"DEVELOPING NEW PROTOCOLS, ALGORITHMS
AND APPLICATIONS TO BE RUN ON THE FIRST
QUANTUM COMPUTERS"

QuSoft is the Dutch research center for quantum software. Its mission is to develop new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small and medium-sized prototypes of a quantum computer. The main focus of QuSoft is on the development of quantum software, which requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from conventional software.

QuSoft was launched by CWI, UvA and VU in December 2015 and builds on the institutions’ excellent track record in quantum computing and quantum information. Last December 2020 QuSoft celebrated its first lustrum. A one-month online event was organized in which the institute looked back to all great (research) highlights and also peaked into the revolutionary future of quantum technology. If you missed it, but still want to get to know the institute, you can watch the entire program back on our lustrum page by clicking here.

RESEARCH

The overarching challenge for QuSoft is to harness the power of quantum information, through the study of quantum information science and the development of quantum algorithms. A particular focus is the design and development of protocols for quantum computation and quantum communication that can be run on small and medium-sized qubit platforms.

The research at QuSoft can be divided into four lines:
1. Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
2. Quantum information science
3. Cryptography in a quantum world
4. Quantum algorithms and complexity

EVENTS

NEWS

04Jan

Multiparty entanglement: when everything is connected

Source: University of Amsterdam ‘Entanglement’ is a ubiquitous concept in modern physics research: it occurs in subjects ranging from quantum gravity to quantum computing. In.. Read More →
17Nov

Students learn how to program for the quantum computer

In a bilingual course, high school students can learn how to program for quantum computers. Two researchers from the QuSoft (established by the University of.. Read More →