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Dutch IT channel – National quantum course launched at Madurodam

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The course was officially launched with a festive afternoon of interactive quantum games, demonstrations and art installations at Madurodam. In addition, there will be dynamic discussions with experts such as Julia Cramer from Leiden University, Constantijn van Oranje from Techleap and Diederick Croese from the Center for Quantum & Society.

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The National Quantum Course is a free online program that reveals the complexities of quantum mechanics, highlights current developments in quantum technology, and explores its future implications. The course, funded by Quantum Delta NL and developed by a team of experts led by Jim Stolze, will soon be available in English. Stolze previously managed to reach over 320,000 participants in the National AI Course.

The Netherlands is quantum ready

Jim Stolze: “Quantum technology opens the door to new products and services, such as quantum computers and networks, that perform previously impossible tasks that have the potential to solve societal challenges, but also raise important security issues. For example, members of the European Parliament and the AIVD recently warned about the impact of quantum computers on traditional security measures, which could compromise sensitive communications. Great potential also brings great responsibility. Whether you’re a politician, citizen or organization, it’s important to prepare so that our future at Quantum can be safe, fair and optimistic.”

Diederick Croese, Center for Quantum & Society: “We are opening a quantum course so that people can dip their toes in the water well before technological breakthroughs lead to unknown applications. We want to involve everyone in guiding new technologies in a socially desirable direction.

Julia Cramer, head of the Quantum and Society research group at Leiden University and host of the course: “We strive to make the Netherlands ‘Ready for Quantum’ and make quantum ‘society ready’. The National Quantum Course helps people participate in the dialogue by building valuable knowledge on the subject.”

Constantijn van Oranje (pictured), special ambassador for Techleap.nl: “What’s so fascinating about quantum is that there is a theory but we can’t explain it properly yet. This course helps us better understand what effects it has on our society so that we don’t have to talk about it so abstractly.”

See the course here.

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