Can you write about quantum physics in just three lines? To celebrate Quantum Shorts, EQuS is challenging students and adults around the world to describe the wonder of quantum physics in 17 syllables through haiku. The prize is a one-year digital subscription to the Scientific American.
After making it through two selection rounds, EQuS postdoctoral research fellow Dr Carlo Bradac was successful in his application and will now be attending the Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore, January 2016.
EQuS researchers from the University of Sydney have devised a way to use diamonds to identify cancerous tumours before they become life threatening. Their findings, published in Nature Communications, reveal how a nanoscale, synthetic version of the precious gem can light up early-stage cancers in non-toxic, non-invasive MRI scans.
Singapore’s Centre for Quantum Technology (CQT), with support from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), has today launched “Quantum Shorts”, a quantum-themed ‘flash fiction’ competition that asks aspiring writers for short stories of fewer than 1000 words inspired by quantum physics.
By harnessing complex scattering light from objects on the scale of small cells, a new study from the School of Mathematics and Physics, the University of Queensland (SMP) has found a way to expand the application of optical tweezers.
For particular applications, quantum computers could be more powerful than any machine using current technology. But functioning quantum computers may still be a decade away. Associate Professor Michael Biercuk, a physicist at the University of Sydney, is bringing some of those quantum benefits forward.