• Think small

    Australia produces fantastic talent in quantum technology – to solve our biggest problems, we mus...

    It’s my sister’s fault that I ended up working in the area of AI and robotics. She is the managing director of Silico...

    Weekly October 1, 2021
  • Maths, encryption, and quantum computing

    As quantum computers get closer to reality, how will security keep up?

    Are you worried about someone listening into your calls, reading your emails, or watching your video chats? You’re...

    Computing August 18, 2021
  • Conversation

    Approaching zero

    Super-chilled mirrors edge towards the borders of gravity and quantum physics.

    By David Ernest McClelland, Robert Ward and Terry McRae The LIGO gravitational wave observatory in the United Stat...

    Core Sciences June 19, 2021
  • Listening to the atom group chat

    Scientists overhear the chatter of atoms exchanging quantum information.

    Dutch and German researchers have intercepted a “chat” between two atoms, which may have interesting implications for...

    Core Sciences May 28, 2021
  • Turbulence trouble

    Solving the last great problem of classical physics.

    “When I meet God,” physicist Werner Heisenberg allegedly once said, “I’m going to ask him two questions: why relativi...

    Core Sciences February 3, 2021
  • A new spin on atoms

    Strange things happen when they get really close.

    US researchers have developed a way to control and measure atoms that are so close together they are impossible to di...

    Core Sciences November 3, 2020
  • Pushing the laser limit

    Researchers offer a taste of what’s possible.

    Australian quantum researchers have shown it’s possible to vastly improve the coherence of lasers, overcoming a bound...

    Core Sciences October 27, 2020
  • Conversation

    Raising questions about physical reality

    Unveiling a new paradox in quantum mechanics.

    If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Perhaps not, some say. And if so...

    Core Sciences August 24, 2020
  • Where robotics meets quantum computing

    Researchers adapt techniques to overcome noise.

    Australian physicists say they have adapted techniques from autonomous vehicles and robotics to efficiently assess th...

    Core Sciences June 17, 2020
  • Entanglement and a quantum internet

    Researchers say they have found the ‘missing link’ for success.

    US physicists say they have found “the missing link” for a practical quantum internet and, as such, taken a big step ...

    Core Sciences March 24, 2020
  • Scientists crack 58-year-old quantum mystery

    Fluke find could revolutionise nuclear magnetic resonance.

    Curiosity-driven research can yield exciting discoveries. The latest is an accidental breakthrough by Australian engi...

    Core Sciences March 12, 2020
  • Analogue approach to quantum problems

    Quantum chemists may soon be using simulators to reach results.

    Although the field of quantum chemistry has been around since the 1960s, in practice it is often hampered by availabl...

    Physics October 10, 2019
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