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  • Yet another flight with Bendiksen Airways
    It was a pleasure for us to welcome podcast host Alexander Bendiksen at our hub once again. Clearly, some of our quantum fascination has rubbed off on him! Please tune in to his new podcast episode here (in Norwegian): https://open.spotify.com/episode/2jazRXMbyzgrre5dJUEXXP?si=fa3028bf608b4c52&nd=1&dlsi=4abac97f7b834f72 And do check out the other interesting episodes as well! About half of them are …
  • Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences gets a visit
    It was a true pleasure when the Hub was contacted by Arnstein Wee, from the Stavanger-branch of Norges tekniske vitenskapsakademi, the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. He wanted to hear more about quantum computing. Of course, asking a quantum hubber whether she or he would like to talk quantum, is a bit like asking “is …
  • Visit from Akademiet
    It was true pleasure to host the Agora class from Akademiet Bislet Wednesday March 6th. Fifteen eager and attentive learners found their way to our hub, where they heard about quantum theory and technology. And more importantly: The got to do it. They did so by solving the Schrödinger equation – analytically and numerically. And …
  • Talk by V. Bakkestuen at the Center for Advanced Study
    During one of the events of NTNU Associate Professor Ida-Marie Høyvik’s YoungCAS fellowship, PhD student Vebjørn Bakkestuen delivered a presentation on his recent studies in quantum electrodynamics density-functional theory (QEDFT). His talk provided an overview of the mathematical formulation of density-functional theory and its application to the quantum Rabi model. The central theme highlighted the …
  • Girls & Tech
    We are really proud about having been a part of the Jenter og teknologi gathering held at Chateau Neuf February 15th. Maryam Kaviani, along with Kersti Fosse Blålid and Notto Thelle from the OsloMet Makerspace and people from the University of Oslo, made it all happen. About 400 girls from various videregående skoler was registered. …
  • PhD Fellowship position in Visualization of Quantum Theory
    The Department of Computer Science has a vacant PhD Fellowship position within the field of visualization of quantum theory. The project is a novel and innovative research collaboration that combines technology and art and is a newly established collaboration between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Art, Design and Drama. The successful applicant …
  • Kvantefysikk for nyfikne
    Vi synest kvantefysikk og kvanteteknologi er alt for viktig og forunderleg til å vere ei greie for spesielt interesserte. Men mykje av det ein lærer om kvante-verda legg opp til å ha lag på lag med matematikk-kurs på førehand. Det ønsker vi å gjere noko med. Til hausten startar vi opp eit kurs som har …
  • Visit from the Danish embassy
    We were thrilled to be contacted by Anton Højris Middelhede at the Danish embassy in Oslo for a get-together while 2024 was still young. Together with Emilie Michaelsen and Øystein Sandvik we had a very interesting – and promising – exchange of thoughts and interesting opportunities. Øystein represents Invest in Denmark, a public service aimed …
  • Exploring the Wonders of Quantum Mechanics: High School Visit to the Quantum Hub
    At the end of November 2023, the Quantum Hub welcomed a group of high school students from the Kuben videregående skole eager to learn about quantum mechanics. The visit comprised detailed lectures and practical tutorials aimed at introducing the students to the intricate and beautiful world of quantum physics. The day commenced with an overall …
  • Nordic Quantum Life Science Roundtable in Helsinki
    With some delay, we are reporting about an exciting event that took place in Helsinki (November 14-15th, 2023). 3rd Nordic Quantum Life Science Roundtable is a next link in the chain of all-Nordic meetings that are designed for key players in the field, aiming to catalyze Quantum Life Science (QLS) through knowledge sharing and exploring …
  • Quantum food production?
    It was a truly pleasant surprise when Anja Løkken Stokke at NCE Heidner Biocluster in late November contacted our hub to ask if we would be interested in giving a webinar. (Of course we were.) The NCE Heidner Biocluster is Norway’s leading national cluster for green bioeconomy and sustainable food production. Representing the entire value …
  • Building quantum competence in Bergen
    We were thrilled to see the interest in quantum computing at the Department of Informatics in Bergen. No less than 24 students completed the course Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Machine Learning! This is certainly a significant contribution when it comes to making our future workforce quantum literate. The course responsible is Philip Turk, …
  • Congrats, Maksym
    Yesterday, November 23rd, our visiting researcher Maksym Teslyk sucessfully defended his PhD dissertation at the University of Oslo. Not only did he defend his thesis, he also gave two lectures on different topics this day, which was a long one for him, no doubt. I had the pleasure of being present at the first of …
  • Qhub goes to Helsinki
    Mid November a bunch of us had the pleasure of going to Helsinki, the captial of Finland and, arguably, the Nordic capital of quantum startups. In any case, what we learned did confirm that there is a lot of interesting Finish activities going on in the quantum area – both theoretically and experimentally. Perhaps the …
  • Quantum jumps at Holmenkollen
    November 7th to 9th we had the pleasure of hosting a November School on Quantum Computing. At the risk of appearing cocky: Beforehand we were very proud of the program we had put together. And the lecturers did not let us down! Several aspects of quantum computing were addressed. To name a few: The lecturers …
  • Our two-qubit computer in the Ruter  headquarters
    AI and Machine Learning are vitally important for Ruter and  Quantum Advantage is something the company is paying a serious attention to. This year Ruter’s AI department runs the second project on gauging the potential of quantum computing as a tool to address the specific use-cases Ruter deals with on daily basis. Last Friday we …
  • Impressive Warsaw
    In September this year, my good college Morten Førre and I had the pleasure of being invited by Katarzyna Krajewska to her group in Warsaw. Recently, they have developed a promising method for studying with photo ionization of atoms computationally. PhD student Mihai Suster is central in this development work. Typically, atoms and molecules exposed …
  • Quantum-interest i Kode24
    We are pleased to see that the Kode24, and online magazine for developers, has taken an interest for quantum computing – again. Under the heading “Hva er greia med …” [What’s the deal with …], this interview, conducted by journalist Kurt Lekanger, introduces a few of the basics.
  • OsloMet QuantumHub day
    On Thursday 21st of September OsloMet’s QuntumHub hosted an introductory quantum science event called QuantumHub day – a free and open event for everyone! The event is aimed to spark interest and educate people about arguably one of the most disruptive and influential technologies known to date. Here, attendees were introduced to the quantum science …
  • QHub@Holmlia
    As a part of our contributions to this year’s Forskningsdagene, the OsloMet Quantum Hub had the pleasure of contributing to OsloMet’s actitiveis at Holmlia. The Makerspace at our faculty was responsible for making Ungforsk happen – with an very interesting program put together to spur the curiosity of youth school pupils. Indeed an impressive job …