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Quantum science and technology

Transforming the future

Quantum research at UCalgary is revolutionizing our understanding of nature's basic elements, enriching our knowledge of the universe and driving technology innovation.

Quantum City

The Quantum City initiative, a partnership with tech firm Mphasis, will create jobs, expand our local Q-tech sector and offer training opportunities.

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Quantum Horizons Alberta

A new partnership that brings together UCalgary, UAlberta and ULethbridge to expand our foundational knowledge of quantum science. 

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Canada Excellence Research Chair

Dr. Urbasi Sinha’s research will create a testbed for quantum computing and communication that use qudit systems.

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Institute for Quantum Science and Technology

Includes a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the areas of computer science, mathematics, chemistry and physics. 

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Quantum research at UCalgary includes all phases of the quantum research pipeline from foundational science to technology creation.

Designing disruptive computers that make some hard problems easy to solve

Quantum computing is revolutionizing how we handle, transmit and store digital information. Research discoveries are enhancing computer capabilities while increasing protection against cyber security threats. 

Designing disruptive computers
Training tech talent

Training tech talent

We’re educating computer science and engineering graduates with experience in quantum computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to provide industry-ready employees able to fuel Calgary’s growing tech sector. 

Accelerating innovation

Canada has the world’s largest investments in quantum companies. Canadian firms and institutions hold the second highest number of patents, and that pace of discovery is only increasing.  
UCalgary’s entrepreneurial approach makes us uniquely positioned to commercialize new quantum technologies.  

Our scientists are collaborating with the growing number of quantum-based companies in Alberta. Together, we’re turning innovation into action by building a pathway for new discoveries to travel from labs through start-ups to the world.

Creating new ways of seeing
Dr. Urbasi Sinha, PhD

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Quantum Science and Technologies

As a professor at the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, India, Dr. Urbasi Sinha's research focuses on photons — those tiny, massless particles of light.

Sinha also works in quantum communications, security, computing and imaging. While continuing her work in India, she is set to be associated with UCalgary as a professor in the Faculty of Science and the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Photonic Quantum Science and Technologies. Her work at UCalgary will create test beds for quantum computing and communication.

Quantum research news

QAI Ventures launches global quantum technology accelerator and Canadian office in Calgary

QAI Ventures Accelerator powered by Quantum City will be a milestone in advancing quantum technology startups on a global scale

New Faculty of Science scholarship to accelerate careers, opportunities in digital technology grad programs

Be the First scholarship offers up to $12,000 toward tuition for Canadian students pursuing professional graduate programs through the faculty

UCalgary receives commitment toward new science hub

Alberta budget announcement to help create 2,000 spaces and meet demand for skilled labour in the province


Quantum science: The mysteries, magic, and possibilities

Dr. Urbasi Sinha, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Quantum Science and Technologies, delivered the keynote at the Creating Tomorrow event on Feb. 21, 2024. Her talk explored quantum science and technology and provides examples of how it can be applied to our daily lives.

In the News Calgary Economic Development

Megan Lee champions new quantum economy in Calgary