What once took months by some of the world’s leading mathematicians can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo, paving the way for fast, secure quantum communication.
Physicists at the Faculty of Science and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo developed the first available software to evaluate the security of any protocol for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).
From vibrant serpentine outside the Crabby Joe's to the crinoid fossils on the outer walls of Immigration Canada, Kitchener is home to a rich geological history. Ancient rocks and fossils can be found in the buildings and surrounding landscapes throughout the city.
On Friday, May 6th, the Faculty of Science Outreach Team, in partnership with the Jane’s Walk initiative, hosted a “Rock around Kitchener” walking tour to explore the unique history of the city as told by its buildings.