Our dedicated team in Bochum and Amsterdam is ready to guide you on your way through Quantum Quest and help you make exciting discoveries in the world of quantum computing! Here you can find our team members:


Doutzen Abma (left), Koen Groenland (middle) and Simon Schmidt (right) made sure that Quantum Quest 2023 ran smoothly.

For organizational questions, please contact Doutzen Abma or Simon Schmidt.

Teaching assistants

Our teaching assistants Sebastian Bach, Amalia Böttger, Milo Camardese, Oliver Dorogi, Jari Egbers, Galina Pass, Anurudh Peduri and Jordi Weggemans ran the weekly Q&A sessions and assessed your homework. If you have any further questions, you can contact them via Discord.


Michael Walter (left) is Professor for Quantum Information at Ruhr-University Bochum. Maris Ozols (right) is Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam and a researcher at QuSoft.

History and Support

Quantum Quest was jointly initiated by Michael Walter and Māris Ozols in 2018. In 2018, 2020 and 2021, students from all over the world have already participated to learn about the mathematics behind quantum computers. In 2021, we started a collaboration with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences to give more students access to Quantum Quest:

We thank the Quantum Software Consortium and the Cluster of Excellence Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (CASA) for their support.