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Monday, December 4, 2017

Roger Melko’s Group is Pioneering Machine Learning Techniques to Solve Fundamental Problems in Condensed Matter

t-sne Ising

In 2012, a group of University of Toronto researchers led by Geoffrey Hinton sparked a revolution in artificial intelligence that has dramatically changed the world. Their breakthrough came after decades of research designing machine learning algorithms for use in computer vision tasks, such as feature extraction from raw image data.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Tale of Two Supernovae

The Perseus galaxy cluster, located about 240 million light-years away, is shown in this composite of visible light (green and r

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mirror Anomaly in Dirac Semimetals

transition between space-time and anti-spce-time through a "nodal loop" phase

Theoretical Research into Weyl-Dirac Semimetals May Lead to Novel Quantum Devices

Monday, November 13, 2017

Quantum Simulations & Quantum Networks

Rendering a quantum interaction

How can we use quantum technology to tackle problems from high energy physics?

Dr. Christine Muschik recently joined the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the IQC. Her research addresses the question: How can we use quantum technology to tackle problems from high energy physics?

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).