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Quantum Technology

Harry Buhrman

Prof. Harry Buhrman is professor of Algorithms, Complexity Theory and Quantum Computing, group leader of the Quantum Computing Group at the Dutch National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, and director of QuSoft, a research centre for quantum software, which he founded in 2015. In 2020 he was elected as a member of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Buhrman’s research focuses on quantum computing, algorithms and complexity theory, and applications of quantum computing for society and industry. | 020 595 8312 |


Sonja Smets (Photo: Dirk Gillissen)
Photo: Dirk Gillissen
Quantum logic

Prof. Sonja Smets is a logician, with information dynamics as a specific field of work. Her research focuses on the question of how people and machines revise their knowledge and beliefs on the basis of new information – both classical information and quantum information. To this end, she connects logic, probability theory, theories about learning processes, social epistemology and game theory. Smets is professor of Logic and Epistemology at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). | | 020 525 6508

Sebastian De Haro Ollé

Dr Sebastian De Haro is assistant professor of Philosophy of Science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and the Institute of Physics. He is also a senior researcher in QuSoft's research line Quantum for Society and Business. He is the project leader of the NWO-funded project Quantum Impact on Societal Security. His research focuses on the ethical and philosophical aspects of the transition to quantum secure cryptography. | 020 525 5770 |


Christian Schaffner

Prof. Christian Schaffner is professor of Theoretical Computer Science and leader of the Theory of Computer Science (TCS) group at the UvA's Informatics Institute. He is also a senior researcher at QuSoft, the Dutch research centre for quantum software, and chair of the network organisation Quantum.Amsterdam. He is a leading expert in quantum cryptography, both in the field of non-quantum cryptography that remains secure in the event of a quantum attack (also known as post-quantum cryptography) and in the design of protocols that solve cryptographic problems involving quantum data and quantum communications. | 020 525 6061 |

Quantum-safe cryptography

Eline de Jong is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and the Institute of Physics. Within Sebastian De Haro Ollé's group, she researches 'quantum-safe cryptography' from a philosophical and ethical perspective. Quantum computers could theoretically easily crack the methods we now use to encrypt information - 'quantum-safe cryptography' refers to new encryption methods that will be able to withstand cracking attempts from quantum computers. |

Liesbeth Dingemans
Florian Schreck 

Prof. Florian Schreck is professor of Experimental Quantum Physics. His research group uses ultracold atoms to explore quantum simulation, computing and sensing. The group is working on developing optical clocks, atom interferometers and quantum computers/simulators. They are also working on the miniaturisation and ruggedisation the components of those devices, in particular laser systems and vacuum setups. | 020 525 5163 |

Paola Grosso (Photo: COMMIT)
Quantum networks

Dr Paola Grosso is an associate professor at the UvA's Informatics Institute and senior researcher at QuSoft, the research institute in which the UvA and CWI collaborate on fundamental and multidisciplinary quantum research. At the Informatics Institute, Grosso leads the Multiscale Networked System (MNS) group. In her research she focuses on the future of the internet and secure and sustainable data infrastructures and network systems, including quantum networks. |

Ronald de Wolf

Prof. Ronald de Wolf is professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the UvA and a researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). He is an expert on the theoretical computer science aspects and applications of quantum computing. He has 25 years of research and teaching experience on quantum algorithms, quantum communication, quantum complexity theory, quantum learning theory, and relations with other branches of science such as mathematics and classical computer science. | 020 525 4057 |