(SFU.ca) The provincial government of British Columbia announced in the fall that it will invest $17 million over the next five years to establish a new Quantum Algorithms Institute hosted at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus, serving as the core of the city’s new innovation corridor. The new Quantum Algorithms Institute will see SFU collaborate with research universities across B.C. to devise quantum computing software. It is a major advancement for a university already recognized as a global leader in quantum computing—one of the most exciting frontiers in technology.
SFU physicist Stephanie Simons, a professor and Canada Research Chair in Quantum Nanoelectronics, heads the university’s Silicon Quantum Technology Group. She explains that algorithms are one of the keys to bringing quantum computing into the mainstream.