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, English and German language podcasts, interviews and lectures 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.
Leo Kouwenhoven - De Toekomst van Computers on NPO Radio 1 (Dutch)
9 August 2023 – A computer built on particles that can teleport and be in two places at once. It may sound like magic, but it is a reality not too far in the future, as the quantum computer is under construction. One of the people inherently linked to the construction of that quantum computer is Leo Kouwenhoven, physicist and professor at TU Delft. In 2012, he discovered evidence for the Majorana particle; a major breakthrough in the field of quantum computing. That was major news at the time, but now we are eleven years down the road and the quantum computer is still futuristic. So how close are we to building the first real quantum computer? And will it really be the computer of the future?
Arian Stolk - TNO #ditisonzetijd Podcast (Dutch)
1 August 2023 – Quantum technology is elusive to many, but it has the potential to dramatically change our understanding of nature and the world around us. Using the principles of quantum mechanics, quantum technology can solve problems that are unsolvable for classical computers. This opens the door to unimaginable breakthroughs in various fields, such as materials science, medicine and artificial intelligence. Arian Stolk talks about all these things and more in this podcast.
Lieven Vandersypen - Symposium Parlement & Wetenschap (Dutch)
25 May 2023 – Director of Research Lieven Vandersypen opened a symposium for Dutch House of Representatives staff on the implications of quantum technology. The lecture was attended by over 80 invited guests, including members of parliament, representatives of the Digital Affairs Committee, representatives from various ministries, the Rathenau Institute, TNO, and others.
Marta Pita Vidal - Becarios por el mundo (Spanish)
16 May 2023 – The Asociación de Becarios de la Fundación Barrié created a video with Marta Pita Vidal as part of a series of videos called ‘Becarios por el mundo’ (‘Scholars around the world’). These videos are presented by former scholars of the Barrié Foundation, the Spanish foundation that funded Marta’s master studies five years ago. The goal is to inspire and awaken vocation among young people, as well as to provide information about the topics on which former scholars are working at the moment. In this case, Marta talks about quantum computing in general and about the research we do here at QuTech.
Anne-Marije Zwerver - Universiteit van Nederland (Dutch)
11 January 2023 – The quantum computer is going to change our world in ways we cannot even imagine. Because of its enormous computing power, the quantum computer can perform difficult calculations super quickly, which would take your own computer over a million years.
It can also make great strides in science, such as developing personalised medicine or more energy-efficient batteries. In this video, Anne-Marije Zwerver explains exactly how this computer of the future works. Will you soon have a quantum computer at home?
Ingrid Romijn - BNR Zakendoen (Dutch)
3 November 2022 – QuTech’s spin-off Q*Bird is the first to deploy a new type secure quantum network that can connect multiple users via a center hub in a cost-effective and scalable manner. This will ensure an untappable internet connection between many users, spread out throughout the Port of Rotterdam. Ingrid Romijn is invited at BNR Zakendoen to explain how it all works and tells you everything you need to know about Q*Bird.
Sjoerd Loenen - Felix Meritis (Dutch)
Hans Beukers - BNR De Technoloog (Dutch)
7 June 2022 – Scientists at QuTech recently succeeded in teleporting quantum information over a network between three computers: a world first. What will the future of quantum technology bring us, and why do we actually need a quantum network? Our guest is Hans Beukers, researcher at QuTech. He worked on the breakthrough and tells us all about the technology. Will it eventually be possible to teleport things other than data? Who knows?
Anne-Marije Zwerver - De Nieuws BV (Dutch)
1 June 2022 – Until recently, it was only something seen in science fiction movies, such as Star Trek. But now it is really possible: teleportation. Researchers at QuTech in Delft have become the first in the world to succeed in teleporting information. Anne-Marije Zwerver explains what this breakthrough means.
Hans Beukers - BNR Digitaal (Dutch)
Anne-Marije Zwerver - De Nieuws BV (Dutch)
31 March 2022 – A major breakthrough in science! Because the key building blocks of the quantum computer have been made in a factory for the first time! And with that, the futuristic supercomputer is one step closer. Anne-Marije Zwerver is working on this subject for her PhD. Together with Intel, she has produced qubits using existing machines from the company’s factories. In De Nieuws BV she explains why this is an important breakthrough.
Sjoerd Loenen - Van Leeuwenhoek lecture (Dutch)
20 March 2022 – Calculations that we can now only dream of and an unhackable internet – just a few of the promises of quantum technology. Quantum technology is experiencing a growth spurt: more and more newspapers are running headlines about breakthroughs and successes of the computer with unprecedented computing power. But what exactly is a quantum computer? How can this new computer perform calculations that are unattainable with a normal computer? And why is the quantum internet so secure? Sjoerd Loenen explains it all!
Kian van der Enden - Galileo (German)
27 January 2022 – Galileo, the well known German TV show, invited Kian van der Enden to speak about the future of the internet. Which is currently being developed in The Netherlands. The quantum internet is not only supposed to maximize speed, but also protect against hackers. They visited QuTech, at the Technical University in Delft to learn more about the internet of the future.
Anne-Marije Zwerver - NPO Radio 1: 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.
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?
Kian van der Enden - Sociale Innovatie Podcast (Dutch)
Sophie Hermans - Universiteit van Nederland (Dutch)
4 November 2021 – About fifty years ago, we witnessed the birth of the internet as we know it today. Back then no one would have thought that we could eventually watch video lectures online. Today, it is impossible to imagine life without it. But what does the internet of the future look like? Sophie Hermans tells you all about the quantum internet.
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.
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.
Richard Versluis - The Developer Weekly Podcast (English)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arian Stolk - Listening To The Future Podcast (Dutch)
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”.
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.
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.