Léo Ducas from CWI's Cryptology Group in Amsterdam is awarded an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro for research on quantum-safe cryptography. Most of today’s cryptographic methods will not be secure against attacks based on possible future quantum computers. Ducas studies lattice-based and code-based cryptography, areas whose methods are widely viewed as the most promising to provide long-term cryptographic security for computers and networks worldwide in the face of quantum computing.
The board of NWO-I, the institute organisation of NWO, appoints Prof. Ton de Kok as director of CWI. On 1 October 2020, De Kok will succeed the current director, Prof. Jos Baeten, who has led the institute since 2011 and will retire.
Jana Sotáková, PhD student at Qusoft and UvA, won the best-paper award at the IACR flagship conference CRYPTO 2020 for her article "Breaking the Decisional Diffie-Hellman Problem for Class Group Actions Using Genus Theory".
De quantumhuiscomputer is nog ver weg. Lieven Vandersypen, hoogleraar QuTech, op de campus van de TU Delft, werkt aan technologie voor quantumcomputers. Lieven Vandersypen wordt er directeur.
Shell cooperates with theoretical physicists and chemists of Leiden University to research how quantum computer algorithms can help simulate complex molecules.
Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven and European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel launched Europe’s first public quantum computing platform: ‘Quantum Inspire’. The platform was developed by Delft-based QuTech, a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO. Quantum Inspire makes the quantum computer accessible to everyone and is the first in the world to use a quantum processor made of scalable ‘spin qubits’.
Professor Barbara Terhal, group leader at QuTech and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science of TU Delft, has been appointed as new member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Barbara Terhal is a member of the Gender & Diversity Council of Quantum Software Consortium.
Quantum researcher Harry Buhrman joins the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The KNAW is the most relevant Dutch society of top scientists. Together with seventeen other researchers, Buhrman will be installed as a new Academy member on September 14, 2020. Buhrman is affiliated with the CWI and the University of Amsterdam. He is also director and founder of research institute QuSoft, which focuses on the development of quantum software and applications of quantum computers and quantum networks.
Bluetooth is watching you. De bezwaren nemen toe tegen de corona-apps van kabinet. Privacy-organisaties en prominente journalisten, schrijvers en experts hebben een pamflet opgesteld met een serie voorwaarden waaraan de nieuwe controle-app zou moeten voldoen.
The Quantum Training and Junior Day (31/3 and 1/4) have been cancelled, because of the corona virus.