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.
EQuS chief investigator Ian McCulloch spoke with International Innovation in 2015. In the article, he discusses his background, current research projects and the integral role collboration plays in quantum physics.
Researchers have developed a way for superconducting quantum chips to talk to each other over large distances through an optical fibre, allowing quantum entanglement or teleportation – both key steps towards building a truly global quantum internet via a quantum repeater.