The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) together with the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) are launching a joint endeavor – the applied quantum computing professorship and research group. Under the direction of Marten Teitsma, the research group will be tasked with investigating the future feasibility of quantum research applications, as well as exploring the possibilities of developing Qusoft’s quantum algorithms and protocols into applications.
While the new applied quantum computing position is being established within the Quantum Delta Netherlands Foundation, which aims to accelerate quantum technology and innovation in the Netherlands, the post itself is only recognized as a “special professorship.” This is because the professorship is being established for only a certain period of time, as it relies on the availability of funding. In its founding, the program is cofunded by the Taskforce for Applied Research SIA.
“With this special research group, Dutch higher professional education will be connected to a major global development,” expresses professor by special appointment and program leader, Teitsma. “The consequences of quantum technology are not yet foreseeable but will potentially affect our lives in many ways.”