Fire restoration work is expected to continue into late August. 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.

Raymond Laflamme

Professor; Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computing; Executive Director of IQC

Raymond LaflammeWould using quantum mechanics for information processing be an impediment or could it be an advantage? This is the fundamental question in the field of quantum information processing (QIP). QIP is a young field with an incredible potential impact reaching from the way we understand fundamental physics to technological applications. 

Information processing devices are pervasive in our society -  from the 5 dollar watches to multi-billions satellite network - and have allowed the information revolution which is developing around us. It has transformed not only the way we communicate or entertain ourselves, but also the way we do science and even the way we think. All this information is manipulated using the classical approximation to the laws of physics, but we know that there is a better approximation: the quantum mechanical laws.

Contact information
Office: RAC1 1111; QNC 3119
Phone: 519 888-4567 ext. 32430

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