IQC

Institute for Quantum Computing

Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

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  • Quantum Outlook 2020
    2020 will be a watershed year for the Quantum Revolution. There will be surprising early applications, though previously over-hyped timelines may leave some disappointed. Geopolitical considerations will be hard to ignore as major national programmes set out their stalls. The chill winds of a quantum winter may threaten some, but ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
  • Quantum Internet Outlook 2020
    Fortunately preparations are well in hand to fix the Internet before large scale quantum computers can break it. But even in 2020, sensitive data intercepted and stored is already vulnerable to future attack. Companies must act to ensure they are not caught-out by the coming transition. In the longer term, ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowDecember 16, 2019
  • Quantum safe cryptography – waiting to save the world
    Future quantum computers will one day bring us many great benefits. Unfortunately they will also break many of the cryptographic protocols on which current Internet security depends. Google’s quantum supremacy breakthrough notwithstanding, this is still most likely many years off. However, sensitive data intercepted and stored today, or long lifecycle ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowOctober 4, 2019
Latest News
  • New software combines quantum and classical machine learning
    Monday, March 9, 2020 Five University of Waterloo students have teamed up with Google to develop software to accelerate machine learning using quantum science. The collaborative effort resulted in the creation of an open-source hybrid quantum-classical machine learning software platform, called TensorFlow Quantum. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsMarch 9, 2020
  • Un nouveau logiciel combine les apprentissages automatiques classique et quantique
    Monday, March 9, 2020 In English. Cinq étudiants de l’Université de Waterloo ont fait équipe avec Google pour mettre au point un logiciel accélérant l’apprentissage automatique à l’aide de la physique quantique. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsMarch 9, 2020
  • Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three
    Thursday, February 27, 2020 Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurrence of directly splitting one photon into three. The occurrence, the first of its kind, used the spontaneous parametric down-conversion method (SPDC) in quantum optics and created what quantum optics ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsFebruary 27, 2020
  • Des chercheurs en physique quantique parviennent à diviser un photon en trois
    Thursday, February 27, 2020 In English. Des chercheurs de l’Institut d’informatique quantique (IQC) de l’Université de Waterloo rapportent la première subdivision directe d’un photon en trois. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsFebruary 27, 2020
  • New research vets protocols for affordable, secure communication on optical networks
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 IQC researchers have developed a new tool for evaluating the security of a broad class of protocols that can take advantage of existing telecom infrastructure to deploy large quantum-secured communication networks in the near-future. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsJanuary 29, 2020
  • De nouvelles recherches évaluent des protocoles de communication abordables et sûrs dans des réseaux optiques
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 In English. Des chercheurs de l’IQC viennent de mettre au point un nouvel outil d’évaluation de la sûreté d’une vaste catégorie de protocoles, capables d’exploiter l’infrastructure actuelle de télécommunications afin de créer dans un avenir rapproché de grands réseaux de communication sécurisés à l’aide de mécanismes ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsJanuary 29, 2020
  • New research puts a spin on environmental defects
    Friday, December 20, 2019 Magnetic fields are all around us—and even in us—all the time, and they often prove useful in technologies we rely on, like hard drives, MRI scanners and the power plants that provide us electricity. Measuring small magnetic fields at an atomic scale would allow even more ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsDecember 20, 2019
  • De nouvelles recherches attribuent un spin à des anomalies d’un milieu
    Friday, December 20, 2019 In English. Il y a constamment autour de nous — et même en nous — des champs magnétiques souvent utiles dans des dispositifs technologiques sur lesquels nous comptons, tels que les disques rigides, les appareils d’IRM et les centrales électriques. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsDecember 20, 2019
  • Construire une meilleure horloge
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 In English. Les meilleures horloges au monde arrivent à tenir le temps avec une précision telle qu’elles ne s’écartent que d’une seconde sur des millions ou même des milliards d’années. Pourtant, des chercheurs souhaitent ardemment réaliser des horloges encore meilleures. ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsDecember 12, 2019
  • Building a better clock
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 The best clocks in the world can keep time so accurately that they only lose one second in millions or even billions of years. Yet, researchers are still fervently pursuing ever better clocks. Once a certain threshold of clock accuracy and stability is crossed, it will ... read more
    Source: Institute of Quantum Computing, Waterloo – NewsDecember 12, 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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