Report of an exchange student of AIMS: Serge Raphael Adonsou
Serge Adonsou worked on a variant of the hidden shift problem under the supervision of Dr Peter Bruin (Leiden University) and Dr Maris Ozols (University of Amsterdam).
I arrived in the Netherlands on the 1st of March, 2022 for my research internship. I worked on a variant of the hidden shift problem under the supervision of Dr Peter Bruin (Leiden University) and Dr Maris Ozols (University of Amsterdam). We proposed a quantum algorithm to solve the two versions of the problem: the exact and the approximate version.
During my stay, I lived in Leiden inside the old fortification of the town within 30 minutes of walking to the mathematical institute of Leiden University. Upon my arrival, restrictions due to the Covid 19 were less strict. Therefore I usually got the to offices either by a walk or by bus, which helped me get familiar with the environment. I had the opportunity to meet and exchange with different researchers from whom I learned the motivation and passion for research.
I also had a great experience outside of the research environment. I appreciate my discussion with Prof Floske Spiekma. I like the moment I shared with the Ph.D. student of the mathematical institute on the football pitch. Being part of this exchange program between QSC (Quantum Software Consortium) and AIMS (African Institute for Mathematical Science) is a life-changing experience. Therefore, I would like this collaboration between these two institutions to continue.