The Centre for Quantum Dynamics undertakes experimental and theoretical studies of the dynamics (the motions, and energy and momentum exchanges) of systems of particles whose behaviour is governed by quantum mechanics. Specifically, the Centre activities include research in laser and collisions atomic physics, quantum optics, atom optics, quantum mechanics and quantum computing.
Principal research problems being addressed by the Centre include elucidation of the fundamental properties of photon and electron interactions with atoms, exploration of the relation between quantum dynamics and quantum measurement, investigation of lithographic applications of atom optics, and new ideas in quantum computing.
A major theme of the Centre is to promote the cross fertilisation of ideas between the theoretical and experimental physicists involved. The work of the Centre focuses on the pursuit of leading edge research and provides an exciting environment for the training of research higher degree, honours and capable undergraduate students.
We're growing into two groups, at the moment, with one focused on foundations and one focused on nanotechnology with some focus in quantum information. We'll be updating things soon.
Our nanotechnology group has members from the departments of physics and chemistry as well as representatives from industry. Our foundations group is a loose amalgam of folks from physics, chemistry, computer science, math, and philosophy.
The Institute for Quantum Information Science is a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. The goals of Calgary's Institute for Quantum Information Science are to conduct leading research in key theoretical and experimental topics of quantum information science, to provide excellent education and training in quantum information and cognate areas, and to foster linkage between the Institute and other quantum information institutes and with industrial partners. The Institute has the dual objective of applying quantum physics to produce revolutionary advances in information and communication science and technology, and to advance understanding and methods in quantum physics by applying breakthroughs in quantum information research.
We investigate quantum optical and quantum information processes with cold atoms and non-classical light sources, especially quantum processes arising from light-atom interactions. Our main activities are in two related areas: manipulation of cold atomic ensembles, including spin squeezing and generation of atom-light entanglement, and generation of squeezed, entangled, and single-photon states of light at atomic resonance wavelengths.