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Information theory

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Barry Sanders, University of Calgary

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Project team: 
Dr. Andrew Childs, University of Waterloo
Dr. Richard Cleve, University of Waterloo
Dr. Peter Hoyer, University of Calgary
Dr. Michele Mesca, University of Waterloo
Dr. Ashwin Nayak, University of Waterloo
Dr. David Poulin, University of Sherbrooke
Dr. Robert Raussendorf, University of British Columbia
Dr. Ben Reichardt, University of Waterloo
Dr. John Watrous, University of Waterloo
Funding period: 
April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

As the size of computer components approaches the atomic scale, quantum technologies will be necessary for the storing and processing of information. The ability to exploit quantum mechanics opens up a whole new mode of computation that may allow computations previously thought infeasible or impossible. Thus, this project team is working to develop novel systems and techniques for information processing, transmission and security by exploiting the properties of quantum mechanical operations.