Research

Engineering the quantum future

Quantum technologies use the properties of quantum mechanics for practical applications. They already exist in our everyday lives, including in smart phones and cars, and in industrial applications in manufacturing, engineering and imaging. But current technologies capture only a small fraction of the potential of quantum physics.

New developments in research and engineering mean a new generation of technologies are being created. These technologies have potential uses in fields including health, telecommunications and finance, with benefits for business and society.

Possible new technologies include:

  • Quantum sensors that are cheaper, lighter and more sensitive than classical sensors
  • Quantum imaging systems that find gas leaks or see through smoke
  • Quantum communication technologies for ultra-secure data transfer and storage

Building quantum machines

A quantum machine is like a classical machine, except it’s based on the principles of quantum physics rather than classical physics.

EQUS research has three inter-related programs, which focus on different aspects of building quantum machines:

  • Creating the materials from which quantum machines may be built
  • Enabling quantum machines to interact with their environment
  • Designing and manipulating quantum machines with hundreds of individual components

 

Designer materials

In the Designer Quantum Materials research program, we’re harnessing quantum many-body physics and exquisite control of individual quantum systems to create the quantum materials from which new quantum machines may be built.

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Diagnostics and imaging

In the Quantum-Enabled Diagnostics and Imaging research program, we’re developing prototypes of the sensing and imaging components required for quantum machines to interact with their environments.

Engines and instruments

In the Designer Quantum Materials research program, we’re harnessing quantum many-body physics and exquisite control of individual quantum systems to create the quantum materials from which new quantum machines may be built.

Learn how we're creating quantum materials

 

1kQubit flagship

In the 1kQubit flagship research program, we’re developing the theoretical foundations for a useful, fault-tolerant quantum processor.

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Quantum clock flagship

In the Quantum Clock flagship research program, we’re developing the hardware, architecture and theoretical foundations for better clock technologies.

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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.