Quantum Simulation and Few-Qubit Applications

This research line addresses applications of small and medium-sized qubit platforms.

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/ Prof. Dr. Florian Schreck

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Quantum Information Science

This research line addresses the broad range of insights and questions that arise as soon as information is processed according to the rules of quantum mechanics.

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/ Dr. Maris Ozols

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Cryptography in a Quantum World

With the advent of the quantum computer it is necessary to look into secure communication techniques that allow only the sender and intended recipient of a message to view its contents.

/ Prof. Dr. Christian Schaffner

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Quantum Algorithms and Complexity

Research at QuSoft started with a focus on the development and investigation of new quantum algorithms.

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/ Dr. Stacey Jeffery

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Quantum for Society and Business

QuSoft works with companies and societal organizations to explore, discover and develop novel algorithms, applications and use cases – independent of the hardware they are to be implemented on.

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/ Dr. Koen Groenland​

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QUSOFT

is the Dutch research center for quantum software & technology

QuSoft’s mission is to develop new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small to full-scale prototypes of a quantum computer.

Here, we work together on radically new software and technology with world-changing potential. Based on the fundamental laws of quantum physics, we aim to keep up our excellent track record in quantum computing and quantum information, to explore and develop uses of quantum computers and other quantum technologies at large, for the benefit of society.

Quantum technology is labelled by the Dutch government as a key technology because it is considered a potential game-changer in many social and economic sectors, including health, agriculture, climate, and safety.

NEWS & INSIGHTS

BACK IN 1996, CWI started research in quantum computing. It was among the first groups worldwide to pioneer this field. Currently, this research resides in CWI’s Algorithms and Complexity group, headed by Prof. Harry Buhrman. Other specialised research on quantum condensed matter theory was already done by the Theoretical Physics Group of the University of Amsterdam, headed by Prof. Kareljan Schoutens.

Nowadays, quantum research in Amsterdam is bundled in the QuSoft research center, which is hosted at CWI. This agreement underlines the fact that all parties feel the commitment and urgency to further develop quantum software and applications together. The results QuSoft has achieved up until now certainly motivates the research centre to explore the future that quantum computing has in store.

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BUILDING A COMMUNITY

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Together with the UvA, CWI, Leiden University, TU Delft, TNO and QuTech, QuSoft is part of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC). Developing new quantum software, by exploiting the counterintuitive effects of quantum mechanics, requires a unison of ideas from computer science, mathematics, and quantum physics. Therefore QSC is building a new research community in the Netherlands in Quantum Information Science. 

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