Quantum devices: Building an innovative future for Canada

February 15, 2013

February 17 - Boston, MA - Quantum information processing promises not only breakthroughs for computing, communications and cryptography, but it can also help us devise tools for navigating and controlling the nano-scale world. Sensors that operate according to quantum mechanics may achieve sensitivity, selectivity, precision and robustness far beyond their classical counterparts.

Canada Excellence Research Chair David Cory from the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing will be in Boston for the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meetings.

"Today, we come close to realizing this quantum gain for practical sensors. The key next steps are to learn which quantum processes provide these benefits and how to engineer them," says Cory.

Take this opportunity to connect with one of Canada's top quantum experts and find out how the team at the Institute for Quantum Computing is advancing their work to build game-changing quantum devices.

David Cory will be speaking as part of the Canada press breakfast event at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston. Members of the media can attend his session Sunday, February 17, at 7:45 a.m. in room 200 at the Hynes Convention Centre.
About the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a multidisciplinary scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo. Our research focusses on harnessing the quantum laws of nature to discover and develop powerful new technologies that will transform information technology and drive the 21st century economy. IQC research bridges theory and experiments in quantum computing, quantum communication and other quantum devices through the collaboration of over 200 computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physical scientists and students. Established in 2002, IQC offers graduate and post graduate programs and educational outreach activities that inspire scientific discovery in the realm of quantum mechanics.

About the University of Waterloo

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For more information about Waterloo, visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

About the Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada's universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world's top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private-sector innovation and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. For more information, visit innovation.ca.

Media contact:

Tobi Day-Hamilton
Associate Director, Communications and External Relations
Institute for Quantum Computing
University of Waterloo
519 497 1846

Canada Foundation for Innovation

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