Michelle Simmons

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Hundreds of school students got a rare peek into what life as a scientist could be like, as Professor Michelle Simmons opened the doors of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology ahead of National Science Week.

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Australian scientists have achieved a new milestone in their approach to creating a quantum computer chip in silicon, demonstrating the ability to tune the control frequency of a qubit by engineering its atomic configuration.

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Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons was named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and leadership in quantum computing.

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The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with two of these atom qubits made to “talk” to each other for the first time.

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The race is on to build the first reproducable two qubit gate in silicon - the building block for a scalable silicon-based quantum computer. UNSW Sydney-led scientists have shown for the first time that they can make two precisely placed phosphorous atom qubits “talk” to each other.

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UNSW congratulates Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, who was tonight named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing.

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UNSW scientist Michelle Simmons is in the running to be named Australian of the Year this week for her pioneering physics research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing.

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Mental health apps, an automated logistics transport management system and a sun exposure sensor were among the winners at the 2017 UNSW Innovation Awards.

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Australia has unique advantages when it comes to attracting the best and brightest and harnessing their talents, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The rest of the world is watching, government and industry leaders have been told, as UNSW ramps up commercial efforts to build a 10-qubit forerunner to a silicon-based quantum computer. 

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