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  • Developing a governance framework for quantum computing: lessons from the application of decryption powers

    On 20 December 2022, we will host our final Quantum & Society Research Colloquium of the year, as a hybrid event hosted at the Institute for Information law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, with Ot van Daalen as our speaker.

  • Celebration QuSoft/ILLC Turing Chair

    Professor Gilles Brassard performs as ‘Turing Chair for Quantum Software’ at ILLC UvA, and he is hosted at

    QuSoft at NWO institute CWI. In honour of this chair, we are organising a symposium at Lab42 (ILLC, UvA) in L3.36 on 13 December 2022, from 13.00 – 16.00.

  • QSC 8th General Assembly

    On Friday December 2, Delft will host the 8th QSC General Assembly, organized by Johannes Borregaard (QuTech, Delft), Gayane Vardoyan (QuTech, Delft) and Arghavan Safavi-Naini (IoP/UvA, Amsterdam). You may expect exciting presentations from fundamental mathematics to experimental quantum optics. Confirmed speakers are Philipp Schindler (University of Innsbruck), Stacey Jeffery (QuSoft, CWI) and David Hayes (Quantinuum).

  • Engaging Men as Allies to Women in the Workplace: Achieving Success Together!

    Women In Quantum Deverlopment (WIQD) is organising a special event in Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam):

    Engaging Men as Allies to Women in the Workplace: Achieving Success Together!

  • 5th QSC Junior Day

    The Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) brings together scientists with backgrounds in computer science, mathematics, engineering and physics. To that end, the 5th QSC Junior Day will be held on Thursday, Nov 17 in Leiden (Huis van de Passer, Steenschuur 6, 2311 ET Leiden). We invite all junior researchers (Masters, PhD students, Post-Docs) to join us on this exciting day full of informal interaction, interesting talks and more.

  • Symposium in honour of Gilles Brassard & Charles Bennett

    Charles Bennett (IBM Research) and Gilles Brassard (Université de Montréal) were awarded the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the worlds largest science prize, for their foundational work in quantum information.  In honour of this prize, we are organising a symposium at the KNAW (The Trippenhuis in Amsterdam) on 14 November 2022, from 19.00 –21.00, where both Gilles Brassard and Charles Bennett will speak. 

  • QuSoft Seminar: Special Edition with Gilles Brassard & Charles Bennett

    From the moment QuSoft was established, every Friday of the week a QuSoft seminar was organised (with some exceptions). What started as something for just the QuSoft researchers grew into a well-known seminar for which scientists from all over the world were invited to talk about their expertise in the field of quantum research.

  • 3rd Quantum Training Days on quantum bits on 10-11 October

    In this mini course we will learn about the characterization of noise in qubits and quantum gates.

    The lectures will be given by Arghavan Safavi-Naini (QuSoft, IoP, UvA) and Jonas Helsen (QuSoft, CWI). 


    Arghavan Safavi Naini                Jonas Helsen


  • Symposium Kareljan Schoutens 60 years

    On October 7, we will celebrate the 60th birthday of professor Kareljan Schoutens with a symposium at the public library OBA in Amsterdam. This symposium consists of short talks by (former) collaborators and friends of Kareljan.


  • (Post-) Quantum Cryptography

    We are excited to announce our first in-person RISC seminar after long drought: we cordially invite you to a special RISC seminar on *(Post-)Quantum Cryptography* taking place at CWI Amsterdam on Wednesday September 28, 2022, in Room L016 (and online) starting at 15:00h.

  • 2nd QuSoft / NIKHEF workshop on quantum computing and high energy physics

    After the success of last year's meeting we are setting up another edition of the NIKHEF/QuSoft workshop, which will take place on September 12th in Utrecht (provisionally at Seats2Meet, near the Utrecht train station). You can let us know you are coming by signing up here.

  • Semidefinite and Polynomial Optimization

    This workshop is dedicated to recent developments in semidefinite and polynomial optimization, and their applications in combinatorial and continuous optimization, discrete geometry and quantum information. The program (under construction) will consist of invited lectures by experts in the field. It will also feature lectures by younger researchers and ample time will be left for free discussions.

  • QCrypt 2022: 12th edition of International Conference on Quantum Cryptography.

    The 12th edition of the International Conference on Quantum Cryptography - QCrypt 2022 conference will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, *from August 29th to September 2nd, 2022*. The PC chair this year is Charles Lim (CQT, National University of Singapore).

  • TQC 2022: 17th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography.

    This is the seventeenth in a series of conferences that aims to bring together the leading researchers in the areas of quantum computation, quantum communication and quantum cryptography. TQC covers all theoretical aspects of quantum information.

  • QSC 7th General Assembly June 2022

    On Friday June 24, Amsterdam will host the 7th QSC General Assembly, organized by Lisa Kohl (CWI, Amsterdam) and Vedran Dunjko (LIACS, Leiden). You may expect exciting presentations from Arghavan Safavi-Naini, Koen de Boer, Kenneth Goodenough, Alex Urech and Benno Broer, from fundamental mathematics to experimental quantum optics. Gilles Brassard and Jens Eisert will both give a key note. 

  • STOC 2022: 54th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing

    The 54th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC 2022) is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory and will be held in Rome, Italy Monday June 20 – Friday, June 24, 2022.

  • NMC 2022: Scientific days

    During the NMC Scientific Days, keynote lectures will be given by: Helmut Hofer (Princeton Institute for Advanced Study), Natasa Jonoska (University of South Florida), Shafi Goldwasser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Beeger lecturer) and Jan-Willem van Ittersum (Stieltjes Prize).

  • Abel Price laureates lectures: Lovász and Wigderson.

    On April 8, CWI organizes an event with lectures by the two Abel Prize laureates, together with three accompanying talks by researchers inspired by the achievements of László Lovász and Avi Wigderson.

  • Quantum.Amsterdam: How to build the future quantum workforce?

    Quantum.Amsterdam organises a Big Meetup. In this Big Meetup four speakers will give special attention to Quantum Education. Each speaker with his or her own expertise, varying from high school education, towards MSc programs and courses for business, will give answer to the question: "How to build the Future Quantum Workforce? 

  • SPIE Photonics Europe 2022

    Hear research presented at the only cross-disciplinary event highlighting compelling optics and photonics technologies—from digital optics to quantum technologies to optical imaging, sensing, and metrology. Additional topics include THz photonics, 3D printed optics, photonic glasses, photosensitive materials, and biophotonics.

  • First IoP Colloquium of 2022 with Ronald Hanson.

    You are cordially invited to the first Institute of Physics (IoP) Colloquium of 2022 ! 
    The colloquium will be given in person on site. Come and listen to our special guest Ronald Hanson.

  • APS March Meeting

    From March 14 to 18, join more than 12,000 physicists in Chicago and online for the 2022 APS March Meeting.


  • 25th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing

    QIP 2022 is the 25th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing and will be hosted by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, CA. For up-to-date information on practical arrangements, please see here. QIP 2022 will feature a tutorial program, plenary talks, contributed talks, and a poster session. 

  • FOCS 2022 : IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science

    The 62nd Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, will be held in Boulder, Colorado on February 7-10, 2022.

  • Women in Quantum Development New Year's drink(s)

    This event is organised by the WIQD-organisers: https://www.wiqd.nl/.