University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Fire restoration work is expected to continue into early November. The main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors of the Physics building will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed.
Administrative offices have been relocated to PHY 345.
Please contact individual faculty members to request appointments, as many faculty have been relocated during this process.
Please do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.
Faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is recognized for his “pioneering theoretical contributions to the fields of quantum secure communications and optical quantum information processing.”
The American Physical Society (APS) is the world's second largest organization of physicists. The Society publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review Letters. Fellowship is a distinct honour signifying recognition by one’s professional peers.
Before joining the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2011, Lütkenhaus led an Emmy-Noether Research Group at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Here, Lütkenhaus’ research focuses on finding advantageous quantum communication protocols, including secure Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). His research aims to bridge the gap between a theoretical computer-sciences based approach to quantum communication and its physical implementation.