Last week a group of over 20 Physics and Engineering students had the opportunity to tour one of the premier physics facilities in the lower mainland. D-Wave Quantum Computing Company is located in Burnaby, BC.
D-Wave was founded in 1999 with the goal of making practical quantum computing a reality. For 5 years the company worked to gather intellectual property and ideas on how quantum computing might be accomplished. Unlike academic research projects, the focus was on how quantum computers could be designed, manufactured, and scaled. Key insights about how such a system could be built led to the decision to utilize and advance superconducting technology as the basis of the quantum computer.
Be sure to check out the UFV Physics Student Association for upcoming events!