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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.