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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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Barry Sanders is awarded as a 2016 Killam Annual Professor in recognition of his research and teaching excellence. Congratulations to Barry! .

$6,134,000 has been granted for ALPHA-g project in antimatter physics, led by Robert Thompson. Read more about the project

In the Media:

  • CBC News, 15 May 2016
    The debate over preserving Calgary's architectural heritage: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Maclean's, 19 April 2016
    Trudeau versus the experts: Quantum computing in 35 seconds: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Physicsworld.com, 04 March 2016
    Shor's algorithm is implemented using five trapped ions: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Physicsworld.com, 02 February 2016
    What it’s like collaborating with physicists in China: Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

  • Globe and Mail, 20 January 2016
    Antimatter experiment probes for cracks in nature’s mirror : R. I. Thompson
    ( Original )

  • Upcoming

    IQST Seminar - David Jennings [Imperial College of London], Wednesday 15th June, 2016 at 3:00-4:00pm in TBA

    Current Visitors

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    Guilhem Madiot 14 Mar - 30 Jun 2016SB 508 Université Paris-Sud
    Xiaohong Li 24 Nov 2015 - 23 Nov 2016  Henan University of Science and Technology
    Mercedes Gimeno Segovia 18 Jan 2016 - 17 Jan 2017SB 537 University of Bristol
    Liang Qiu 29 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2017SB 306 China University of Mining and Technology
    Dongxiao Quan 14 Mar 2016 - 13 Mar 2017SB 306 Xidian University

    Expected Visitors

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    David Jennings 13 - 18 Jun 2016  Imperial College of London

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    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