Faculty & Research
The research at IQC is aimed at harnessing the quantum world and transforming the scientific and industrial landscape. At the deepest level of the atomic world, the laws of physics are governed by quantum mechanics, which imposes fundamental physical limits to controlling systems. Quantum information science and technology provide the framework to understand and utilize quantum properties of nature. The approach at IQC aims to take advantage of a critical mass of researchers in mathematics, physical science and engineering. We are focussing on three main applications: computing, communication and sensing. Computing is the manipulation and storage of information, communication relates to the transmission and sensing is related to the detection of signal or stimuli that could allow us to navigate the nanoscopic world. Quantum mechanics allows these applications to be more efficient and more precise than what can be done using classical devices using a similar amount of resources.
The development of quantum sensors, quantum communications and quantum information systems will harness quantum phenomena and use them for a technological advantage. The development of practical quantum sensors and actuators will find its first applications in the realm of nanotechnology as tools for navigating and controlling the nanoscopic world. As we harness the quantum world, quantum computers will become reality.
IQC’s research breadth spans from the foundations of quantum information science to the development of quantum technologies; some experiments focus on the nano-scale, while others world on the planetary scale via satellite. Below are some of the areas of specialization explored by IQC’s theoretical and experimental scientists.
Areas of Research:
|Jonathan Baugh (Chemistry)||Andrew Childs (Combinatorics & Optimization)|
|Richard Cleve (Computer Science)||David Cory (Chemistry)|
|Joseph Emerson (Applied Mathematics)||Thomas Jennewein (Physics & Astronomy)|
|Raymond Laflamme (Physics & Astronomy)||Debbie Leung (Combinatorics & Optimization)|
|Adrian Lupaşcu (Physics & Astronomy)||Norbert Lütkenhaus (Physics & Astronomy)|
|Hamed Majedi (Electrical & Computer Engineering)||Guo-Xing Miao (Electrical & Computer Engineering)|
|Michele Mosca (Combinatorics & Optimization)||Ashwin Nayak (Combinatorics & Optimization)|
|Kevin Resch (Physics & Astronomy)||Frank Wilhelm (Physics & Astronomy)|
|John Watrous (Computer Science)|
Research Assistant Professors:
|Vadim Makarov (Physics & Astronomy)||Marco Piani (Physics & Astronomy)|
|Dmitry Pushin (Physics & Astronomy)|
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