For the last two decades, scientists and engineers have explored, and often invented, new avenues in what we now call the second quantum revolution—the capacity to create novel and tailored functionalities using natural or artificial quantum systems. The construction of a functional, scalable, useful quantum computer remains one of the most sought-after goals in this exciting field. From the first embryonic demonstrations of controlled quantum operations with trapped ions, photons and superconducting circuits, we have now reached the point where dozens of qubits can be operated with gate fidelities approaching or surpassing some thresholds for quantum error correction. The investment in the field is ramping up at a tantalizing speed, with many large technology companies working alongside academia and basic research labs to achieve the next milestone.
The 2023 Boyer Lecture series is called 'The Atomic Revolution' and is presented by Professor Michelle Simmons AO, a pioneer in atomic electronics and global leader in quantum computing.READ
CQC2T Director Professor Michelle Simmons AO and Chief Investigator Professor Yuerui (Larry) Lui were recognised in the prestigious 2023 Prime Minister’s award ceremony held at Parliament House last nREAD
An international team of researchers has developed a technology that has shattered a world record in continuous variable quantum teleportation. This latest technology offers a viable pathway enroute tREAD
Fault-tolerant, error-corrected quantum computation is commonly acknowledged to be crucial to the realisation of large-scale quantum algorithms that could lead to extremely impactful scientific or comREAD
Engineers show that a jellybean-shaped quantum dot creates more breathing space in a microchip packed with qubits.READ