TTW Open Technology Program grant for Kavli-QuTech PI Menno Veldhorst


Menno Veldhorst is one of the recipients of the Open Technology Program project grants. Menno Veldhorst´s project focuses on one of the greatest challenges of this century: to construct a quantum computer that can perform computations that are unsolvable with classical methods.

Such a quantum computer has the potential of daily-life changing applications, but its construction is extremely demanding. Thousands to millions of interacting quantum bits will be required, while these building blocks are very fragile. Together with industrial market leaders this group will construct quantum bits that are based on silicon transistors, the most replicated manmade structure in the history of mankind. Large qubit arrays will be fabricated at Intel’s industrial semiconductor plant, while cryogenic electronics will be developed at BlueFors. These together will enable the team to demonstrate quantum operations on a large quantum chip, laying down the path towards a quantum era for computation.