Cryptographic protocols are the backbone of our information society. In this work, we implement such a protocol which allows two parties Alice and Bob to compute a function together so that even if Alice tries to cheat by deviating from the protocol, she cannot learn Bob's inputs and vice versa.... read more →
QuSoft congratulates Rene Gerritsma, affiliate researcher of QuSoft, for receiving an NWO Physics Projectruimte grant for his research of trapped ions in optical micro-traps. Trapped ions rank among the best quantum computers to date, but scaling them up to a large number of quantum bits turns out to be hard.... read more →
Dutch technology website Tweakers.net published a longread on the threat of the quantum computer for modern cryptography. For the article they interviewed QuSoft senior researcher Christian Schaffner. Fragment (translated from Dutch): "Schaffner (...) confirms that taking action is necessary. "People have to be aware that things they save and encrypt now... read more →
Researchers and industry specialists across Europe, led by Harry Buhrman (director of QuSoft, group leader at CWI, and professor at the University of Amsterdam), have launched a Quantum Software Manifesto. With the Manifesto, the group aims to increase awareness of and support for quantum software research. The group is asking... read more →
QuSoft is happy to welcome new senior researcher Dr. Michael Walter, who has joined us in September 2017. We wish him all the best for his future with QuSoft. Dr. Walter received his PhD from ETH Zurich. Before joining QuSoft, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University. His... read more →
QuSoft's Ronald de Wolf explains the importance of quantum software research. Interview in Dutch national newspaper NRC (in Dutch). Read more.