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Welcome to the

Institute for Quantum Science and Technology

at the University of Calgary

The Institute for Quantum Science and Technology is a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. The goals of Calgary's Institute for Quantum Science and Technology are to conduct leading research in key theoretical and experimental topics of quantum science and technology, to provide excellent education and training in quantum science and technology and cognate areas, and to foster linkage between the Institute and other quantum science and technology institutes and with industrial partners.


To be a world leader in research and education in pure and applied quantum science and technology.

Mission Statement:

To advance quantum science and technology through interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach.

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$6,134,000 has been granted for ALPHA-g project in antimatter physics, led by Robert Thompson. Read more about the project

Congratulations to Alex Lvovsky for his appointment as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Peter Tieleman received prestigious Killam award.

Congratulations to Simon Trudel. Alexandre Calvin and William Hobbes joined the couple last night(15-June-2015) at 22:16 and 22:23, weighing in at 5lbs6oz and 4lbs 4oz. All are doing well.

In the Media:

  • UToday, 12 June 2015
    Symposium celebrates Nobel Prize-winning physicist Abdus Salam: Barry Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Innovation.ca, 29 May 2015
    Antimatter, a high-tech couch and a blood test for head injuries: Rob Thompson
    ( Original )

  • UToday, 29 May 2015
    Scientists push innovation frontier as part of $333-million investment : Rob Thompson
    ( Original )

  • ScienceNews, 21 March 2015
    Physicists double their teleportation power : Wolfgang Tittel
    ( Original )

  • NSERC (Success Stories), 01 March 2015
    Creating quantum computer networks: Wolfgang Tittel
    ( Original )

  • Upcoming

    IQST Seminar - Garcia-Patron Raul [Université libre de Bruxelles], Monday 13th July, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 144
    "Ultimate communication capacity of quantum optical channels"

    IQST Seminar - Priyaa Varshinee Srinivasan [Institute for Quantum Science and Technology], Wednesday 15th July, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 142
    "On the robustness of quantum bucket brigade RAM"

    IQST Seminar - Aharon Brodutch [Institute for Quantum Computing], Monday 20th July, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in TBA

    IQST Seminar - Andrei Faraon [California Institute of Technology], Wednesday 22nd July, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 142
    "Quantum light-matter interfaces based on rare-earth-doped crystals and nano-photonics"

    Current Visitors

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    Jibran Rashid 22 May - 1 Jul 2015ICT 645 Habib University
    Mária Kieferová 26 Jun - 3 Jul 2015SB 317 Institute for Quantum Computing
    Mohammad Shahid Shaikh 11 Jun - 9 Jul 2015SB 117 Habib University
    Louise Budzynski 23 Feb - 24 Jul 2015SB 312 École Normale Supérieure de Paris
    Wenqing Li 2 Feb - 31 Jul 2015  Jacobs University
    Yeyu Tong 12 May - 7 Aug 2015SB 318 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Punit Kumar Jha 19 May - 7 Aug 2015  Homi Bhabha National Institute, India
    Nguyen Dang Tran 26 May - 21 Aug 2015  Ho Chi Minh City University of Science
    Weiwei Zhang 1 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2015SB 312 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    Expected Visitors

    Home Institution
    Raul Garcia-Patron 13 - 14 Jul 2015SB 317 Université libre de Bruxelles
    Aharon Brodutch 20 - 23 Jul 2015SB 317 Institute for Quantum Computing
    Andrei Faraon 22 - 23 Jul 2015  California Institute of Technology

    All Visitors

    Contact Information:

    Institute for Quantum Science and Technology
    University of Calgary
    2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

    Phone: (403) 220-4403
    Fax: (403) 210-8876
    Courier delivery: Science B 307 (Science B 605 alternate)

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    Last updated June 13, 2014