Welcome to CQC2T

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology is an international research effort to develop the science and technology of a global quantum computing information network, encompassing ultra-fast quantum computation, absolutely secure quantum communication and distributed quantum information processing.


The Centre was established in 2011 with extensive funds from the Australian Research Council, the US Army Research Office, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the Department of Defence, the New South Wales State Government and the participating Australian institutions: University of New South Wales, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, Griffith University, University of Queensland, UNSW Canberra and University of Sydney.


The Centre encompasses major research infrastructure, including extensive cryogenic facilites for low noise, high frequency spin control, semiconductor nanofabrication facilities, scanning probe microscope and crystal growth facilities, single ion implantation, extensive laser infrastructure and substantial theoretical support.

Quantum Computation & Communication Technology Explained

By Prof Howard Wiseman, Griffith University, Australia.
What is a quantum technology? Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that explains the behaviour of matter and energy at the atomic scale. Full Article

Physics: Bell’s theorem still reverberates

By Prof Howard Wiseman, Griffith University, Australia
Fifty years ago, John Bell made metaphysics testable, but quantum scientists still dispute the implications. Howard Wiseman proposes a way forward. Full article.

Prof Simmons awarded 2015 Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal

Professor Michelle Simmons (UNSW) has been awarded the Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal to recognise outstanding achievement by a scientist in Australia for research in mathematics or physics.

Prof Michelle Simmons has pioneered a radical new technology for creating atomic-scale devices producing the first ever electronic devices in silicon where individual atoms are placed with atomic precision and shown to dictate device behaviour.