## Repurposing potential drug candidates for the treatment of COVID-19

Summary The main protease (Mpro) in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has emerged as a promising drug target. The scientific community has produced a large number of crystallographic structures of the protease, which mediates viral replication and transcription. These structures report several fragments with varied chemotypes […]

May 6, 2020

## Rydberg Atom Array Quantum Simulator

Summary Quantum simulators enable probing the static and dynamic properties of correlated quantum many-body systems that would otherwise be numerically inaccessible using classical simulators. We are developing quantum simulators based on arrays of neutral atoms excited to Rydberg states. Such Rydberg atom arrays are advantageous for simulating the dynamics of interacting spin systems (Ising spin […]

February 27, 2020

## Quantum Simulations of Fundamental Interactions

Summary To address questions in modern physics such as “what is the structure of matter inside neutron stars?” we need better computational methods to evaluate the interplay of fundamental forces between elementary particles. To-date the response to such questions rests on numerical computer simulations that are inherently limited. In this project, we develop new theoretical […]

April 18, 2019

## Combined momentum- and real-space photoelectric probes of dimensionality-tuned Weyl semimetals

Summary The library of two-dimensional (2D) materials has recently grown to include topological insulators and semimetals. Their incorporation in special device geometries may lead to novel quantum electronics with enhanced functionalities. Weyl semimetals, in particular, offer the most robust form of topological protection. Recent results from our group indicate that Weyl nodes should be […]

March 12, 2019

## Zero-Dimensional Quantum Materials for the Next Generation of Highly-Selective Chemical Sensors

Summary Heavy metals are a major public health concern and their on-site detection in water supplies is not well served by existing lab techniques. We develop a new multi-modal platform comprising functionalized quantum dots of two-dimensional materials (2D-QDs) for the sensing of four highly-toxic heavy metal pollutants (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury). The zero-dimensional […]

March 11, 2019

## Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference 2019

As members of the organizing committee of the Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference (CGQC), we are happy to invite your students to join us for the second edition of the conference. The goal of this conference is to build bridges between graduate students working in quantum information, quantum materials and quantum engineering. Participants will get a […]

February 5, 2019

## Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Quantum Materials, Devices and Molecules

Summary This project advances our ability to characterize and study novel quantum materials, quantum devices, and even individual molecules at the atomic level. By combining Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscopy (NC-AFM), Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and scanning gate methods, we correlate spatial information with transport properties and can locally manipulate charge, spin and structural states. […]

January 28, 2019

## Quantum Quest Seed Fund Round 4 Update

TQT is happy to announce that the Quantum Quest Seed Fund is open to applications from all faculties. The application deadline has also been extended to November 30th. New this round is the opportunity to build joint projects with the other quantum research initiatives supported by CFREF at Universite de Sherbrooke Institut Quantique and UBC Stewart Blusson Quantum […]

November 2, 2018

## Chiral Quantum Antenna Based on Multilayer Metasurface

Summary Individual atoms can act as stationary qubits and thus serve as nodes in quantum computing networks or as memories for quantum repeaters. However, to successfully use qubits based on single atoms suspended in free space, photons emitted by a single atom need to be efficiently collected. Conventionally, this can be done with high […]

September 20, 2018

## Inverse Photoemission Spectroscopy of Quantum Materials

Summary Quantum materials that exhibit strong electron correlations lead to phenomena, such as superconductivity and topologically protected states, that are important for quantum computation, sensing, and other applications. For example, we may utilize symmetry protected topological states to make qubits that are robust against decoherence, while advances in high temperature superconductors may significantly reduce […]

September 20, 2018

## Spin-transfer Torque Magnetic Random Access Memory for On-chip Spin Information Storage

Summary Leakage power in semiconductor memories, such as Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and Static Random Access Memory (SRAM), can be substantial and is one of the limits for scalability of classical electronics. This is attributed to the fact that the information stored is volatile, requiring constant refreshing, as well as reprogramming upon powering […]

August 6, 2018

## TQT Opens Round Three of the Quantum Quest Seed Fund

Monday, May 28, 2018 TQT is pleased to announce that the third round of the Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF) is now open to applications. The QQSF is a two-year grant meant to support UW tenure-track faculty working on new ideas in quantum research. For more information, see the QQSF page. The deadline for […]

May 28, 2018

## Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

Friday, May 11, 2018 University of Waterloo chemists have found a much faster and more efficient way to store and process information by expanding the limitations of how the flow of electricity can be used and managed. In a recently released study, the chemists discovered that light can induce magnetization in certain semiconductors – the standard class […]

May 14, 2018

## Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference

What is CGQC? Welcome to the first annual Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference! The conference is organized by graduate students for graduate students! This conference aims to foster collaborations and provide a survey of the exciting research in quantum physics taking place across Canada. Work with other graduate students, hear about current research initiatives in Canada, and […]

March 21, 2018

## Plasmon Control of Quantum States in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Summary Thanks to the light-induced collective oscillations of free charges at the boundary between a conducting material and a dielectric, known as surface plasmon resonance, metallic nanostructures can exhibit strong light absorption and scattering. The sensitivity of these resonances to the local environment and shape of the metallic structures allows them to be used, […]

March 21, 2018

## A new way to use neutrons

Novel neutron interferometry technique is more powerful and practical. Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), have developed a neutron interferometry technique that is more powerful, robust and practical than existing techniques, paving the […]

March 12, 2018

## Quantum Quest Seed Fund Information Session

On November 1, 2017, Transformative Quantum Technologies will host a Quantum Quest Seed Fund (QQSF) information session between noon and 1pm.

October 19, 2017

## Quantum Innovators Science and Engineering

The workshop brings together the most promising young researchers in quantum physics and engineering

October 2, 2017

## Quantum Innovators Computer Science & Mathematics

The Quantum Innovators in Computer Science and Mathematics workshop brings together promising young researchers working on theoretical aspects of quantum information and computation in computer science and mathematics.

September 18, 2017

## Towards New Ideas and Applications for Quantum Devices

Seven projects led by faculty across three departments have been awarded a combined total of $615,834 from the inaugural cycle of the Quantum Quest Seed Fund.

August 8, 2017