News for Current students

Friday, November 18, 2022

Black holes could reveal their quantum-superposition states, new calculations reveal

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Quantum superposition is not just a property of subatomic particles but also of the most massive objects in the universe. That is the conclusion of four theoretical physicists in Australia and Canada who calculated the hypothetical response of a particle detector placed some distance from a black hole.

Friday, November 11, 2022

New Physics specialization prepares MSc students for quantum technology future

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After a memorable and inspiring premiere year, the Master of Science Degree in Physics with a specialization in Quantum Technology program has come to a close. The year saw a whirlwind of exciting learning that paved the way for the initial cohort of master’s students to embark on their own journeys to learn about quantum technology. Quantum technology breakthroughs are transforming the world, with applications in medicine, security, communications, and many other fields.

Friday, November 11, 2022

2022 Recipient of Laflamme and Gregson Award for Women in Quantum Information Science Announced

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Congratulations to Megan Byres who has been chosen as the recipient of the 2022 Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Researchers find simple method for creating 3-dimensional bridge structures on microchips

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Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) have found a new one-step process to construct tiny bridge structures on microchips with superconducting circuits, which are essential for future quantum computers based on superconductors.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Kevin Costello awarded John L. Synge Award from Royal Society of Canada

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Nineteen eminent Canadian scientists, scholars and researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and understanding of the past and present, including Waterloo’s mathematical physicist Kevin Costello.

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