Quantum Perspectives: Sensors | Waterloo Events


Quantum sensors allow us to measure with incredible accuracy, precision and selectivity. Future quantum devices that achieve these ultimate sensing qualities by harnessing the complexities of atoms, photons, and semiconductors will play a critical role in enhancing applications such as medical technology, radar, geological exploration, molecular imaging, and more.

We need new experimental techniques to build these devices. In this panel discussion, we hear from three leading experts from the Waterloo region who are pushing boundaries to develop new sensor technologies based on quantum mechanics:

Michael Reimer, Assistant Professor at the IQC and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, who is developing highly efficient photon detectors

Kostadinka Bizheva, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, who is working on new techniques for optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Troy Borneman, senior scientist at High Q Technologies who builds delicate superconducting cavities for medical sensing applications.

Quantum Perspectives: A Panel Series celebrates 20 years of Quantum at IQC. Over the past two decades, IQC’s leadership in quantum research has propelled the development of transformative technologies from idea to commercialization through research in theory, experimentation and quantum applications. This year, to celebrate IQC’s 20th anniversary, we’re tackling all aspects of quanta with a panel series exploring all perspectives of quanta, including sensing, materials, communications, simulation and computing.


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