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 […]

Outsourcing computations to a quantum computer you can’t trust

Quantum computers hold great promise, but to what extent can we trust the outcome of these elusive machines? In her PhD thesis, Yfke Dulek investigates ways to delegate computations to a quantum computer, focussing on the question how trustworthy the outcomes will be. Her research could pave the way for creating security guarantees in quantum […]