EQUS researchers Dr Jacq Romero, Dr Liz Bridge and Jemy Geordy star in this week’s episode of Q&ARC—a new video series taking you backstage at Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence.
Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence empower researchers and scientists to make progress in fields that will equip Australia and the rest of the world with the capacity to overcome key challenges facing humanity and the planet in the twenty-first century and beyond.
Q&ARC provides a chance to get to know some of the people behind the research. You’ll meet researchers from universities and institutions across Australia, working to answer questions in fields ranging from biodiversity and climate extremes to renewable energy and quantum computing. You’ll find out what motivates them and how they work together to make a big impact on the global stage.
In episode 3, Jacq, Liz and Jemy talk about how quantum has become a marketing tool, which scientists from the past they'd like to meet, and how EQUS is harnessing the quantum world for practical applications.
Use #QandARC on social media or visit the YouTube playlist to follow the series. The participating Centres are:
Exciton Science: Researching better ways to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.
Translational Photosynthesis: Improve the biological process of photosynthesis in the crop plants that humans depend on for food, such as wheat, rice and sorghum. By improving photosynthesis, the Centre aims to increase crop yield and contribute to ensure world food security.
Engineered Quantum Systems: Building quantum machines that harness the quantum world for practical applications, working with industry to translate these discoveries, and training a new generation of scientists in cutting-edge research, innovation and entrepreneurialism.
Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers: Create world-class research at the frontiers of the mathematical sciences and translate this research into new insights that benefit society.
Australian Biodiversity and Heritage: Undertaking research with communities on Country that will help to tell the story of Australia’s deep past, inform the future and transform research culture.
Climate Extremes: Improving our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems. The improved predictions of climate extremes will help Australia cope with extremes now and in the future.
Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies: Developing a new generation of ultra-low energy electronics based on novel, quantum materials and systems in which electrical current can flow with near-zero resistance.
Plant Energy Biology: Focused on better understanding the ways plants capture, convert and use energy in response to environmental change, with a view towards improved plant energy efficiency.
Quantum Computation and Communication Technology: Delivering world-leading quantum research to develop full-scale quantum systems – spearheading fundamental advances in optical and silicon quantum computing platforms and the development of secure quantum networks, with a mission to build a global quantum internet.