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BrisScience: Micromachines to space sails – optical tweezers in action

Join us at BrisScience to hear from Professor Rubinsztein-Dunlop about her incredible work and the wonders of optical tweezers.

Physics in the Pub

Physics in the Pub - a relaxed, entertaining, and informative evening

DUALITY – family art workshops

​Bring the whole family to check out DUALITY, with with art workshops for kids to explore art and science.

DUALITY – opening night

Enjoy the artworks, meet the artists and chat to scientists!

DUALITY – an artistic exploration of quantum science

An exhibition of entries to the 2023–24 EQUS Quantum Art Competition and associated activities.

Pint of Science: Ben Roberts

The next frontier in fundamental physics

Pint of Science: Andrew White

Quantum schmuantum, or, how I learned to stop worrying and love quantum

Chris Ferrie

DUALITY – public talk by A/Prof. Chris Ferrie

Hear from physicist, science communicator and children’s book author A/Prof. Chris Ferrie about the intersection of art and science!

Pint of Science: Tim Hirsch

Smart vibrations: computing with sound

2024 EQUS Autumn School on Fabrication for Quantum Technology

This two-and-a-half-day intensive course is designed to cultivate and inspire the next generation of physicists interesting in the realisation of quantum technologies. 

Coogee’24

Sydney Quantum Information Theory Workshop

Science communication and media training workshop

The EQUS Public Engagement Committee are offering a 3-day intensive science communications and media workshop for EQUS members

2023 EQUS Python Workshop

The Python Workshop is an event designed to introduce Python programming to researchers working in quantum science and quantum computing.

2023 EQUS Python Workshop

The Python Workshop is an event designed to introduce Python programming to researchers working in quantum science and quantum computing.

Clear as Quantum – Live!

The EQUS podcast Clear as Quantum is coming to you live!

14th KOALA Conference on Optics, Atoms, and Laser Applications 2023

The Conference on Optics, Atoms, and Laser Applications (KOALA) is a student conference on all aspects of lasers, optics and atoms!

EQUS Annual Workshop 2023

The annual workshop is the primary forum for scientific updates and collaboration by EQUS researchers.

Physics meets film: Quantum Shorts screening and Q&A

Watch the finalists of the Quantum Shorts film festival and ask quantum physicists about the science!

EQUS Quantum Art Competition 2023–24

Delve into the essense of quantum duality through your artistic medium of choice, and submit your art to the EQUS Quantum Art Competition.

Quantum Thermodynamics Down Under 2023

An opportunity to share your research and foster collaborations with fellow researchers in quantum thermodynamics within Australia.

Topological Order on the Pacific Ocean (TOPO) 2023

TOPO 2023 will be a small workshop focused on the interface between topological phases of matter and quantum error-correcting codes

Better Futures Innovation Challenge: Virtual Information Session

Five ARC Centres of Excellence have joined forces to run a science-meets-industry hackathon.

Quantum Shorts Screening and Q&A, Sydney

Watch the finalists of the Quantum Shorts film festival and ask quantum physicists about the science!

9th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology

Call for Abstracts for the 9th Symposium on Frequency Standards are open. 

Summer School on Frequency Standards, Precision and Quantum Measurement

The week before the 9th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology there will be a summer school at the Gold Coast on Frequency Standards, Precision, and Quantum Measurements, for students, early career researchers, and those professionals who want to learn more about the subject.

inSTEM Conference 2023

inSTEM is a networking and career development conference for people from marginalised or underrepresented groups in STEM, and their allies.

New pathways to research commercialisation - EQUS & FLEET Seminar

Hear from Australian tech investors reinventing how researchers become entrepreneurs.

Demo day: Sydney

Drop in to visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Sydney, and discover all things quantum and dark matter!

Public lecture: Melbourne

Unravel the mysteries of quantum and dark matter with Professor Alan Duffy as part of the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip.

Public lecture: Perth

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Perth to learn how quantum technologies are used in the hunt for dark matter with Dr Jeremy Bourhill.

Pub trivia: Cottesloe

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Perth for an evening of pub trivia, with a twist of science!

Public lecture: Sydney

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Sydney to learn about quantum technologies and how and why we hunt for dark matter.

Pub trivia: Wangaratta

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Wangaratta for an evening of pub trivia, with a twist of science!

National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip

The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip is back!

Emergence: An Artistic Exploration of Quantum Science

Emergence showcases the entries to the 2022 EQUS Quantum Art Competition.

Quantum Leap: Technology to Save the World

Taking Quantum technology out of the textbooks and explaining the science behind today's real-world applications and tomorrow's solutions.

Join the Second Quantum Revolution

Join industry leaders and researchers at The Precinct to explore the practical uses of new and emerging quantum technologies and the opportunities for your sector and individual business.

Physics meets film: Quantum Shorts screening and Q&A (Melbourne)

Join us for a free public screening of the nine finalists of the Quantum Shorts film festival and Q&A.

Coogee '23

Coogee ’23 will be held from the 14th – 17th of February and will see a return of renown international speakers to the Coogee Bay Hotel to cover a broad array of topics in quantum information theory.

Jonathan P. Dowling Memorial Conference on Quantum Science and Technology

The MQ Centre for Quantum Engineering is organising this conference in memory of our colleague and mentor Jonathan P. Dowling.

Generating high-intensity, ultrashort optical pulses

Public lecture by 2018 Nobel Laureate, Physics Professor Donna Strickland

International Conference on Quantum non-Markovianity (QuNoMa 2022)

We are excited to announce the first International Conference on Quantum non-Markovianity (QuNoMa 2022), which will take place right after the EQUS workshop!

EQUS Annual Workshop 2022

The EQUS Annual Workshop is our flagship member's event.

"Planning Your Research Career" Workshop

"Planning Your Research Career" workshop delivered online by Hugh Kearns from Thinkwell.

EQUS–FLEET Idea Factory 2022

The Idea Factory is an annual event run by EQUS and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET).  It is designed to provide training and networking opportunities to early career researchers.

EQUS–FLEET Idea Factory 2022

The Idea Factory is an annual event run by EQUS and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET).  It is designed to provide training and networking opportunities to early career researchers.

EQUS–FLEET Idea Factory 2022

The Idea Factory is an annual event run by EQUS and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET).  It is designed to provide training and networking opportunities to early career researchers.

2022 EQUS Python Workshop

The Python Workshop is an event designed to introduce Python programming to researchers working in quantum science and quantum computing.

2022 EQUS Python Workshop

The Python Workshop is an event designed to introduce Python programming to researchers working in quantum science and quantum computing.

EQUS Quantum Art Competition 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit your quantum art for a chance to win a share of $5,000!

Explore UWA Day

Come and visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip stall at Explore UWA Day!

Pub trivia: Quairading

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Quairading for an evening of pub trivia, with a twist of science!

Public lecture: Adelaide

Unravel the mysteries of dark matter with Dr Irene Bolognino as part of the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip.

Demo/workshop: Adelaide

Drop in to visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Adelaide.

Pub trivia: Clare

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Clare for an evening of pub trivia, with a twist of science!

Pub trivia: Bendigo

Join the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Bendigo for an evening of pub trivia, with a twist of science!

Demo/workshop: Tharwa

Drop in to visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Tharwa.

Demo/workshop: Sydney

Drop in to visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Sydney.

Public lecture: Sydney

Unravel the mysteries of dark matter with Professor Céline Boehm as part of the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip.

STELR Shape Your Future webinar: Dr Fabio Costa

Hear from quantum technologist Dr Fabio Costa about his journey to working in quantum systems.

Demo/workshop: Byron Bay

Drop in to visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Byron Bay.

Demo/workshop: Gatton

Drop in to visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip in Gatton.

National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip

In 2022, we're taking quantum and dark matter national!

National Science Quiz 2022

Join us in-person or online for a fantastic night of science and fun with the National Science Quiz!

UQ St Lucia Open Day

Come and visit the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip stall in the Science Precinct at the UQ St Lucia Open Day!

inSTEM

A networking and career development conference for people from marginalised or underrepresented groups in STEM

Picture a Scientist national screening and panel

Join a free public screening of Picture a Scientist followed by a panel discussion on how to make science more diverse, equitable and open to all.

Pint of Science: Zhonghua Ma

Void COVID?  Healthy economy?  Quantum!

Pint of Science: Carolyn Wood

Small to big: the limits of quantum physics

1K Qubits Flagship Event

Location: Coogee Bay Hotel, 253 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee, NSW 2034. 

Further details to come

Quantum Theory Workshop

Location: Coogee Bay Hotel, 253 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee, NSW 2034. 

Further details to come.

EQUS Annual Workshop 2021

The 2021 EQUS Annual Workshop will be held in Noosa, Coogee and Busselton!

EQUS–FLEET Idea Factory 2021

The 2021 Idea Factory will provide early-career researchers at EQUS and FLEET with the knowledge and skills required to pitch their research and get funded.

EQUS Python Workshop 2021

The Python Workshop is designed to introduce Python programming to EQUS researchers working in quantum science and quantum computing.

BrisScience: Dr Fabio Costa

Quantum quirks in time and causality

Exciton Science R U OK? Day Webinar

R U OK? Day: Important conversations and positive approaches to mental health

Quantum Hackathon 2021

Join our Quantum Hackathon and explore how quantum technologies can unlock solutions in your field. 

QDM Road Trip: Quantum Shots

Quantum Shots at the Bar: Quantum Technologies and the Mysteries of Dark Matter

Quantum Shorts screening and Q&A

Join EQUS and SQA for an online screening of the 10 finalists in the Quantum Shorts film competition and Q&A panel.

QDM Road Trip: STEM Community Fair

Newton Moore Senior High School STEM Community Fair

QDM Road Trip: Public Lecture

Public Lecture: 'It's about Time' with Professor Michael Tobar

The Quantum and Dark Matter Road Trip

EQUS members are hitting the road to visit schools and communities across southwest Western Australia.

EQUS Quantum Art Competition 2021

Get out your Planck canvasses, and submit your quantum art for a chance to win $500!

Physics meets film: Quantum Shorts screening and Q&A (Brisbane)

Join us for an in-person (in Brisbane), FREE screening of the 10 finalists in the Quantum Shorts film competition and a Q&A with quantum physicists.

Quantum Shorts 2020/2021 Finalists Screening (Perth)

Join us for an in-person (in Perth), FREE screening of the 10 finalists in the Quantum Shorts film competition.

The Spin-out Journey

Hear from people with first-hand experience about the journey from university quantum lab to tech start-up.

Quantum Shorts Conversations Part II

Join EQUS Chief Investigator Sally Shrapnel and other panelists for a conversion about quantum physics, filmmaking and everything in between.

EQUS Annual Workshop 2020

This year's workshop will run as a hybrid in-person and virtual event.

The researchers’ rendition of the famous Mona Lisa, approximately 100 microns wide

EQUS Quantum Art Competition 2020

Get out your Planck canvasses, and submit your quantum art for a chance to win $400!

AIP/EQUS webinar: Building Quantum Machines in Australia

Join us and the Australian Institute of Physics for an introduction to EQUS and an overview of Australian quantum by EQUS Director Andrew White.

Competion: Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction

Submissions for this years Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction competition are now open! 

Annual Workshop 2019

The EQUS Annual Workshop will run in Wollongong NSW in December 2019 

EQUS Summer School

The EQUS Summer School is an annual event that brings PhD and Masters students from all EQUS nodes together for professional development and to learn about cutting-edge quantum science research.

In the lab at EQuS

Competition: Quantum Games

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems invites you to develop a quantum-themed computer-game, where quantum effects can be used to good effect.

Idea Factory 2018

Idea Factory 2019

The Idea Factory is a joint initiative between EQUS and FLEET that aims to bring young researchers together.

Anne-Marie Bouchard - Atoms searching for immateriality

Quantum Shorts Film Screening (Brisbane)

Join EQUS for a screening of the shortlisted films at the Elizabeth Picture Cinema and ask a panel of quantum experts questions about the science

Atoms searching Quantum Shorts 2019

Quantum Shorts Film Screening (Sydney)

FREE quantum-inspired short film screening at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub on April 16

EQUS Q&A 2019

The EQUS Q&A series at the University of Queensland showcases current research in quantum physics taking place in our Centre. 

Quantum Theory Workshop at Coogee

Sydney Quantum Information Theory Workshop

This will be a small, focussed workshop bringing together leading and up-and-coming international and Australian researchers and research students in quantum information theory.

EQUS Python

__equs__.Python workshop

A Python Workshop for researchers and students. Open to non-EQUS members

Annual Workshop 2018

The EQUS Annual Workshop will run in Perth, Western Australia in December 2018 to align with the AIP Congress

Optomechanics Incubator 2018

Bringing together the Australian Optomechanics community. 

Milburnfest - Quantum Gates, Jumps, and Machines

Quantum - GJM

Quantum-GJM is a celebration of the scientific career of EQUS founding Director Professor Gerard Milburn on his 60th birthday. 

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

EQUS students in the lab. Photo by Patrick Self

EQUS Spring School

Annual event that brings PhD and Masters students from all EQUS nodes together to learn about cutting-edge quantum research

Quantum Technologies for Axion Dark Matter Detection Incubator

This two day research incubator will focus on the problem of axion dark matter detection. The format will be a series of presentations covering a broad range of topics within the field, combined with time for detailed Q&A, and collaborative group discussions

Island Physics 2018

The third in the triennial Island Physics series, this workshop will bring together participants from academia and industry to advance quantum technologies in Australia. 

Idea Factory 2018

Idea Factory 2018

The Idea Factory is a joint initiative between EQUS and FLEET that aims to bring young researchers together.

EQUS UQ Q&A 2018

The EQUS Q&A series at the University of Queensland showcases current research in quantum physics taking place in our Centre.

Coogee '18

This will be a small, focussed workshop bringing together leading and up-and-coming international and Australian researchers and research students in quantum information theory. 

Workshop 2016

EQuS Annual Workshop 2017

The EQuS Annual Workshop will run in New South Wales, Australia between Monday, September 25 and Wednesday, September 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. 

In the lab at EQuS

Competition: Quantum Games

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems invites you to develop a quantum-themed computer-game, where quantum effects can be used to good effect.

This Sounds Like Science

With the help of an electric guitar, David Reilly, Professor of Quantum Physics at the University of Sydney, will demonstrate some of the connections between musical concepts and our most successful theory of reality, including the processing of quantum information that may form the basis of powerful future computers.

Winter School 2017

The EQuS Winter School provides graduate students with an understanding of quantum physics and the interdisciplinary nature of the research being undertaken by EQuS.

Centres of Excellence Professional Development workshop

Date: Monday, May 15

Start time: 9.00am (coffee and tea served)

Location: Ship Inn, Southbank, Brisbane

Program and additional details coming soon!

Quantum Shorts screening

Quantum Shorts screening

Join us during the World Science Festival Brisbane to watch the shortlist from Quantum Shorts, an international film festival that has attracted entries from across the world. The screening will be followed by a panel with three panellists who will answer your film-inspired questions.

Idea Factory 2017

EQuS Idea Factory is an initiative that aims to bring young researchers from all the different EQuS nodes together. The focus is on collaboration and research communication.

EQuS UQ Q&A 2017

The EQuS Q&A series at the University of Queensland showcases current research in quantum physics taking place in our Centre.

Coogee attendees 2016

Sydney Quantum Information Theory Workshop

A small, focussed workshop bringing together leading and up-and-coming international and Australian researchers and research students in quantum information theory. 

Optomechanics Incubator 2016

Bringing together the Australian Optomechanics community. 

EQuS Workshop 2016

EQuS will be holding its sixth Annual Workshop from December 9 to December 11.

The Big Bell Test (online event)

In 1964, physicist John Bell proposed a test that could discriminate between Einstein’s hidden variables and the spooky interpretation of quantum mechanics: The Bell Test. A team at the Institute of Optics in France carried out the first Bell test in 1981.

EQuS Workshop on Python for Quantum Information Science

A two day workshop to introduce you to Python for scientific computing. 

EQuS Workshop on Python for Quantum Information Science

A two day workshop to introduce you to Python for scientific computing. 

Winter School 2016

The EQuS Winter School provides graduate students with an understanding of quantum physics and the interdisciplinary nature of the research being undertaken by EQuS.

EQuS UQ Q&A

The EQuS Q&A series at the University of Queensland showcases current research in quantum physics taking place in our Centre.

EQuS Idea Factory 2016 Poster Small

Idea Factory 2016

EQuS Young Researcher Idea Factory is an initiative that aims to bring young researchers from all the different EQuS nodes together. The focus is on collaboration and research communication.

Quantum technology for the 21st century

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS, Professor Ian Walmsley FRS, Professor Gerard Milburn, Dr Jonathan Pritchard, Dr Stephen Till.

EQuS Incubator: Australian Workshop on the Angular Momentum of Light

From ultra-fast internet to medical applications, manufacturing to personal computers, the photonics technologies based on the control of light have profoundly transformed our society. We have been able to tame most of the properties of light to our benefit: the colour, power, the duration of pulses. Only recently we have found that one property, the optical angular momentum can help us to give an extra boost to the photonics technologies.

Science communication workshop

A three hour session for early career researchers and PhD students.

When: March 9, 2pm to 5pm (with fifteen minute break)

Where: R201, Michie Building (#9), University of Queensland, St Lucia

EQuS Workshop 2015

EQuS will be holding its fifth Annual Workshop from Wednesday, 9 December to Friday, 11 December at RACV Royal Pines.

Lasers

Winter School 2015

The EQuS Winter School provided graduate students with an understanding of quantum physics and the interdisciplinary nature of the research being undertaken by EQuS.

Professional Development June 2015

This EQuS Professional Development Day for PhD students and Early-Career Researchers (ECR) aimed to equip attendees with practical skills that will help advance their career. 

Last updated 17 March 2022
Last reviewed 10 June 2021

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.