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

Peter Tieleman received prestigious Killam award.

Neil Sinclair won the 2nd best poster prize at QCrypt 2013.

Matthew Mitchell won the 3rd Place at the AITF Video Competition in Banff, June 2013.

Congratulations to Ben Lavoie and his wife on the birth of their daughter Isla June! She was born on Sunday 16 June 2013.

The Physical Review Letters Vol 110 Issue 22 cover picture is from the article Differential Evolution for Many-Particle Adaptive Quantum Metrology by IQST's Lovett, Crosnier, Perarnau-Llobet and Sanders.

Congratulations to David Feder! The Students’ Union (SU) honoured David Feder for his commitment to student success at its annual Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony.

Graduate students and Postdoctoral fellows can apply now for support at CryptoWorks21 .

IQST welcomes new members:

Graduate Student: Thomas Lutz
Summer Students: >Daniel Hogg from McGill University, Sourabh Kumar from IIT Kharagpur, Jeremy Witmer (NSERC USRA program)

In the Media:

  • Globe and Mail, 17 February 2015
    Dalhousie chemist awarded top Canadian science prize : Tom Ziegler
    ( Original )

  • CBC News, 17 February 2015
    Chemist Axel Becke wins $1M Herzberg Medal: Alex Becke, Dennis Salahub
    ( Original )

  • UToday, 05 February 2015
    Advances in quantum internet moving at light speed: Wolfgang Tittel, Danile Oblak, Erhan Saglamyurek
    ( Original )

  • CIFAR (Canadian Institute For Advanced Research), 12 December 2014
    CIFAR hosts prominent Chinese scientists at QIS meeting: Barry Sanders
    ( Original )

  • UToday, 14 November 2014
    President hosts first Celebration of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Simon Trudel
    ( Original )

  • Upcoming

    IQST Colloquium - Christopher Monroe [University of Maryland]
    Wednesday 25th March, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 148
    "Quantum networks of trapped ions"

    IQST Colloquium - Dirk Englund [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
    Thursday 16th April, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 142
    "Semiconductor quantum technologies for information processing and sensing"

    IQST Seminar - Varun Narasimhachar [University of Calgary], Wednesday 11th March, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 148
    "Thermodynamics of low-temperature coherent processes"

    IQST Seminar - Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia [Imperial College London], Tuesday 24th March, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 144
    "QNIX: A linear optical architecture for quantum computing "

    Current Visitors

    Home Institution
    Ramakanth Illa 2 Jan - 31 Mar 2015  Technical University of Ostrava
    Louise Budzynski 23 Feb - 24 Jul 2015SB 312 École Normale Supérieure
    Weiwei Zhang 1 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2015SB 312 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    Expected Visitors

    Home Institution
    Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia 19 - 26 Mar 2015SB 317 Imperial College London
    Christoper Monroe 25 Mar 2015SB 317 University of Maryland
    Dirk Englund 16 Apr 2015SB 317 Massachusetts 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