After much anticipation, I finally arrived in Amsterdam on September 15, 2021 for my research master project at QuSoft/CWI. My project was very exciting.
A new podcast was launched starring Harry Buhrman, who explains some of the principles of quantum software and discusses why companies and societal organizations are already getting interested in understanding more about it.
CWI PhD-student Jordi Weggemans has won the Lorentz Graduation Prize for Theoretical Physics 2021 for his master thesis on a new quantum algorithm. The prize is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW). He was awarded the prize online on Monday 29 November 2021.
On November 5, QuSofters Koen Groenland, Crownie Oche Ema & Philip Verduyn Lunel started the Quantum Quest with 47 participants from all over the World. Quantum Quest is a web class for high school students, organized by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and QuSoft. This is the third edition.
On Friday November 5th 2021 the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) hosted its 6th General Assembly in Leiden. Although some Covid measures were still in effect, it was very revitalizing to meet many QSC colleagues
for the first time in real life since the pandemic, which was an especially new feeling for the staff members that joined the QSC during the pandemic!
Zo'n vijftig jaar geleden stonden we aan de vooravond van het internet zoals we dat nu kennen. Niemand had toen gedacht dat we vandaag de dag online videocolleges konden kijken. Inmiddels is het niet meer weg te denken. Maar hoe ziet het internet van de toekomst eruit ?
Onze gevoeligste informatie is vaak versleuteld, maar is die bescherming ook bestand tegen ultrakrachtige quantumcomputers? En de Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) toont openheid over de algoritmes die deze instantie - en andere - op ons burgers loslaat. Moet dat niet de norm worden ?
During the 4th QSC Junior Day we had a variety of talks, before lunch first by Tom O'Brien about quantum research performed at Google, then by Ronald Hansen about Quantum Delta NL.
Last year the visitor’s lab Quantum Rules was closed due to COVIDS-19 regulations. In summer there was a short period of relief. On June 22, Leiden University welcomed the physics class (about 15 students) of VASVU:
Voorbereidend jaar anderstaligen – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Engineers from QuTech can provide untappable communication that is cost-scaling to many users by using measurement-device independent (MDI) quantum key distribution (QKD). A notable side-feature is that, courtesy of Cisco, conventional internet operates in parallel, on the same optical fibre from Dutch telecom provider KPN. MDI-QKD is an important step towards an accessible quantum internet.