Quantum Software Consortium


  • Stephanie Wehner receives NWO Vici grant for innovative research line.

    On February 23, the Dutch Research Council NWO announced that Stephanie Wehner (PI of QSC) receives a Vici grant. The grant is aimed at senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative line of research. Wehner is one of twelve researchers in the Science Domain who receive this grant.

    Source: QuTech

  • Stieltjesprijs 2021-2022 for Freek Witteveen: how to understand physical systems in the language of quantum information theory?

    Freek Witteveen, who did his PhD research at QuSoft, has been awarded the Stieltjesprijs for the academic year 2021-2022. In his work he has contributed to the understanding of how to use quantum information theory to better describe many-body physics.

    Source: QuSoft, March 3, 2023

  • €15 million fund launches to accelerate early-stage quantum technology startups in the Netherlands.

    The €15m QDNL Participations fund will help researchers turn their technology into VC-investable startups, and support more established companies. Funds are fully committed by Quantum Delta NL, a foundation committed to scaling the Dutch quantum technology ecosystem. ‘Infinity’, a free, on-call support program has also launched to help quantum researchers spin out and raise their first investment.

    Source: QDNL News, 

  • Podcast van Harry Buhrman: Hoe gaat quantummechanica onze wereld veranderen ?

    QuSoft wetenschapper Harry Buhrman legt in deze podcast uit hoe deeltjes op hetzelfde moment op twee plaatsen tegelijk kunnen zijn. Deze bizarre eigenschap kan een computer in de toekomst miljoenen keren sneller maken.

    Source: Verrukkelijke Wetenschap van Daan en Merlijn Schneiders.

  • 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 5th QSC Junior Day by Vicky Dominguez Tubio

    The 5th 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.