Quantum Computing

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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.

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UNSW Australia welcomes the federal government’s announcement today of a $26 million investment in the University’s world-leading quantum computing research.

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For her ground-breaking research developing atomic-scale electronics, Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Mark Hoffman

With UNSW's breakthroughs in quantum computing, Australia has been given a second chance to lead a computer revolution. The question is, will we take it, or let it slip from our grasp? writes Mark Hoffman.

2015

From quantum qubits to research role models, 2015 was a year of outstanding achievements.

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Australian engineers have proven – with the highest score ever obtained – that a quantum version of computer code can be written and manipulated using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip, removing any doubt silicon can be the foundation for a powerful quantum computer.

Michelle Simmons and Bent Webber

NSW Premier Mike Baird has used part of his Bradfield Oration to praise UNSW Professor Michelle Simmons and her team’s pioneering work developing the world's first quantum computer.

Andrew Dzurak

The world’s first calculation using two quantum bits in silicon has been demonstrated by a team of engineers at UNSW Australia. The manufacturing techniques used are the same as those employed in today’s silicon chip industry, opening the way to ultra-powerful quantum computers. 

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A major advance on the road to building super fast quantum computers will be announced by UNSW researchers at a news conference to coincide with publication of their work in the global scientific journal, Nature.

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Australia may win the race to build a revolutionary quantum computer, but UNSW global research leader Michelle Simmons warns that without investment we risk losing the industry offshore.    

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