NWO Veni Grant for Filip Malinowski


Bringing new tools for topological quantum computing

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded an NWO Veni Grant to Filip Malinowski. The grant (250 thousand euros for a three-year program) will allow him to use a new kind of sensor to further uncover the properties of so-called topological materials, which are promising materials for developing robust quantum devices.

Quantum information is very fragile and easily lost, which is one of the main problems for performing large quantum computations. A certain type of material, called topological materials, could offer a solution: these materials are a promising platform for constructing extremely robust quantum bits, the building blocks of quantum devices. However, studying the properties of these topological materials is notoriously hard. Read more