Qusoft researcher & CWI phd student Jordi Weggemans wins Lorentz graduation prize


CWI PhD student Jordi Weggemans has won the Lorentz Graduation Prize for Theoretical Physics 2021 for his master thesis on a new quantum algorithm. The prize is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW). He was awarded the prize online on Monday 29 November 2021. The jury praised Weggemans for his exceptional and very accessible thesis and […]

Tremendous Boost for Quantum Research in the Amsterdam Ecosystem


Quantum Delta NL, the public-private foundation that was launched in 2020 with the mandate to coordinate and execute the Netherland’s National Agenda for Quantum Technology (NAQT), has been awarded €615 million from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to power the advancement of quantum technology. This gives a tremendous boost to quantum […]

Michael Walter wins KNAW Early Career Award

Twelve young researchers, three from each of the four academic fields of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), received an KNAW Early Career Award. The prize is intended for researchers in the Netherlands who are at the start of their careers and who have innovative, original research ideas. The KNAW Early Career Award will […]

Jana Sotáková wins best paper award at CRYPTO 2020

Jana Sotáková, PhD student at QuSoft and UvA, won the best-paper award at the IACR flagship conference CRYPTO 2020 for her article “Breaking the Decisional Diffie-Hellman Problem for Class Group Actions Using Genus Theory”. Jana works on post-quantum cryptography, which is the field designing and evaluating protocols that would replace the encryption that we use nowadays with ones that are […]

Michael Walter awarded NWO KLEIN-1 grant

An NWO KLEIN-1 grant worth up to € 350,000 has been awarded to Michael Walter for his project ‘Taming tensors – an optimization approach to computational invariant theory’. Michael will involve a PhD student in this project and also organize an international workshop on the topic. Subject of the project Intuition tells us that it […]

Yfke Dulek wins Information Thesis Prize

Yfke Dulek has won the Ngi-NGN Information Thesis Prize for Informatics and Information Science. The first prize consists of €5000 and is awarded by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen). PhD candidate at QuSoft Yfke Dulek wrote her Master’s thesis titled ‘Quantum Homomorphic Encryption for Polynomial-Sized Circuits’ […]