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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 Paul Barclay and his wife Signe Bray! They had a baby boy born on 31 August 2016.

Barry Sanders interview by Khwarizmi Science Society.

Ph.D students David Lake and Matthew Mitchell have won NSERC CGS (Canada Graduate Scholarship). Congratulations!

Barry Sanders is awarded as a 2016 Killam Annual Professor in recognition of his research and teaching excellence. Congratulations to Barry! .

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

In the Media:

  • Futurism, 09 August 2017
    World’s Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are “Tools of Destruction, Not Creation”: Alex Lvovsky
    ( Original )

  • UToday, 25 May 2017
    'Cats' bred by international scientific team help advance understanding of quantum mechanics: Alex Lvovsky
    ( Original )

  • CIFAR (Canadian Institute For Advanced Research), 17 May 2017
    How to breed Schrödinger’s cats: Alex Lvovsky
    ( Original )

  • Wired, 02 May 2017
    Physicists 'breed' largest ever Schrödinger's cat – and it could help unlock the quantum world: Alex Lvovsky
    ( Original )

  • Mail Online, 02 May 2017
    Physicists manage to 'breed' Schrodinger's cat in breakthrough that could help explain the quantum world: Alex Lvovsky
    ( Original )

  • Upcoming

    IQST Colloquium - Daniel Lidar [University of Southern California]
    Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Friday 29th September, 2017 at 4:00-5:00pm in TBA

    IQST Seminar - John Sipe [University of Toronto], Wednesday 23rd August, 2017 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 148
    "Why you should not use the electric field to quantize in nonlinear optics"

    IQST Seminar - Pervez Hoodbhoy [Forman Christian College, Pakistan], Tuesday 5th September, 2017 at 3:00-4:00pm in TBA
    "An instanton laboratory for condensed matter physics"

    Current Visitors

    Home Institution
    Yu Guo 22 Aug 2016 - 21 Aug 2017SB 117 Shanxi Datong University
    Haimin Zheng 1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2017  China University of Petroleum
    Aeysha Khalique 19 Jun - 31 Aug 2017  National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
    Wanjun Su 1 Mar 2017 - 28 Feb 2018SB 306 Fuzhou University

    Expected Visitors

    Home Institution
    John Sipe 23 - 25 Aug 2017SB 317 University of Toronto
    Pervez Hoodbhoy 5 Sep 2017SB 317 Forman Christian College
    Daniel Lidar 29 Sep 2017SB 317 University of Southern California

    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