The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of Amsterdam UMC). With the grant, the researchers will be able to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group over the next five years.
Dr Maris Ozols (QuSoft, ILLC, KdVI & IoP) received a grant for his project entitled 'Quantum Math'. Quantum computers can solve certain problems much faster, but finding new quantum algorithms is difficult. Using advanced mathematical techniques, we will find new quantum algorithms and implement them in software.
Vidi is aimed at experienced researchers who have carried out successful research for a number of years after obtaining their PhDs. Together with Veni and Vici, Vide is part of the NWO Talent Scheme. Researchers in the NWO Talent Scheme are free to submit their own subject for funding. NWO thus encourages curiosity-driven and innovative research. NWO selects researchers based on the quality of the researcher, the innovative character of the research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal and the possibilities for knowledge use.