Matteo Mazzanti (UvA): Novel quantum logic gates architecture with trapped ions and optical tweezers
There are complex problems that classical computers struggle to solve. For example, route optimization, drug design, and material discovery all require extraordinary computational power. Quantum computers are central in the solution to this problem. However, today’s quantum computers are difficult to assemble and hard to operate. A newly developed, innovative quantum computer combines tightly focused laser beams, or optical tweezers, with trapped ions. The novel design not only reduces the number of lasers required, but also simplifies the setup for building and operating these quantum computers, which can be used for new technological breakthroughs and the most challenging scientific problems.
Youssef El Bouhassani (HvA): Modular content as a necessary condition for unlocking the potential of algorithms in personalised education The promise of AI to reduce the workload of teachers and create equal opportunities for students is not here yet. The methodology and tools to create modular content, allows both teachers and algorithms to provide personalized […]
Lavinia Bodale (VU): SightShare Imagine you’re missing out on the friendship and on the life experiences that make game nights unforgettable. SightShare is a game changing device that breaks barriers, enabling visually impaired and blind individuals to participate fully in card and board games. Thanks to the help of machine learning, the device recognizes different […]
Barbara Braams (VU): The big Hoe?Zo! Show questions book a book to involve children in science and teach them scientific skills Children are naturally curious and ask a lot of questions. ‘Why do fish have scales and people don’t?’ ‘Why is it warm during summer and cold during winter?’ Unfortunately, not all children grow up […]