uWaterloo to open $5-million quantum computing lab

December 11, 2012

The University of Waterloo will this week open a first-of-its-kind laboratory at its Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), which the university says could lead to the creation of quantum materials to be used in future technologies. Quantum materials are the building blocks of robust quantum devices, and the creation of such devices would bring “the possibility of a quantum computer one step closer.” The new lab houses a $5-million tool to grow these new quantum materials. The Canadian government, Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research Fund, and industry partners helped fund the new lab. uWaterloo News Release