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Monday, September 18, 2017

Scalable quantum computers within reach

Chip-to-chip bonding: Sketch and images of fabricated devices.

Quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence, quantum-safe cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems all rely on the power of quantum computing.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Physicist named as new research chair in quantum error correction

At an announcement earlier today at the Waterloo Innovation Summit, Physics and Astronomy Professor Raymond Laflamme was named the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis “John von Neumann” Chair in Quantum Information at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New causal structures only found in the quantum world

Kevin Resch, Robert Spekkens, Katja Reid, and Jean-Phillipe 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. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Raymond Laflamme recognized for ground-breaking contributions to quantum research

Raymond Laflamme

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) have awarded Raymond Laflamme, Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, the 2017 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. The CAP-CRM prize recognizes research excellence in Canada.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Richard Epp and Michael Beazely recognized for Excellence in Science Teaching

Michael Beazely and Richard Epp

Excellence in teaching is both a tradition and a core mission of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science. Each year the Faculty of Science celebrates this dedication and superior teaching calibre by selecting up to two instructors to receive its highest teaching honour: the Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waterloo researchers capture first "image" of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

Dark matter filaments bridge the space between galaxies in this false colour map.

Astrophysicists at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.

The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waterloo joins consortium building the world’s best submillimeter-surveyor telescope

Site of the CCAT-p

A team of Canadian, American, and German scientists announced construction will soon begin on the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Waterloo Physicist receives funding for state-of-art quantum materials research

Dr. Jan Kycia

Jan Kycia is one of nineteen researchers from the University of Waterloo awarded funding through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), announced today by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Monday, February 20, 2017

Physics competes in Science’s 3MT heat

group photo of 3MT science heat competitors

The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.