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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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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:

  • CIFAR (Canadian Institute For Advanced Research), 12 December 2014
    CIFAR hosts prominent Chinese scientists at QIS meeting: Barry Sanders
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  • UToday, 14 November 2014
    President hosts first Celebration of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Simon Trudel
    ( Original )

  • UToday, 02 October 2014
    The SQUID at 50: Renowned physicist John Clarke on campus:
    ( Original )

  • Physics, 19 September 2014
    Focus: Curvy photon trajectories could be detectable: Barry Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Telegraph India, 24 August 2014
    Indians attempt quantum clean-up - Experiment to right old error : Barry Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Upcoming

    IQST Colloquium - Robert Raußendorf [University of British Columbia]
    Wednesday 11th February, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 148
    "Wigner function negativity and contextuality in quantum computation on rebits"

    IQST Colloquium - Ian Affleck [University of British Columbia]
    Wednesday 18th February, 2015 at 3:00-4:00pm in SB 148
    "The Kondo effect and entanglement"

    Current Visitors

    Home Institution
    Ramakanth Illa 2 Jan - 31 Mar 2015  Technical University of Ostrava
    Weiwei Zhang 1 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2015SB 312 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    Expected Visitors

    Home Institution
    Robert Raußendorf 11 Feb 2015SB 317 University of British Columbia
    Ian Affleck 18 Feb 2015SB 317 University of British Columbia

    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