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.




Postdoc / Postdoctoral Researcher on the subject of the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the Algorithms and Complexity research group for a talented Postdoc / Postdoctoral researcher on the subject of the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory.


Current events

Get to know Quantum.Amsterdam

  • 2020-03-19T13:00:00+01:00
  • 2020-03-19T18:30:00+01:00
March 19 Thursday

Start: 2020-03-19 13:00:00+01:00 End: 2020-03-19 18:30:00+01:00

Turing room and CWI Forum

Everyone is welcome to attend this event, organized by CWI/QuSoft to introduce the Amsterdam Quantum Innovation Hub to the world. Please contact Peter Westerhuijs of Victor Land for more information.

Women in Quantum Development (WIQD) Symposium

  • 2020-03-18T11:00:00+01:00
  • 2020-03-18T18:00:00+01:00
March 18 Wednesday

Start: 2020-03-18 11:00:00+01:00 End: 2020-03-18 18:00:00+01:00

OBA Library of Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam

WIQD (pronounced "wicked") is a professional network for quantum technology enthusiasts from industry, academia and policy. Its mission is to bring together women in quantum in the Netherlands, and beyond, for support, networking, and community growth.

The First WIQD Symposium will be held on March 18 2020. The event will feature keynote speakers Heike Riel (IBM) and Barbara Terhal (TU Delft) as well as opportunities to connect with fellow WIQD Women.

Registration for the event is free, but required.

The steering committee for WIQD consists of:

- Jaya Baloo (Avast)
- Julia Cramer (co-chair; Leiden University)
- Freeke Heijman (Delft University of Technology)
- Stacey Jeffery (co-chair; CWI and QuSoft)
- Victor Land (QuSoft)
- Tanja Lange (Eindhoven University of Technology)
- Karin Poels (Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations)
- Barbara Terhal (QuTech/Delft University of Technology and Forschungszentrum Jülich)


Associated Members

Current projects with external funding

  • Quantum Computation with Bounded Space ()
  • Quantum time-space tradeoff lower bounds ()
  • Algorithms, protocols and applications for small qubits systems
  • Quantum Algorithms in a Practical Setting
  • Realization of Quantum Computing Applications at Bosch
  • CIFAR grant Quantum Information Science (CIFAR)
  • Taming Quantum Adversaries (None)
  • Quantum Computing (PPS ABN AMRO Bank)
  • Quantum Software Consortium (QSC)
  • Quantum algorithms and applications (QuantAlgo)
  • Research centre for quantum software (QUSOFT)
  • WISE Women In Science Excel (WISE)

Related partners

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