IQC

Institute for Quantum Computing

Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

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Recent Insight
  • Seeding innovation in commercial quantum networks
    Next generation quantum key distribution is set to offer easier deployment on existing real-world infrastructure. The importance of partnering to offer end-to-end business services to early adopters is growing. The recent extension of the UK Quantum Network to the BT led tech cluster at Adastral Park is a powerful statement. ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowMarch 30, 2019
  • Europe’s drive to create wealth from Quantum Technology
    The focus of the EU’s €1b Quantum Flagship programme is not basic science, nor is it simply about bringing new technologies to market. The end-goal is driving wealth creation, jobs and societal benefits in Europe. This requires kick-starting the competitive position of European industry in this sector and making Europe ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowMarch 6, 2019
  • Quantum Outlook 2019
    2018 has seen rising awareness of the future potential of quantum technology. 2019 is set to see quantum computing in particular at the peak of its hype cycle. Fact Based Insight believes that investors should take a wide view of the sector to find value in the short, medium and ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 17, 2018
Latest News
  • Honeywell funding launches QEYSSat into orbit
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsJune 19, 2019
  • Revealing quantum gravity with quantum computer simulation
    Monday, June 17, 2019 Raymond Laflamme, Department of Physics and Astronomy professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo keeps himself curious by exploring new areas of interest.  ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsJune 17, 2019
  • Building the source for quantum encryption: A perfect proposal
    Friday, June 7, 2019 The future is quantum, and it needs to be “perfect” if we are going to trust our security and data with it. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsJune 7, 2019
  • Quantum Cloud Computing with Self-Check
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 New Method Enables Powerful Quantum Simulation on Current Hardware A quantum co-processor successfully simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and self-verified the result for the first time, according to a new study published in Nature. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsMay 15, 2019
  • New project builds Canada’s strength in high-risk, high-reward research
    Monday, May 13, 2019 Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) researchers Christine Muschik, Rajibul Islam and IQC affiliate Roger Melko received the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) for a joint project that aims to build the first quantum simulation with ions in Canada. Awarded in the NFRF’s exploration stream, their ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsMay 13, 2019
  • Prizes awarded to three Quantum Shorts films
    Monday, April 15, 2019 The Quantum Shorts film festival is delighted to announce its three top prize winners, selected from a shortlist of ten incredible short films inspired by quantum physics. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), is a scientific partner of the festival. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsApril 15, 2019
  • Crossing the chasm — still a relevant challenge
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Angela Mondou, author, entrepreneur and founder of ICE Leadership Inc., shared her insight into technology commercialization at the CryptoWorks21 Distinguished Lecture March 12. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsApril 9, 2019
  • La distribution quantique de clés dans le monde réel
    Thursday, March 28, 2019 Lindsay Babcock, Katanya Kuntz, Sebastian Slaman, et Ramy Tannous du Laboratoire de photonique quantique, sous la direction de Thomas Jennewein, chercheur à l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC), ont conçu et réalisé une démonstration portable de distribution quantique de clés (DQC). L’appareil de démonstration faisait appel à des ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsMarch 28, 2019
  • Taking quantum key distribution out of the lab
    Thursday, March 28, 2019 Lindsay Babcock, Katanya Kuntz, Sebastian Slaman, and Ramy Tannous of the Quantum Photonics Lab, led by Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) researcher Thomas Jennewein, designed and constructed a working portable demonstration of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). The QKD demo used hardware components designed by Excelitas Technologies, ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsMarch 28, 2019
  • Quantum illuminates new potential for radar technology
    Monday, March 18, 2019 Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) performed the first demonstration of quantum-enhanced noise radar, opening the door to promising advancements in radar technology. The researchers showed how the quantum process can outperform a classical version of the radar by a factor of 10, enabling ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsMarch 18, 2019

 

Project Description

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo. The research happening at IQC harnesses the quantum laws of nature in order to develop powerful new technologies and drive future economies.

IQC was launched 15 years ago thanks to the pioneering vision and incredibly generous personal investment of Mike Lazaridis. The BlackBerry creator understood that truly revolutionary technologies can only emerge when scientists are given the resources and intellectual freedom to pursue trailblazing research. Lazaridis had already demonstrated this passion and support for fundamental science by founding Waterloo's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, where scientists ponder the deepest questions of reality.

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