The 2024 Physica Prize was awarded to UvA-IoP and QuSoft researcher Florian Schreck. Schreck receives the prize for his work on Bose Einstein condensates and their applications, such as building a coherent and continuous atom laser. The prize will be awarded during the annual FYSICA conference in Eindhoven on 12 April.
“The second Quantum Technology call was a great success. The successful proposals are spread across various areas of expertise and of application of quantum technology, and they all feed into the three catalyst projects of Quantum Delta NL. Both the quality of the proposals and the success rate are very high. This is very motivating for the researchers and will significantly increase their involvement with QDNL.” says Servaas Kokkelmans.
VWO-leerling Jens Sas heeft vanuit het vak informatica meegedaan met de Quantum Quest. Hij behaalde daar een bijzonder hoog resultaat. Een knappe prestatie voor Jens uit 5 VWO van het Tabor Oscar Romero in Hoorn !
Voor deze speciale editie van de Planet B podcast ging Thomas van Dijk (Waag Futurelab) in gesprek met demissionair minister van onderwijs, cultuur en wetenschap Robbert Dijkgraaf. Wat volgde was een gesprek over hoe kwantum ons wereldbeeld veranderde, en hoe nieuwe kwantumtechnologie dat in de toekomst kan gaan doen.
The Quantum Application Lab (QAL) is proud to receive the “Subsidie Economische Structuur en Arbeidsmarktversterking” (SESA) grant, a significant financial boost of 1.2 million euros, awarded by the Amsterdam municipality.
As of 15 December 2023, quantum researcher Harry Buhrman (CWI, QuSoft and UvA) will start a new position as Chief Scientist Quantum Algorithms & Innovation at Quantinuum. "CWI is a wonderful place,” he says. "I'm really leaving with pain in my heart. At the same time, I am very much looking forward to my new work in London".
Vedran Dunjko is researching the combination of machine learning with quantum computing. This could potentially offer great acceleration in simulating complicated quantum mechanical systems such as molecules, materials and interactions between elementary particles in atomic nuclei. Dunjko and colleagues want to find out in which cases these benefits can actually be reaped.
The 10th QSC General Assembly, organized by Jonas Helsen and Liubov Markovich, returned to the OBA in Amsterdam. As usual, the day started with reconnecting with our colleagues from different nodes over coffee, and this time also over delicious banana bread.
When he started high school, his brother gave him an advanced book on quantum computing. That's when he knew what he wanted to pursue. Since 1 October, Vedran Dunjko has been appointed professor of Quantum Computing at the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), working closely with the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION).
On October 17th, the 6th QSC Junior Day was held at the campus of TU Delft, attended by 70 junior scientists.
This day was organised by Mio Poortvliet (LION, Leiden) and Yaroslav Herasymenko (QuTech and QuSoft).
Onze IT-infrastructuur is alleen maar onveiliger geworden. Sterke encryptie is broodnodig, aldus Ot van Daalen, promovendus aan het Instituut voor Informatierecht aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Christian Schaffner (Qusoft) was interviewed in a BNR podcast, discussing the impact of quantum computers on crytography and in particular on crypto currencies on October 31, 2019.
What is quantum supremacy, how does one demonstrate quantum supremacy and why is this such an important milestone ? A blog of Qutech by Adriaan Rol.
An invitation to contribute to a Gender Equality Survey that was prepared by a Gender Working Group of the Quantum Technology Flagship to collect the community’s views on gender equality.
If you take just one piece of information from this blog: Quantum computers would not solve hard search problems instantaneously by simply trying all the possible solutions at once.
On Friday the 13th of December, 2019 the Quantum Software Consortium held its first Junior Day. The idea was to create a get-together for all young quantum information and computation minded researchers in the Netherlands.
A great story about the impact of the National Agenda for Quantum Technology for the Netherlands (in Dutch): https://www.consultancy.nl/nieuws/26117/hoe-blijft-nederland-mondiaal-koploper-in-quantumtechnologie
Het kabinet investeert de komende vijf jaar 23,5 miljoen euro in quantumtechnologie, één van de sleuteltechnologieën met groot potentieel voor de toekomst. Het bedrag is bedoeld als financieel startschot van de uitvoering van de Nationale Agenda Quantum Technologie, die in september 2019 aan het kabinet werd aangeboden.
The Quantum Training and Junior Day (31/3 and 1/4) have been cancelled, because of the corona virus.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
Shell cooperates with theoretical physicists and chemists of Leiden University to research how quantum computer algorithms can help simulate complex molecules.