Michelle Simmons


UNSW Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has received a €100,000 international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award at a ceremony in France, in recognition of her pioneering research in quantum physics.


UNSW is ranked in the Top 20 most international universities.


UNSW Professor Michelle Simmons will deliver this year’s Australia Day address in New South Wales, the first female scientist to be given the honour.


Why is the quest for quantum computers so important? Michelle Simmons, UNSW Scientia Professor and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Computer Technology (CQC2T) explains.


For her pioneering research in quantum physics, UNSW's Michelle Simmons has been honoured with a €100,000 international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award.

Michelle Simmons

For her world-leading research in the fabrication of atomic-scale devices for quantum computing, UNSW's Michelle Simmons has been awarded a prestigious Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology.

Michelle Simmons _ Scott Farquhar

Atlassian's Scott Farquhar and quantum computing powerhouse Michelle Simmons are among the leading innovators and entrepreneurs heading to San Francisco in June for UNSW’s inaugural Alumni Entrepreneurs and Innovation Summit. 


​Physics World, the magazine of the UK’s Institute of Physics, has named an advance in quantum computing by engineers at UNSW among its global “Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2015”.

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UNSW’s flagship quantum computing project has received a second major injection of funds from Australia’s corporate sector, with Telstra matching a Commonwealth Bank pledge of $10 million.


CBA’s $10 million pledge to support UNSW's quantum computing research sends a powerful message about industry collaboration on world-leading Australian innovation, and builds on major government investment announced this week.