Inside UNSW's quantum computing laboratory

CQC2T is leading a global race to build a silicon-based quantum computer

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In an unremarkable looking building on UNSW’s Sydney campus something incredible is taking place. Within its walls, researchers are in a race to develop the world’s first quantum computer. It is a place of extremes: Temperatures as cold as space, vacuums of immense pressure and results that can be measured by the atom. Take a look inside the labs of CQC2T - the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. The research has drawn interest — and investment — from the Commonwealth Bank and Telstra.

Words: George Nott. Images: Joshua Lundberg.

Pictured: UNSW Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, director of CQC2T

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