A gathering of top international scientists underway on the Gold Coast has heard that just as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other familiar technologies have come from fundamental research in quantum physics, the future of innovation will be determined by Australian advances in quantum engineering.
EQuS Chief Investigator Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop has been nominated to the ARC College of Experts (Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences panel) along with Professor Ole Warnaar from the School of Mathematics and Physics, the University of Queensland (SMP) (Engineering, Mathematics and
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.