Only 7 per cent of Australia’s federal MPs have backgrounds in science. What would it look like if they were a majority?
A team of Australian engineers has proven – with the highest score ever obtained – that a quantum version of computer code can be written using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip.
Physics helps us understand fundamental aspects of the world and underpins much of our advanced technological capability, so it is essential we encourage its study, writes Michelle Simmons.
The winners of the Nobel Prize have shown that quantum mechanics has many exciting applications, ranging from quantum computing to foundations of quantum theory, explains Andrea Morello.