The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham announced today the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence scheme. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) has been awarded $31.9 million.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) Node Manager and chief investigator Professor Warwick Bowen said the one-tonne $500,000 dilution refrigerator allowed ultra-low temperature experiments in photonics, which is the science of light generation, detection and manipulation.
An international consortium comprising European groups and EQuS Chief Investigator Michael Biercuk's Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney has been awarded a multimillion-dollar grant from the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence for research in quantum technology.
A team of researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena have shown how noise can help transfer energy faster and more efficiently.
EQuS researcher Dr Ivan Kassal will receive funding to further his research in solar-energy harvesting using quantum effects following the announcement of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation’s inaugural Westpac Research Fellowships.