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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 to Drs. Daniel Oblak and Christoph Simon on their 2020 New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration Grant: Uncovering the origin and role of ultra-weak bio-photons using quantum measurement technology.

Congratulations to Dr. Carlo Maria Scandolo on his article "Operational resource theory of imaginarity" published in the Physical Review Letters 126(9): 090401. It is the editor's suggestion.

Congratulations to Prof. Gilad Gour, Dr. Carlo Maria Scandolo on their article "Dynamical entanglement" published in the Physical Review Letters 125, 180505.

Technical abstract: Quantum supermaps are a higher-order generalization of quantum maps, taking quantum maps to quantum maps. It is known that any completely positive, trace non-increasing (CPTNI) map can be performed as part of a quantum measurement. By providing an explicit counterexample we show that, instead, not every quantum supermap sending a quantum channel to a CPTNI map can be realized in a measurement on quantum channels. We find that the supermaps that can be implemented in this way are exactly those transforming quantum channels into CPTNI maps even when tensored with the identity supermap. We link this result to the fact that the principle of causality fails in the theory of quantum supermaps.

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.

In the Media:

  • The Wire China, 23 January 2022
    The quantum edge: Barry C. Sanders
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  • SPIE Newsroom, 01 January 2022
    Searching for the brain's quantum network: Christoph Simon
    ( Original )

  • CBC News, 06 December 2021
    University of Calgary gets $22M for research on infectious diseases, quantum computing: Unviersity of Calgary
    ( Original )

  • Nature, 04 December 2021
    The future of quantum technology in Calgary is bright - A conversation with University of Calgary President and Vice Chancellor, Edward McCauley: Edward McCauley
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  • Globe and Mail, 19 November 2021
    UCalgary partnerships exploring how quantum research can help to address 'hard problems': Barry C. Sanders
    ( Original )

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