Harry Buhrman in podcast episode of BNR Eye Openers

The quantum computer is coming! A computer that is many times faster and smarter than the best supercomputers we know today. The applications for the quantum computer are often still unclear, but one thing is certain: as a company it is best to prepare yourself now. You can listen to our director Harry Buhrman in […]

Kinks, skinks and supersymmetry

Supersymmetry is symmetry of nature that is often hypothesized to exist among elementary particles. In a new paper that appeared in Physical Review Letters this week, physicists from the University of Amsterdam and QuSoft propose a setup where supersymmetry can also be observed between lumps of energy in a material – so-called kinks and skinks. […]

QuSoft researchers propose new quantum architecture

Physicists from the University of Amsterdam have proposed a new architecture for a scalable quantum computer. Making use of the collective motion of the constituent particles, they were able to construct new building blocks for quantum computing that pose fewer technical difficulties than current state-of-the art methods. The results were recently published in Physical Review […]

PhD Defence Farrokh Labib: “Quasirandomness in quantum information theory”

On Wednesday, January 26, Farrokh Labib will defend his thesis on “Quasirandomness in quantum information theory”. Farrokh’s dissertation contributes to a large international research program that is trying to map out how information can be processed on quantum systems and when this has or does not have advantages over ‘classical’ information processing. This is important […]

Quantum application lab will build a bridge between science and applications


Last week the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the six partners of the Quantum Application Lab (QAL): University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research (TNO), the national research institute for mathematics and computer science (CWI), the Dutch collaborative ICT Organization for Dutch higher education and research (SURF), TU Delft (on […]

Is this the first physics problem that the quantum computer will solve?


In his PhD thesis, theoretical physicist Joris Kattemölle (QuSoft, CWI & UvA) proposes a physical problem that could be the first one for a quantum computer to solve. The problem cannot be solved by a classical computer, but a quantum computer with about one hundred quantum bits can. On Wednesday 30 June Kattemölle received a […]

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 […]

De strijd om de beste qubit – Spinnende elektronen en flitsende fotonen

Eind januari lieten onderzoekers van het Delftse QuTech en Microsoft weten dat ze toch niet zeker waren dat ze majoranadeeltjes hadden waargenomen. Ze trokken hun Nature-publicatie hierover terug, een tegenslag voor de Delftse onderzoekers en Microsoft. Dat de toekomst van de quantumcomputer nu onzeker is, zoals Bert Wagendorp schreef in zijn column in de Volkskrant, is echter te pessimistisch. Majorana’s […]

What is it like to research quantum computers and the quantum internet?

Postdoctoral researcher at QuSoft, Yfke Dulek, and Sophie Hermans (QuTech) have recorded an episode together for the podcast “Radio Swammerdam”. In this episode they talk about building quantum computers and the quantum internet, how to secure them, and what it’s like to conduct research in this field.  On January 31, the interview was broadcast on the […]