Quantum Institutes News

Researchers at JQI and their colleagues have proposed a novel method for finding dark matter, the cosmos’s mystery material that has eluded detection for decades. Dark matter makes up about 27% of the universe; ordinary matter, such as the stuff that builds stars and planets, accounts for just 5% of... Read more
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Four faculty members at the Institute for Quantum Computing received President’s Excellence in Research awards for their research achievements that were recognized by national or international foundations, associations and institutions. David Gosset, Christine Muschik, Rajibul Islam and Raymond Laflamme were among 125 educators and researchers who... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-20
A paper coauthored by JQI Fellow Ian Spielman in 2011 has been highlighted by the journal Physical Review A as part of its 50th anniversary celebration—one of only 26 that the journal plans to highlight in its “anniversary milestones” collection.... Read more
JQI Fellow Christopher Monroe has been elected as a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA). He is one of 118 OSA members to be selected this year.... Read more
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Calling for films that fit quantum stories into five minutes Can you show us the world through a quantum lens? The Quantum Shorts film festival is returning with a new call for entries. The international contest seeks films up to five minutes long that draw inspiration... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-13
A team led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons has taken another important step forward in the development of a silicon quantum computer.... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-08
This historical note was written by JQI Fellow Luis Orozco. In the early evening of Sunday, Oct. 7, 1900—120 years ago today—Max Planck found the functional form of the curve that we now know as the Planck distribution of black-body radiation. By my account, it was the birthdate of quantum... Read more
Thanks to Einstein, we know that our three-dimensional space is warped and curved. And in curved space, normal ideas of geometry and straight lines break down, creating a chance to explore an unfamiliar landscape governed by new rules. But studying how physics plays out in a curved space is challenging:... Read more
Friday, October 2, 2020 Cindy Yang is the winner of the inaugural Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science. Yang, a new Master of Applied Science student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (quantum information) has a passion for acoustic and superconducting waves who discovered... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-02
Friday, October 2, 2020 Cindy Yang is the winner of the inaugural Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science. Yang, a new Master of Applied Science student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (quantum information) has a passion for acoustic and superconducting waves who discovered... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-02
Quantum technology is expected to be a major technological driver in the 21st century, with significant societal impact in various sectors. A quantum network would revolutionize a broad range of industries, including computing, banking, medicine and data analytics. The internet has transformed virtually every aspect of our lives by enabling... Read more
The Department of Computer Science at the University of York seeks to appoint a Research...Read more The post Hub job opportunity! appeared first on Quantum Communications.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-29
Alfonso Tello Castillo, Catarina Novo, Ross Donaldson, “Prospects of time-bin quantum key distribution in turbulent...Read more The post New Hub publication: ‘Prospects of time-bin quantum key distribution in turbulent free-space channels’ appeared first on Quantum Communications.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-29
JQI Fellow Alexey Gorshkov has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He is one of 163 APS members to join the select group this year.... Read more
R. Kumar and T. Spiller, “Feasibility of higher key rate continuous variable quantum key distribution...Read more The post New Hub paper: ‘Feasibility of higher key rate continuous variable quantum key distribution with multi-mode signals’ appeared first on Quantum Communications.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-28
Chunmei Zhang, Alfonso Tello, Ugo Zanforlin, Gerald S. Buller, Ross J. Donaldson, “Link loss analysis...Read more The post New Hub paper: ‘Link loss analysis for a satellite quantum communication down-link’ appeared first on Quantum Communications.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-28
By Jason L. Pereira, Quntao Zhuang, Stefano Pirandola Submitted to arXiv on 21 September 2020. Quantum channels...Read more The post New Hub paper: Optimal environment localization appeared first on Quantum Communications.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-28
Timothy P. Spiller, “The EPSRC quantum communications hub,” Proc. SPIE 11540, Emerging Imaging and Sensing...Read more The post New Hub Publication: The EPSRC quantum communications hub appeared first on Quantum Communications.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-28
The quantum internet is one step closer to becoming reality, thanks to the work of...Read more The post Quantum network demonstrated by Hub investigators is largest of its kind appeared first on Quantum Communications.... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-28
Friday, September 25, 2020 The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Transformative Quantum Technologies Program (TQT) at the University of Waterloo announce a new Master of Science degree in Physics with a specialization in Quantum Technologies. ... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-25