Quantum science research
The discovery of quantum physics opened a realm of amazing phenomena that are still being uncovered and harnessed today. Scientists at ANU are working on all parts of this process – unravelling fundamental quantum processes through to developing quantum devices ready for market.
The mission of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) is to capitalise on the historic first detections of gravitational waves to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped spacetime, and to inspire the next generation of Australian scientists and engineers through this new window on the Universe.
At ANU we specialise in quantum noise reduction technology – ‘squeezing’ – which we use to enhance the detection of gravitational waves.
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) addresses a grand challenge: reducing the energy used in information technology, which now accounts for 8% of the electricity use on Earth, and is doubling every 10 years.
Our research focuses on creating low-energy electronics based on new quantum materials – the current, silicon-based technology (CMOS) will stop becoming more efficient in the next decade as Moore’s law comes to an end.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) conducts world-leading research into building quantum machines to harness the quantum world for practical applications. EQUS’ research encompasses both theoretical advances and experimental developments, with programs to develop the designer quantum materials, quantum-enabled diagnostics and imaging, and quantum engines and instruments at the heart of future quantum machines.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) is building on its fundamental advances in quantum information research in silicon, optical and networking platforms to develop full-scale quantum systems.
Our mission is to deliver quantum processors able to run error corrected algorithms and transfer information across networks with absolute security. We have developed unique technologies for manipulating matter and light at the level of individual atoms and photons, demonstrated the highest fidelity, longest coherence time qubits in the solid state; the world’s longest-lived quantum memory in the solid state; and the ability to run small-scale algorithms on photonic qubits.