Image caption: Michelle Simmons and Bent Webber at the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.
Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, based at The University of New South Wales set to receive $5 million in funding from the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to help researchers in their quest to build a silicon-based quantum computer. The funds will assist the Centre to buy and maintain the necessary equipment, and conduct experiments for research and development. Scientia Professor and Laureate Fellow Michelle Simmons, leads the Centre and a team of more than 170 researchers in six affiliated universities working across both optical and silicon quantum computing and secure communications. “Australia is a powerhouse in quantum information research. Under the ARC Centre of Excellence scheme we have built a global leadership position in quantum computing and demonstrated our ability to engineer and control information on individual atoms and we are delighted to be working with Australia’s visionary bank,” Professor Simmons said. Mr David Whiteing, CBA Chief Information Officer said CBA are strong supporters of innovation in Australia and we are proud to support the Centre’s research efforts.

Media issued by University of New South Wales