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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.

Vision :   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.

 

Headlines

Prof. Robert Thompson won university’s first NSERC John C. Polanyi Award for breakthrough work on antimatter.

Rob Thompson and Sharon are now proud parents of a new baby girl (Samantha). Mother and daughter are doing well. Samantha arrived Sunday with a birth weight of 7 lbs 14 oz.

Alex Lvovsky and Bhavya Rawal announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Rawal Lvovsky, on September 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm who weighed 3.6 kg at birth.

On September 20, 2013 the University of Calgary launched the new Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST)

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 .

In the Media

UToday, 04 February 2014
Physicists earn university’s first NSERC John C. Polanyi Award for breakthrough work on antimatter: Robert Thompson

CIFAR (Canadian Institute For Advanced Research), 19 November 2013
Barry Sanders

UToday, 15 November 2013
Barry Sanders

Physics News, 15 November 2013
Barry Sanders

Photonics, 14 November 2013
Barry Sanders

Phys.org, 14 November 2013
Barry Sanders

Photonics , 27 September 2013
University of Calgary Launches Institute for Quantum Science and Technology

Gauntlet , 26 September 2013
New Institute of Quantum Sciece and Technology

Radio Canada, 24 September 2013
Simon Trudel

UToday, 23 September 2013
Institute for Quantum Science and Technology launched

UToday, 23 September 2013
Time travel looks like a one-way journey, renowned physicist Paul Davies says: Paul Davies

University of Calgary, 20 September 2013
University of Calgary launches Institute for Quantum Science and Technology

Phys.org, 20 September 2013
University of Calgary launches Institute for Quantum Science and Technology

CBC Homestretch, 20 September 2013
Time travel: Paul Davies

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
Email: iqstinfo (at) ucalgary.ca
Courier delivery: Science B 307 (Science B 605 alternate)

Upcoming

Seminars and Colloquia:

  • IQST Seminar - Anne Broadbent [University of Ottawa]
    Co-sponsored by:The Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance
    Monday 3rd March, 2014 at 4:00-5:00pm in SB 144
    "Delegating private quantum computations (IQST-ISPIA talk)"
  • IQST Seminar - Chris O'Brien [Texas A&M University]
    Wednesday 5th March, 2014 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 144
    "TBA"
  • IQST Colloquium - Christopher Monroe [University of Maryland]
    Wednesday 19th March, 2014 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 144
    "TBA"
  • IQST Colloquium - William Wootters [Williams College]
    Wednesday 7th May, 2014 at 3:00-4:00pm in TBA
    "TBA"

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IQST Welcomes New Members

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Current Visitors

Name Duration Office Home Insitution
Keith Lee 24 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014 SB 115C Institute for Quantum Computing
Aurélien de la Lande 24 Feb 2014 - 5 Mar 2014 Université Paris-Sud
Guilherme Almeida 4 Nov 2013 - 10 Mar 2014 SB 118 Universidade Federal de Sergipe
Paolo Piazzetti 20 Sep 2013 - 19 Mar 2014 University of Calabria
Zhongzhong Qin 7 Jan 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 SB 318 East China Normal University
Mariagrazia Fortino 3 Oct 2013 - 2 Apr 2014 University of Calabria
Eun-Ok Bae 15 Jul 2013 - 31 Aug 2014 SB 306 Kyung Hee University

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Expected Visitors

Name Duration Office Home Insitution
Anne Broadbent 3 - 4 Mar 2014 SB 317 University of Ottawa
Chris O'Biren 5 Mar 2014 SB 317 Texas A&M University
Alex Kuzmich  7 Mar 2014 SB 317 Georgia Institute of Technology
Christopher Monroe 19 Mar 2014 SB 317 University of Maryland
Thomas Harold Dunning 16 Apr 2014 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Willaim Wooters 7 May 2014 SB 317 Williams College