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May 11, 2016

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2016 Undergraduate Student Research Awards.

May 20, 2016

What once took months by some of the world’s leading mathematicians can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo, paving the way for fast, secure quantum communication.

Physicists at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo developed the first available software to evaluate the security of any protocol for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).

Apr. 22, 2016

Dr. Roger MelkoDr. Roger Melko is a pioneer and world leader in the modern multidisciplinary field of quantum many-body physics. He has made major contributions to our understanding of strongly interacting condensed-matter systems through large-scale computer simulations.

Apr. 5, 2016

Researchers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo as well as the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have, for the first time, converted the colour and bandwidth of ultrafast single photons using a room-temperature quantum memory in diamond.

Mar. 3, 2016

Professor Melanie Campblell presents her public lecture at THEMUSEUMMore than 65 members of the local community came to hear Professor Melanie Campbell present her public lecture, “The eye, a window on the brain,” at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener last week.

Feb. 26, 2016

Dave Hawthorn and the resonant soft x-ray scattering equipmentElectron orbitals can exhibit surprising and unexpected patterns in superconducting cuprates, according to the latest finding by Waterloo physicists Professor David Hawthorn and doctoral student Andrew Achkar.

Feb. 18, 2016

A team led by Waterloo physicists has successfully detected the presence of single photons while preserving their quantum states.

Photons in quantum states are used as carriers of information and sent over long distance, for applications like quantum cryptography and teleportation. However, any transmission is inherently lossy – only 50 per cent of photons arrive after travelling 15 kilometres through optical fibre – making it very difficult to know when an individual photon is arriving.

Feb. 9, 2016

Physicist Raymond Laflamme, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and executive director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, saw his CRC renewed for $1.4 million over seven years.

His research on controlling quantum systems using quantum error correction is critical to the development of robust new quantum technologies. Harnessing the power of technologies at the atomic scale requires mechanisms to control these fragile, yet powerful behaviours.

Feb. 4, 2016

New findings from an international collaboration led by Canadian scientists may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level.