Leader of the group Algorithms and Complexity: Harry Buhrman.

Our research group designs software for the computing technology of the future, especially quantum computing. Based on the laws of quantum mechanics, which tell us that systems and particles can be in multiple states at once, quantum computing is radically different from computing as we know it. Our quantum software requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches based on superposition, interference and entanglement. Ultimately, our research will result in better, faster and more reliable computer systems for society. Our research group is involved in QuSoft, the new Dutch research centre for quantum software.




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Current events

QuSoft Lustrum

  • 2020-12-03T11:00:00+01:00
  • 2020-12-03T17:00:00+01:00
December 3 Thursday

Start: 2020-12-03 11:00:00+01:00 End: 2020-12-03 17:00:00+01:00

Dear colleagues and friends of QuSoft,

Coming December, we celebrate 5 years of cutting edge research on quantum algorithms and software at QuSoft, the research center for quantum software in Amsterdam. We are very happy to invite you to attend our QuSoft Lustrum Month, which offers an exciting program - showcasing both the scientific excellence and societal impact of the work performed at QuSoft.

The celebrations will be completely online - organized with the help of Crowdale. You can join all events, or choose individual events during the month. In the attachment you can find more information, including a link to our lustrum website. There you can register as well.

We hope you will join us during this inspiring month.

On behalf of directors Harry Buhrman and Kareljan Schoutens,
The QuSoft Lustrum Committee

We are grateful to CWI and UvA for their financial support.


Associated Members


Current projects with external funding

  • Quantum Algorithms in a Practical Setting ()
  • Quantum Computation with Bounded Space ()
  • Quantum time-space tradeoff lower bounds ()
  • Quantum Computing (PPS ABN AMRO Bank)
  • Quantum Software Consortium (QSC)
  • Quantum algorithms and applications (QuantAlgo)
  • Research centre for quantum software (QUSOFT)
  • Taming Quantum Adversaries
  • WISE Women In Science Excel (WISE)

Related partners

  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Bosch Foundation
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam