Quantum Impact on Societal Security (QISS) opens various new positions

A consortium, led by prof. De Haro of the University of Amsterdam, received a 9M euro grant to study the social impact that quantum computers will have on cybersecurity and cryptography. The research consortium, named Quantum Impact on Societal Security (QISS), consists of various leading partners, such as QuSoft, Rathenau Institute, De Nederlandsche Bank, ABN-AMRO, and […]

QSC 7th General Assembly June 2022


On Friday June 24, Amsterdam will host the 7th QSC General Assembly, organized by Lisa Kohl (CWI, Amsterdam) and Vedran Dunjko (LIACS, Leiden). You may expect exciting presentations from Arghavan Safavi-Naini, Koen de Boer, Kenneth Goodenough, Alex Urech and Benno Broer, from fundamental mathematics to experimental quantum optics. Gilles Brassard and Jens Eisert will both give a key note. 10.00 – 10.30: Registration and Coffee 10.30 – 10.40: […]

Large NWA grant for research into the social impact of quantum secure cryptography

16 May 2022, source UvA The arrival of quantum computers will have major societal consequences, especially in the field of cybersecurity. A new consortium led by Sebastian De Haro of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam and QuSoft has received a grant of over 900,000 […]

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 […]