U of G Research Receives $120,000 in Mitacs Funding

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2022

University of Guelph mathematics professor Dr. David Kribs is partnering with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Canada to investigate quantum information and communication. Kribs was recently awarded $120,000 from Mitacs Canada through its Accelerate program, building on an earlier Mitacs grant also with AIMS Canada as the partner. Mitacs is an organization that provides funding to support collaborations between the public, private or not-for-profit sectors and post-secondary institution collaborations to solve organizational challenges and train the next generation of professionals.

Kribs and AIMS-Canada, in collaboration with the AIMS institute Quantum Leap Africa, strive to advance both the theory and applications of quantum information science. Their collaboration will take an approach that is based in pure and applied mathematics, and overlaps with mathematical and theoretical physics.

Through the funding, Kribs will support four graduate student researchers. In addition to building research and education collaborations with Quantum Leap Africa, the graduate students will work with AIMS-Canada to support its mission of public engagement and outreach, develop the AIMS alumni network and build partnerships outside Africa in support of AIMS’ core research initiatives and programs.

“Working in the field in Canada and internationally, students will act as AIMS ambassadors in visits and interactions with AIMS academic and industry partners,” says Kribs. “Students will visit AIMS centres in Africa, primarily at Quantum Leap Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, in support of developing new types of information and communication technologies.”

Dr. David Kribs Headshot
Dr. David Kribs is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

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