quantum physics

Michelle Simmons

For the second time in two years, a UNSW academic has been honoured with the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

Dr Tristan Moss

UNSW’s 2020 recipients will travel to esteemed US research institutions and organisations under the flagship foreign exchange program.


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.


Professor Susan Coppersmith from the University of Wisconsin- Madison will join UNSW next year to work with experimental scientists on problems ranging from quantum computing to new materials.


Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has been named 2018 Australian of the Year.

Algae curmi inside

Simple single-celled algae use highly sophisticated quantum physics to harvest and convert solar energy for their survival, a new study suggests.

Christopher Barner Kowollik

Science magazine Cosmos has named the top 10 young scientists in Australia - and two of them are UNSW researchers chasing very big advances in the very small worlds of molecular engineering and quantum physics.