Quantum Computing

Silhouette of construction workers lowering giant numbers of 2020 into place

Quantum computers, making greenhouse gases useful, COVID-19 infection from droplet spread and water security were some of the most popular engineering stories in 2020.

benoit voisin

Australian researchers have found the ideal position for qubits in silicon - a development that will help them to scale up atom-based quantum computers.

artist's impression of an atom qubit in silicon being protected from charge noise

A team led by 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons has taken another important step forward in the development of a silicon quantum computer.

Spin-orbit coupling of an electron in a lattice structure

A team led by UNSW scientists have significantly increased the coherence time of a spin-orbit qubit in silicon, allowing them to preserve quantum information for longer. These results open up a new pathway to scale silicon quantum computers.

Henry Yang and Andrew Dzurak

A proof-of-concept published today in Nature promises warmer, cheaper and more robust quantum computing. And it can be manufactured using conventional silicon chip foundries.

Andrea Morello, Vincent Mourik, Serwan Asaad in the lab

A mishap during an experiment led UNSW quantum computing researchers to crack a mystery that had stood since 1961.

Quantum computing device

In a breakthrough for quantum computing, researchers at UNSW Sydney have made improved qubits using concepts from high school chemistry.

Quantum computing device

In a breakthrough for quantum computing, researchers at UNSW Sydney have made improved qubits using concepts from high school chemistry.

MIchelle Simmons and team

A group of physicists at UNSW Sydney have built a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer. The research is the milestone result of a vision first outlined by scientists 20 years ago.

headphones

A new project to develop an unprecedented capability in quantum computing – a 'noise-cancelling headphone' for quantum computers – is set to increase the stability of fragile quantum building blocks, or qubits.

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