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)
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
Magic Angle SpinningEnabling 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). Corys research at IQC is expected to contribute toward the worlds 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."
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.
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.
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.
Read a feature report by CBC on quantum computing research at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing:
" .. 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.
Research highlights (University of Waterloo): "Raymond Laflamme choreographs the worlds 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..."