News archive - 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Canadian astronomers to see how the universe formed with help of new $4.9 million grant

A team of Canadian researchers led by University of Waterloo professor Michel Fich have been awarded $4.9 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to build a next generation telescope.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Inaugural Wittek Quantum Prize Awarded to Waterloo and Perimeter PhD Student

February 5, 2021

Xiu-Zhe (Roger) Luo is honoured for his open-source software contributions

Perimeter and University of Waterloo PhD student Xiu-Zhe (Roger) Luo has won the inaugural Wittek Quantum Prize for Open Source Software.

Monday, February 8, 2021

International Women's Day High Tea Social

Grab your favourite afternoon drink, cozy up in your favourite chair and spend an hour with some truly inspirational women. Whether you'd like to just listen, or engage over text in the online chat forum, this virtual high tea social will be a lively commentary and round-table discussion about why women choose to challenge.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Taking qubits to the next level

Researchers have implemented a gate used in important quantum algorithms in one step on a three-level quantum system—a qutrit—for the first time.

The new work led by Ali Yurtalan, Research Associate at IQC and in the University of Waterloo Department of Physics and Astronomy, identifies and addresses key challenges to controlling a qutrit, bringing researchers one step closer to developing quantum computers based on these multi-level quantum processors.

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