Quantum Institutes News

A scheme using quantum technology to encrypt messages from space is to be tested on a satellite in a programme involving University of Bristol researchers.... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-12
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom will test a new approach for secure communication using satellite-based quantum technology.... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-11
Identical twins might seem “indistinguishable,” but in the quantum world the word takes on a new level of meaning. While identical twins share many traits, the universe treats two indistinguishable quantum particles as intrinsically interchangeable. This opens the door for indistinguishable particles to interact in unique ways—such as in quantum... Read more
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Researchers have discovered the most precise way to control individual ions using holographic optical engineering technology.... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-04
Monday, May 3, 2021 The David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach  recognizes students dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum research and science in the community. IQC is proud to announce this year's recipients, PhD students Andrew Cameron and Connor Kapahi.... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-03
Scientists from the University’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QETLabs) have developed an algorithm that provides valuable insights into the physics underlying quantum systems - paving the way for significant advances in quantum computation and sensing, and potentially turning a new page in scientific investigation.... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-29
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 More than sixty years after Richard Feynman delivered a seminal lecture that foreshadowed the development of nanotechnologies, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Department of Chemistry faculty member Jonathan Baugh and University of New South Wales Sydney faculty member Arne Laucht served as co-editors leading the... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-28
Photons—the quantum particles of light—normally don’t have any sense of personal space. A laser crams tons of photons into a tight beam, and they couldn’t care less that they are packed on top of each other. Two beams can even pass through each other without noticing.... Read more
The University will receive €13M for globally significant research into anti-microbial resistance, artificial reproduction, futuristic materials, quantum mechanics, the philosophy of evolution and a truth taskforce to combat misinformation.... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-22
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Two projects most recently supported by the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF) aim to make quantum concepts more easily understood. The goal of one project is to explain how differences in cultural background influence perception and acceptance to the basic principles of quantum physics, while the... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-20
Alexey Gorshkov, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), is among 12 exceptional public servants chosen to receive the Arthur S. Flemming Award for 2020. The... Read more
Monday, April 19, 2021 The University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing welcomes the federal budget commitment to investing in a national quantum strategy. Alongside industry partners and other Canadian universities, the University of Waterloo has been advocating for a national quantum strategy to maintain Canada’s competitive edge as we develop and... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-19
Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation that was launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland’s National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT), has been awarded €615 million from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to power the advancement of quantum technology. This gives... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-13
Source: QuSoft - Blog
Funds will be used to train 2,000 researchers and engineers to scale 100 start-ups and to host three corporate R&D labs in the Netherlands by 2027 Monday, April 12, 2021 (Delft, Netherlands): Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation, which launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-09
Source: QuSoft - Blog
Monday, March 22, 2021 The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is proud to announce our membership in the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 – 30 Challenge. The 50 – 30 Challenge is a program between the Government of Canada, businesses and diversity organizations... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-22
Thursday, March 4, 2021 “I am Andra. Number 2342. In a few hours I will cease to exist,” opens the short film Gods. The futuristic fantasy film, bringing us the last message of a civilisation that deciphered the secrets of quantum physics, has taken First Prize in the Quantum Shorts... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-04
When you brush your hair in the morning, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not thinking about quantum physics. But the way your hair swirls as you brush is actually related to some features of the quantum world.... Read more
Last December 2020, Professor Gilles Brassard of the Université de Montréal was the first to be appointed on the new Turing chair for Quantum Software at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He joined QuSoft, the Dutch research centre for quantum software of which the UvA is one of the partners,... Read more
Published on: 2021-03-03
Source: QuSoft - Blog
The University of Sussex’s Global Engagement Review 2019 – 2020 which showcases our impactful global collaborations for the period has been launched.... Read more
Eind januari lieten onderzoekers van het Delftse QuTech en Microsoft weten dat ze toch niet zeker waren dat ze majoranadeeltjes hadden waargenomen. Ze trokken hun Nature-publicatie hierover terug, een tegenslag voor de Delftse onderzoekers en Microsoft. Dat de toekomst van de quantumcomputer nu onzeker is, zoals Bert Wagendorp schreef in zijn column in de Volkskrant,... Read more
Published on: 2021-02-24
Source: QuSoft - Blog