This Centre aims to implement quantum processors able to run error corrected algorithms and transfer information across networks with absolute security. Australian researchers have established global leadership in quantum information, an innovative technology which could transform all industries dependent on computational power. This Centre has developed technologies for manipulating matter and light at the level of individual atoms and photons, with the highest fidelity, longest coherence time qubits in the solid state, the world’s longest-lived quantum memory, and the ability to run small-scale algorithms on photonic qubits. The new technology is expected to provide a strategic advantage in a world where information and information security are of paramount importance.

Funding: $33.7 million over 7 years

Centre Director: Professor Michelle Simmons

Administering Organisation: The University of New South Wales

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The Australian National University
  • RMIT University
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • The University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • National University of Singapore
  • Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
  • National Institute of Informatics
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Calgary, Canada
  • University of Paris 6, Pierre and Marie Curie
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • University of Kassel
  • University of Mainz, Germany
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • University of Sherbrooke
  • University of Virginia
  • IBM Corporation
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • Imec
  • Scienta Omicron
  • University of Otago, NZ
  • Zyvex
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
  • TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED
  • QUINTESSENCELABS PTY LTD
  • QUINTESSENCELABS PTY LTD
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation
ARC Centre of for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology

Please visit the ARC Centre of for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology website for further information.