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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! Prof. Paul Barclay won the 2019 CAP Herzberg Medal.

Quantum Technology Dream Team Receives Major Innovation Fund

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:

  • CCIDCOM.com, 05 June 2019
    ITU Workshop on Quantum Information Technology (QIT) for Networks is Held in Shanghai: University of Calgary
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  • CAP.ca, 08 May 2019
    The 2019 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to Paul Barclay: Paul Barclay
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  • Illinois.edu, 08 May 2019
    CIRI physicists harness quantum computing to safeguard critical infrastructure: Barry C. Sanders
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  • UToday, 08 March 2019
    Antimicrobial resistance and quantum technology dream teams receive $12M in research funding : Barry C. Sanders and MIF Quantum Technologies Team
    ( Original )

  • Stony Brook University News, 14 February 2019
    Quantum immersion workshop to showcase research: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Upcoming

    Current Visitors

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    Varun Narasimhachar 15 - 19 Jul 2019  Nanyang Technological University
    Aritra Das 21 May - 27 Jul 2019SB 306 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    Na Lin 9 Aug 2018 - 31 Jul 2019SA 111 Shandong University
    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
    Jianwei Xu 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019  Northwest A&F University
    Siren Yang 25 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2020MS 342 Dalian University of Technology

    Expected Visitors

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    Al√°n Aspuru-Guzik 21 - 22 Oct 2019SB 317 University of Toronto

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    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 Mar 29, 2019