A major advance on the road to building super fast quantum computers will be announced by UNSW researchers at a news conference in Sydney to coincide with publication of their work in the global scientific journal, Nature.
The patented advance is considered a substantial step forward in the global race to make the first generation of quantum computers, and clears a crucial hurdle to making them a reality.
“What we have is a game changer,” said team leader Andrew Dzurak, Scientia Professor and Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility at UNSW.
MEDIA CALL DETAILS
What: Quantum Computing – major announcement
When: 10am, Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Where: Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer
Parkes Room, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney
(corner of Castlereagh St & Martin Place)
Speaking at the news conference will be:
Prof Mark Hoffman, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW
Prof Andrew Dzurak, Director, Australian National Fabrication Facility at UNSW
Dr Menno Veldhorst, Research Fellow, UNSW
Rosie Hicks, CEO, Australian National Fabrication Facility, UNSW