(ScienceBusiness.net) The Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) are jointly establishing a new special professorship: Applied Quantum Computing. This research group makes a connection between fundamental research and practical issues. In collaboration with Capgemini and the research institute QuSoft, the research will explored which quantum computing applications are feasible in the future and whether quantum algorithms and protocols developed within QuSoft can be further developed into applications. Knowledge gained within the research group will also be used to develop educational resources. The AUAS has appointed Marten Teitsma as professor by special appointment to lead this research group.
In order to accelerate quantum technology science and innovation in the Netherlands, knowledge institutes, companies and the government cooperate in the Quantum Delta Netherlands foundation (QDNL). QuSoft is a collaboration between CWI and the University of Amsterdam, and serves as the Dutch research centre for quantum software. It conducts fundamental research into algorithms, protocols, and software for quantum technology, making knowledge available to industry and society. The AUAS is the first university of applied sciences to set up a professorship focused on quantum computing. It is a ‘special professorship’ because it will be established for a certain period of time, depending on the availability of funding. Applied Quantum Computing is co-financed by the Taskforce for Applied Research SIA.