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Sharing our quantum stories in various podcasts and interviews

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Are you looking for more information about quantum technology on a non-specialist level? The researchers and engineers from QuTech sometimes get invited to podcasts and interviews to explain their work, the state of the art of quantum technology, and the societal impact of quantum computing and the future quantum internet. Below you can find links to the Dutch and English language podcasts and interviews in which our specialists were featured. Do you want to invite a QuTech specialist as well? Take a look at our QuTech Speakers list and reach out to them.

Anne-Marije Zwerver - Villa VdB (Dutch)

20 January 2022 – ”In the foreseeable future, the quantum computer is going to change our lives, and that comes with certain dangers.” This warning comes from the Dutch intelligence service (AIVD). Anne-Marije Zwerver explains what the quantum computer does and how it will affect our future.

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Bart van der Vecht - BNR Digitaal (Dutch)

8 December 2021 – The quantum internet is coming! With the recently revealed ”Quantum Network Explorer”, anyone who is interested can experiment with the new quantum internet. Users can look around with a few apps and start programming for a quantum internet. But how does that quantum internet work exactly?

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Kian van der Enden - Sociale Innovatie Podcast (Dutch)

29 September 2021 – Kian van der Enden tells us all about his work on a quantum internet on the Sociale Innovatie podcast. He goes into detail about building the worlds first long distance quantum internet.

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Ingrid Romijn - Cyberhelden (Dutch)

16 September 2021 – What will be the impact of quantum computers on our digital society? Will quantum computers be able to break all cryptography? Is it possible someone already has a secret quantum computer in their basement? The host of the Cyberhelden podcast invited Ingrid Romijn to speak about the impact quantum computers will have on our digital society.

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Anne-Marije Zwerver - Toekomstmuziek (Dutch)

29 July 2021 – Quantum computers can do calculations much faster than classical computers, which creates all kinds of new possibilities. However, the development will take many years. When can we actually start using quantum computers? Anne-Marije Zwerver was invited by AG Connect to be on their Toekomstmuziek podcast. She answers this question and many more.

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Richard Versluis - The Developer Weekly Podcast (English)

21 April 2021 – In this ”Developer Weekly” Podcast, Richard Versluis answers various burning questions. How do quantum computers work? What can we actually do with them? How you can program one and when will I have one in my home?

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Sophie Hermans - Radio Swammerdam Podcast (Dutch)

5 February 2021 – The classical computer and the internet that we know have completely changed our lives. Are we on the verge of another technological revolution? Radio Swammerdam invited Sophie Hermans to talk about super fast quantum computers and a quantum internet. They speak about quantum bits in the fridge and information security.

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Kian van der Enden - De Wereld Van Morgen Podcast (Dutch)

10 December 2020 – Quantum computing is one of the biggest technological promises of today. Kian van der Enden is one of our PhD Students and he was invited by De Wereld Van Morgen Podcast to speak about a quantum internet. He speaks about technology, quantum physics and the philosophical questions they raise.

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Sophie Hermans - NEMO weet raad! (Dutch)

29 October 2020 – What is the best thing to do with your money? Investing in real estate? Putting it in your savings account? Or should you just spend it on a gift to yourself? Sophie Hermans speaks about the future of our banks, the role quantum mechanics will play in it and whether saving is as secure as we think it is.

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Kian van der Enden - Understand Tomorrow Podcast (English)

20 October 2020 – Kian van der Enden was interviewed for the ‘Understand Tomorrow Podcast’ where he discusses all things quantum. He describes his work as bending fundamental physics properties to his will by writing software that controls machines in a controlled environment.

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Anne-Marije Zwerver - BNR De Technoloog (Dutch)

16 October 2020 – The power of quantum computers is increasing. They keep gaining ‘qubits’, the unit of quantum computing power. The amount of qubits on a quantum chip increases very quickly and it seems to be a repeat of the early days of the classical computer. In this episode, Anne-Marije Zwerver and the hosts of the BNR ”De Technoloog” podcast compare it to the years around the Second World War.

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Lieven Vandersypen - Radio Raccoons Podcast (Dutch)

3 March 2020 – Quantum computers have the potential to radically change multiple industries and even the world itself. But where are we at, in terms of quantum computing? Who is working on it? How does a quantum computer work? Should companies prepare for the arrival of the quantum computer? Lieven Vandersypen answers these questions, and more in this Radio Raccoons Podcast.

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Arian Stolk - Listening To The Future Podcast (Dutch)

12 February 2020 – Arian Stolk was a guest on the ”Listening To The Future” Podcast. He discusses the future of quantum computing, why there is so much excitement about quantum computers and how they can improve or break encryption.

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Stephanie Wehner - BBC The Inquiry (English)

14 September 2019 – Quantum computers could transform our lives. Based on a branch of Physics that even Einstein found “spooky”, the machines are still in their infancy. But governments and corporations are spending billions trying to turn them into workable technology. Stephanie Wehner explains why in this episode of BBC ”The Inquiry”.

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Sophie Hermans - BNR De Technoloog (Dutch)

6 August 2019 – The current internet is great and all, but you should also think about what it will look like in ten, twenty, thirty, fourty or fifty years. Sophie Hermans discusses what our internet will look like in the next few decades and why a quantum internet is so important for a secure digital environment. She explains the different phases the internet will go through, as well as how we are building a quantum internet.

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Sophie Hermans & Julia Cramer - Lab Leven (Dutch)

31 July 2019 – Sophie Hermans and Julia Cramer take you on a lab tour and explain what is going in the QuTech labs in this ”Lab Leven” podcast.

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Sophie Hermans - NPO Focus (Dutch)

7 May 2019 – We all send sensitive data over the internet, even though we know criminals and intelligence agencies might be spying on us. But what if you could send this data without anyone intercepting it? In this NPO ”Focus” Podcast, Sophie Hermans explains how a quantum internet works and why it is considered ”unhackable”.

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Ronald Hanson - BNR's Big Five Podcast (Dutch)

1 May 2019 – Einstein thought quantum technology was impossible, but it’s very much a reality now. In this BNR ”Big Five” Podcast, Ronald Hanson explains what quantum technology is, what the applications are, and what QuTech is working on.

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Julia Cramer - BNR De Technoloog (Dutch)

24 July 2017 – We have been hearing for years that the quantum computer is coming. A computer that will leave the current computer performance far behind, and one with which we can do calculations that we can only dream of. In this podcast, Herbert Blankesteijn and Ben van der Burg want to know what the current status is. Which is why they invited Julia Cramer.

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Stephanie Wehner - Meet the meQuanics (English)

7 July 2016 – meQuanics spoke to Stephanie Wehner about the specific development at Delft and the larger effort in the EU towards large-scale quantum technology.

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