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Quantum.Amsterdam: The new quantum innovation hub

CWI, the University of Amsterdam, and QuSoft have jointly established a new innovation hub for developing quantum software and applications. The Quantum.Amsterdam hub aims to connect the ambitions of leading knowledge institutes and industry partners.

Introducing Women In Quantum Development

Bringing women in quantum research together to form a professional and informal network. With that goal in mind, CWI researcher Stacey Jeffery and colleagues started the WIQD network. WIQD now aims to bring its mission into practice with a symposium for all quantum researchers in science, industry, and policy.

'Kwantumcomputing heeft juridisch kader nodig'

De ontwikkelingen in kwantumcomputers gaan hard. Hoe kunnen we ons voorbereiden op de gevolgen van deze nieuwe technologie? Joran van Apeldoorn en Ot van Daalen pleiten in AG Connect voor een Europees juridisch kader rondom kwantumcomputing.

Theoretical games explore the limits of quantum entanglement

The elusive phenomenon of quantum entanglement could enable unparalleled possibilities, but exactly how powerful are they? CWI researcher Tom Bannink explored cooperative games to assess when entanglement provides an advantage over our classical world. Bannink will defend his PhD thesis today, at the University of Amsterdam.

Mathematical tools reconstruct ancient genetic code

The genetic code of the last universal common ancestor of all present life on earth, appears to be surprisingly advanced. In his PhD thesis, Peter van der Gulik provides mathematical tools to reconstruct this genetic code. He also proposes a new parameter to characterize the genetic code that provides information about the production of amino acids.

National Agenda on Quantum Technology released

The Dutch National Agenda on Quantum Technology is presented to State Secretary Mona Keijzer this afternoon by physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf. The Agenda provides propositions to further develop the Netherlands as an international centre for quantum technology.

ABN AMRO and QuSoft join hands to explore the power of quantum software

ABN AMRO and QuSoft are joining forces to explore the opportunities offered by quantum software and quantum computers. Operating under the name DisQover, the partnership will reveal what issues in the financial sector could be better solved using quantum computers. The partnership was announced at the Quantum Tech conference in Boston.

Florian Speelman wins Andreas Bonn medal 2018

Florian Speelman (CWI & QuSoft) was awarded an Andreas Bonn medal 2018 from the GNGH, the Dutch Society for the Advancement of Science, Medicine and Surgery, for his thesis 'Position-based Quantum Cryptography and Catalytic Computation'. The three medals are presented once every five years for original work.

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto

Researchers and industry specialists across Europe, led by Harry Buhrman (director of QuSoft, group leader at CWI, and professor at the University of Amsterdam), have launched a Quantum Software Manifesto. With the Manifesto, the group aims to increase awareness of and support for quantum software research.

Quantum revolution at Lowlands

Quantum experts Harry Buhrman (CWI, QuSoft and UvA) and Ronald Hanson (QuTech, TU Delft) showed a glimpse of their scientific minds at the Lowlands pop festival 2017, discussing the quantum revolution.

Harry Buhrman appointed Distinguished Research Professor

Prof. dr. H.M. Buhrman has been appointed as Distinguished Research Professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. In this position Harry Buhrman will function as the figurehead of the QuSoft research center and be committed to further development of the institute.

1 billion euros for Quantum Flagship

The European Commission has proposed to invest one billion euros in a Quantum Flagship, a large-scale European research program for quantum technology. Within the Quantum Flagship, researchers from various fields will further knowledge on quantum mechanics and bring new applications to the market.

All quantum communication involves nonlocality

Researchers of CWI, Gdansk University, Gdansk University of Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Cambridge have proven that quantum communication is based on nonlocality. They show that whenever quantum communication is more efficient than classical communication, it must be possible to find a nonlocal correlation somewhere.

QuSoft in the media

On 3 December 2015 the new QuSoft research center for quantum software was launched during the CWI Lectures 2015 event. It  is a joint initiative of CWI, UvA and VU, and will be located at Amsterdam Science Park.