reason.

Future visitor program checklist

  1. Complete IQC’s visitor program form.
  2. If you’re invited to be part of IQC’s visitor program, follow the steps listed on Waterloo’s visitors website.


Review the University of Waterloo travel policy before booking your flight and transportation to campus.

IQC recommends booking flights to Toronto Pearson International airport. It offers the greatest number transportation services that can take you from the airport to the City of Waterloo.