The people listed below reflect the Quantum Computing research community within universities and research institutes across British Columbia in Canada.
Jens Dilling is the Associate Director of Physical Sciences at the TRIUMF research center, and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at UBC. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Heidelberg in Germany in atomic and nuclear physics. He used quantum control and manipulation techniques to carry out precision experiments, for which he received the CAP Vogt Medal, the APS Pipkin Award, and the Rutherford Medal of the Royal Society of Canada. The same or similar techniques are now applied to ion-trap based quantum computers, which offer excellent promise for ‘good qubits, scalability, and novel algorithm applications.
Tobias Junginger is a faculty accelerator physicist at the University of Victoria. He holds a joint appointment with TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre. His main research interest is in superconducting radiofrequency cavities. These can reach quality factors exceeding 10e10 at GHz frequencies making them interesting for quantum applications requiring long photon lifetimes.