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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:

  • Popular Science, 29 August 2015
    The race to prove : Christoph Simon
    ( Original )

  • UToday, 23 June 2015
    University awarded $14.5 million in NSERC support: Christoph Simon
    ( Original )

  • 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 )

  • Upcoming

    IQST Colloquium - Alex Brown [University of Alberta]
    Wednesday 2nd December, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in ST 147
    "Computational Chemistry: From small molecule quantum dynamics to new materials"

    IQST Seminar - Huangjun Zhu [University of Cologne], Friday 8th January, 2016 at 3:00-4:00pm in TBA
    "A new paradigm for decoding quantum incompatibility"

    Current Visitors

    Home Institution
    Gaston Hornecker 28 Sep - 6 Dec 2015SB 117 Institute Néel (CNRS) France
    Weiwei Zhang 1 Sep 2014 - 29 Feb 2016SB 312 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    Expected Visitors

    Home Institution
    Alex Brown 2 Dec 2015SB 317 University of Alberta
    Huangjun Zhu 7 - 8 Jan 2016TBA University of Cologne
    Joseph H. Thywissen 29 Jan 2016SB 317 University of Toronto

    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