Quantum Software Consortium


  • Quantum Delta NL awards 5.3 million to 16 Dutch research projects.

    A prison for ions and cold atoms for a unique quantum simulator? Checking the geographical position of a bank computer with quantum verification? Quantum optics to see if a communication network has been tampered with? These are three of 16 futuristic projects within the National Growth Fund programme Quantum Technology organised by Quantum Delta NL in collaboration with NWO. In total, more than €5.3 million is involved.

    Source: QDNL News, by Juliette de la Rie.

  • Hoe werkt een quantumcomputer ? Door Anne-Marije Zwerver, QuTech.

    De quantumcomputer gaat onze wereld veranderen op een manier die we ons niet eens kunnen voorstellen. Door zijn enorme rekenkracht kan de quantumcomputer supersnel moeilijke berekeningen maken, waar je eigen computer meer dan een miljoen jaar over zou doen.

    Bron: Universiteit van Nederland

  • 14 accepted QuSoft talks at QIP 2023 in Ghent 4-10 February.

    The international conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP) is the premier annual meeting for quantum information research. Hence, we are very happy and excited to see so many QuSoft researchers at QIP 2023.

    Below you can find a list of all the accepted QuSoft talks. This year QIP will be held in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found here.

  • Report on the 6th QSC Junior Day by Vicky Dominguez Tubio

    The 6th QSC Junior Day was held on a rainy day in Leiden, which made the welcoming warm tea and coffee perfect to shake off the feeling of wetness and cold.  After eating some fruit and cookies, to recover from the bike/walk from the station, Tim Coopmans started the round of talks explaining how entanglement works and its different challenges.

  • The EQSI–European Quantum Software Institute was launched in Paris.

    On November 8th,  the EQSI–European Quantum Software Institute was launched with a stakeholder event in Paris. One of the founding members is the director of QuSoft, Harry Buhrman according to whom “this is an important step towards a strong European ecosystem in quantum software” and our continuous commitment to scientific excellence and responsible innovation at the European level.

  • The quantum computer: Building blocks for a revolutionary number cruncher

    The worldwide race to the quantum computer is in full swing. This computer can take on computing tasks that we can only dream of today, such as finding proteins that can be used as medicines in seconds flat. Leiden physicists have discovered how the Majorana particle can be used as a building block for this quantum computer. Together with research groups in Delft, they hope to build the first quantum computer.

  • Interview NRC - Quantuminformatie is als een droom: je kunt er geen perfecte kopie van maken.

    Een interview in de NRC met twee prijswinnaars: Gilles Brassard en Charles Bennett zijn de winnaars van een belangrijke natuurkundeprijs, de Breakthrough Prize in fundamentele natuurkunde 2023. Hoe lang is veilige communicatie nog mogelijk, nu quantumcomputers in aantocht zijn? Dan is quantumcryptografie hard nodig.

    Bron: NRC, , 27 nov 2022.

  • QuSoft celebrates ‘founding fathers’ of Quantum Information: Peter Shor, David Deutsch, Gilles Brassard & Charles Bennett

    Last Friday, November 11, 2022, the celebrated quantum information scientists and longtime collaborators Charlie Bennet and Gilles Brassard joined us for a special edition of the Qusoft seminar in celebration of them being awarded the Breakthrough prize in Physics, together with Peter Shor and David Deutsch. Showing themselves as masters of their craft, both Gilles and Charlie gave thought-provoking (and often quite funny) talks.

  • Nederlands bedrijf boekt groot succes met kwantumcomputer: 'We zijn koplopers'

    Het Twentse bedrijf Quix Quantum heeft als eerste Nederlandse bedrijf een bepaald soort kwantumcomputer verkocht. Het Duitse lucht-en ruimtevaartinstituut (DLR) kan hem over vier jaar gebruiken. "Deze technologie kan ons leven veranderen."

    Bron: RTL Nieuws

  • Christian Schaffner appointed professor of Theoretical Computer Science, with special attention to quantum computing.

    Dr. Christian Schaffner has been appointed professor of Theoretical Computer Science, with special attention to quantum computing, at the Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Christian Schaffner is chairman of the QSC Talent & Outreach Committee.