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Quantum computing

by Simon Black on 2019-07-23T10:29:00+10:00 in Science | Comments

A quantum leap in computing.

Australian physicists have achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing, bringing the world closer to technology that could revolutionise industries such as finance and medicine by enabling significantly faster computation.

Source: IBM. (2015). Infographic: A Quantum Leap in Computing. [Image]. Retrieved from

An Australian research team led by the renowned quantum physicist Professor Michelle Simmons has announced a major breakthrough in quantum computing, which researchers hope could lead to much greater computing power within a decade.

Professor Michelle Simmons and team at UNSW Sydney:

From left to right: Professor Michelle Simmons, Dr. Sam Gorman, Postdoc Research Associate, Dr. Yu He, Postdoc Research Associate, Ludwik Kranz, PhD student, Dr. Joris Keizer, Senior Research Fellow, Daniel Keith, PhD student. (UNSW, 2019)

Defining Quantum Computing:

Source: UNSW. (2010). Defining Quantum Computing. [Video]. Retrieved from

Fastest Silicon Spin Two-qubit Gate:

The team of physicists at UNSW Sydney have built a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer. The research is a milestone result of a vision first outlined by scientists 20 years ago.

Source: UNSW. (2019). Fastest Silicon Spin Two-qubit Gate. [Video]. Retrieved from

Explore these books in the Kerferd Library collection:
Baby Loves Quantum Physics! by Ruth Spiro; Irene Chan
Call Number: S
ISBN: 9781580897693
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Cover Art Hello Ruby : the great journey inside the computer by Linda Liukas
Call Number: 004. 16 LIU
ISBN: 9780143309147
Publication Date: 2017

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