QuSoft was founded in 2015 as a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI).
Researchers at QuSoft perform excellent, foundational and multidisciplinary research in the science domains of Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, but also potential other research areas on the topics of quantum simulation, quantum information sciences and cryptography.
The overarching challenge for QuSoft is to harness the power of quantum information, through the study of quantum information science and the development of new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small to medium-sized prototypes of a quantum computer.
The research at QuSoft can be divided into five research lines:
Even though we have known for decades that some real-world business problems could be solved by quantum computers, it is still unclear whether they can offer an advantage over conventional computers for most industrial problems. That is why at QuSoft scientists are working together with companies to identify industrial use cases. We are very excited to be developing new and more industrially relevant quantum algorithms. A few examples of companies QuSoft works with are: ABN AMRO, Atos, Bosch, KLM, SURF and Toyota.
Quantum Delta NL is a nationwide program which was launched in 2021 to stimulate quantum innovation and economic development in The Netherlands.
Building on Dutch strengths in this field, it aims to enhance its position as the leading region in the EU for quantum technology. QuSoft is part of Quantum Delta NL, and in that capacity the research institute is tasked with exploring quantum software and applications.
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. It is part of NWO, the Dutch Science Council.
Its mission is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields, and conveying this to society at large.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a broad, research-intensive institution rooted in the city’s history. Its origins date back to 1632, when its forerunner, the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre, was established. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff, over 100 nationalities and a budget of more than 600 million euros, UvA is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a broad, research-intensive institution rooted in the city’s history. Its origins date back to 1632, when its forerunner, the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre, was established.
Each week QuSoft organises a seminar with speakers from all over the world. For a summary of the topic click on the relevant name, or search for past seminars at News & Insights by clicking the ‘seminars’ category.