OUTREACH: Inspiring the new generation of scientists at UNSW Sydney


In September 2019, Prof Michelle Simmons welcomed over 130 primary and high school students to join her and the CQC2T team at UNSW Sydney, to experience ‘a-day-in-the-life of a quantum computing scientist’ at the CQC²T Open Day.

The event included presentations from Prof Michelle Simmons, tours of the quantum computing laboratories, and interactive experiments to demonstrate some of the principles of quantum computing. This included a custom designed virtual reality game where students were challenged to entangle two qubits. The high school session concluded with an interactive Q&A panel session, with PhD students and post doc researchers providing insights on their career path and advice for students wanting to pursue a career in STEM.


University: UNSW Sydney

Authors Centre Participants: Prof. Michelle Y. Simmons AO, Prof. Sven Rogge, Dr. Matthew G. House

Other Source: CQC2T