ERC Advanced Grant for Carlo Beenakker to ‘braid’ Majorana fermions
Theoretical physicist Carlo Beenakker has been awarded a €2m Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). He will use this to try to create ...
New quantum computer design to predict molecule properties
The standard approach to build a quantum computer with Majoranas as building blocks is to convert them into qubits. However, a promising application o...
New practice tool for quantum computer coding: OpenFermion
In a global effort, quantum computers are rapidly being developed. In the meantime, researchers have to learn how to write code for these devices, whi...
Dutch Theoretical Physics reviewed as excellent
The Dutch Research School for Theoretical Physics (DRSTP) has received excellent ratings from an independent international committee. The DRSTP is a s...
Major Expansion Leiden Quantum Computing
The 18.8 million euro NWO Zwaartekracht grant for quantum software which Amsterdam, Delft and Leiden landed collectively, means for Leiden University ...
Developing quantum software with a grant of 18.8 million euros
The first larger quantum computers will soon be available. These computers need new software. Researchers at Leiden University have been awarded a Gra...
Students are programming with qubits
Students of the Leiden University master Computer Science are the first students in the world that have been educated in programming with a quantum co...
Light on the quantum computer
Physicist Martin van Exter works with light at nanoscale, at the forefront of nanocomputer research. But as Director of Education he also has a vision...
Bernard van Heck Wins Christiaan Huygens Prize 2016
Bernard van Heck has won the Christiaan Huygens Prize 2016 for his Leiden PhD research on electrical circuits for quantum computers. On behalf of the ...
Single Molecule Detected for Use in Quantum Network
Leiden physicists have managed to detect a single molecule called dibenzoterrylene in a new crystal, and found that it is a candidate component for a ...
Quantum optics for asylum seekers
The Clinical Epidemiology department at the LUMC has set up a series of lectures for asylum seekers. The series has become a huge success.
FOM Grant for Theoretical Model Majorana Gun
Professor Carlo Beenakker has been awarded a FOM Projectruimte subsidy to build a theoretical model of a majorana gun, a very promising instrument for...
Cryptanalysis research of prof. Ronald Cramer in WIRED
The American magazine WIRED recently published an article on ‘quantum-safe public key encryption’.