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William Power (Chemistry)

Hartwig Peemoeller (Physics & Astronomy)

Raymond Laflamme (Physics & Astronomy / IQC)

Janet Venne (NMR Facility, Department of Chemistry)

NMR Facility (Department of Chemistry)

NMR Laboratories (Institute for Quantum Computing)

Canadian eventInstitute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo (Sept 19/11)

Multiple tenure-track faculty positions announced at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in the area of quantum information with the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics & Astronomy. For more information http://iqc.uwaterloo.ca/welcome/positions

Review in Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy (Jan 21/11)

Annual Reports

William P. Power "High-Resolution Magic Angle Spinning—Enabling Applications of NMR Spectroscopy to Semi-Solid Phases," Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy 72 (2011) 111-156.

David Cory awarded Canada Excellence Research Chair (May 24/10)

David Cory, formerly a professor of nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been appointed Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing at the University of Waterloo (official announcement). Cory’s research at IQC is expected to contribute toward the world’s first generation of practical quantum devices (IQC).

At the MIT David Cory was leading development of innovative nuclear magnetic resonance methods for quantum information processing and advanced engineering (MIT's Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory).

About CERC: "The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program supports Canadian universities in their efforts to build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. The program awards each of the some 20 chairholders and their research teams up to $10 million over seven years to establish ambitious research programs in Canada."

Interview with Raymond Laflamme (IQC) (Sept 18/09)

In July 2009, David Johnston, president of the University of Waterloo, sat down with Raymond Laflamme, director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, to discuss quantum information research at Waterloo and the recent donation to IQC of over $100 mil from Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis. This conversation was filmed in the Laflamme’s NMR lab at IQC.

Watch the video of this interview online at IQC

Perimeter Institute "Quantum to Cosmos" Festival (June 17/09)

Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Waterloo, Ontario) celebrates its 10th anniversary by organizing a science festival "Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future" from October 15 to 25, 2009 at Perimeter Institute and other venues located throughout Uptown Waterloo.

An extensive program will feature more than 50 events including keynote presentations, panel discussions, exhibits, film screenings, world premieres and cultural events (see details) that will showcase a wide variety of fascinating topics such as new forms of quantum communication, scientific visualization, the future of robotics, green technologies, personal genetics, and even the possibility of life on other planets.

All events, with the exception of concerts, are free. You will need advance tickets due to space limitations. Sign up on the official Q2C website now to be ready to order your tickets starting September 1, 2009.

Canada Research Chairs in magnetic resonance (Feb 23/09)

Government of Canada has announced today an investment of $120.4 million to fund 134 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs in 37 Canadian universities. This includes renewal of two Tier 1 Chairs involved in magnetic resonance research.

Raymond Laflamme (University of Waterloo) Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Quantum Information

Bruce Balcom (University of New Brunswick) Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Materials Science and MRI. Bruce has also been awarded a complementary CFI funding under the Leaders Opportunity Fund.

Our sincere congratulations to Raymond, Bruce and their colleagues with this well-deserved recognition.


CBC reports on Quantum Computing at Waterloo (Feb 23/09)

Read a feature report by CBC on quantum computing research at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing:


"Canadian NMR Research" - Focus on Waterloo (Feb 2/09)

Winter 2009 " .. Fellow NMR spectroscopists at Waterloo have one more reason to celebrate. The proposed Federal Budget 2009 contains an impressive $50 million item for the Institute for Quantum Computing “to support the construction and establishment of a new worldclass research facility”...."

Read the full news feature about NMR at Waterloo in the Winter 2009 Issue of the "Canadian NMR Research" news bulletin.

Master of the quantum dance (December 9, 2008)

Research highlights (University of Waterloo): "Raymond Laflamme choreographs the world’s most complicated dance: a pirouette of atoms. Using radio-wave pulses, he flips the nuclei of hydrogen and carbon-13 atoms inside a nuclear magnetic resonance machine, causing the nuclei to reverse their positive and negative poles..."