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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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A faculty position is available. Please see position details here.

Congratulations! Rob Thompson has an article published in the Nature: Characterization of the 1S-2S transition in antihydrogen.

Congratulations! Ghazal Haji Salem is awarded an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship.

Congratulations! Barry Sanders has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Aviram Rawal Lvovsky was born on August 30 at 6:03 am, 3.8 kilos and 48 cm.

Barry Sanders is a co-author of an article "Observation of topological edge states in parity-time-symmetric quantum walks" published in the "Nature Physics" on 31 July 2017. Congratulations!

Welcome new members to IQST. Gustavo Amaral, a new postdoc in Wolfgang Tittel's group. Jose da Costa Filho, Hamza Qureshi, and Prathwiraj Umesh started their graduate program at IQST. Welcome on board.

Congratulations! Nafiseh Sang-Nourpour successfully defended her Ph.D exam on 24 August 2017 and joined as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Optics Institute, Quèbec.

Congratulations! Priyaa Varshinee successfully defended her candadicacy exam on 24 August 2017.

Congratulations! Mark Girard successfully defended his Ph.D exam on 14 July 2017 and joined as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo.

In the Media:

  • Inside Science, 30 October 2018
    The 'quantum vampire' effect is spookier than ever: A. I. Lvovsky
    ( Original )

  • Physicsworld.com, 26 October 2018
    Journal editors share their views on the future of open-access publishing: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Physicsworld.com, 25 September 2018
    Superconducting and diamond qubits get a boost: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Chinanews, 17 September 2018
    Chongqing starts a quantum project: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • CQNews, 17 September 2018
    Quantum telecommunication conference held in Changsou: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Upcoming

    IQST Colloquium - Kartik Srinivasan [National Institutte of Standards and Technology]
    Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Friday 1st March, 2019 at 4:00-5:00pm in TBA

    IQST Seminar - Khabat Heshami [National Research Council of Canada], Monday 19th November, 2018 at 4:00-5:00pm in SB 105
    "Towards development of a quantum network"

    IQST Seminar - Urbasi Sinha [Raman Research Institute], Wednesday 21st November, 2018 at 3:00-4:00pm in SA 119
    "On superposition, interference and Feynman paths"

    Current Visitors

    Home Institution
    Urbasi Sinha 18 - 22 Nov 2018SB 317 Raman Research Institute
    Saeid Asgarnezhad 17 May - 3 Dec 2018SB 318 Sharif University of Technology
    Joan Ngure 10 Aug 2018 - 4 Jan 2019SB 316 African Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    Jianing Geng 18 Jul 2018 - 31 Mar 2019SB 312 Shandong University
    Mahnaz Jafarzadeh 6 Jul 2018 - 1 Apr 2019SB 306 Urmia University
    Jianlong Liu 1 Sep 2018 - 31 Aug 2019SB 117 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Xianxin Guo 14 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2019SB 318 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Ming-ming Wang 21 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2019SB 312 Xi'an Polytechnic University
    Siren Yang 25 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2020MS 342 Dalian University of Technology

    Expected Visitors

    Home Institution
    Khabat Heshami 19 - 20 Nov 2018  National Research Council Ottawa
    Kartik Srinivasan 1 Mar 2019SB 317 National Institute of Standards and 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 Nov 12, 2018