Centre for Applied Research of the Faculty of Digital Media & Creative Industries

Applied Quantum Computing

The Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and AUAS have created the Applied Quantum Computing research group

The special research group Applied Quantum Computing explored together with Capgemini and the research institute QuSoft which applications of quantum computing can be made possible and is investigating whether quantum algorithms and protocols developed within QuSoft can be translated into applications.

Quantum computing, communication en sensing

Since the beginning of quantum mechanics at the beginning of the 20th century, the understanding of how particles in nature behave on the smallest scale has developed so far that it has become possible to measure and control their properties on that scale. In the so-called second quantum revolution, worldwide scientific research is being done to make smart use of these properties and to develop new applications in the field of quantum computing, communication and sensing.

  • Quantum computing uses quantum mechanical effects such as superposition and interference to be able to solve certain problems faster. Although there are not yet quantum computers that can make full use of this, there is a great worldwide need to develop it and investigate its use.
  • Quantum communication uses teleportation, in which particles are coupled over a great distance. This makes it possible to communicate securely without anyone eavesdropping.
  • Quantum sensing is all about the enormous sensitivity of the smallest particles, so that changes in magnetism, for example, can be detected much more accurately.

Possible applications from business

The translation from theory to implementation is done on the basis of use cases from the business community (including from Capgemini), for example about fraud detection at banks in which techniques from artificial intelligence are combined with quantum computing algorithms, or the development of new medicines by using quantum simulation algorithms. develop. For quantum sensing, links are sought with research in that area of ​​the Technical Universities and with QuSoft, where research is being done, for example, into a new generation of extremely precise atomic clocks.

Coorporation Partners

The research within the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will be in collaboration with various professorships of the Faculty of DMCI, such as Responsible IT (io) and Urban Analytics and with the researchers of the Urban Technology group of the Faculty of Technology. In education, a relationship is maintained with courses such as HBO-ICT, for which a minor is being developed, and Applied Physics. Capgemini will participate in research and development of education. This gives the professorship access to current use cases from companies and institutions. In addition, work will continue on a network to create an ecosystem of institutions and companies. The research group is a collaboration between FDCMI, FT and CWI, directed by FDMCI.

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Special research group Applied Quantum Computing

26 October 2022