Quantum Experience

Congratulations to three of our Year 11 students, Sarra Mourad, Veronica Wenn and Maria Roussou who have been accepted into UNSW Quantum Experience program.

The world-leading Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (cqc2t.org), based at UNSW, is hosting a five-day experience program for female high school students with a demonstrated interest in quantum computing, physics or mathematics. The program will include an introduction to quantum computing, and students will be paired with postdoctoral and student researchers as they develop and measure the world’s smallest computational devices – contained inside a single atom – here at UNSW.

Participants will learn alongside women who are at various stages of their academic career, from Honours and PhD level to postdoctoral research fellows. The students will also meet Professor Michelle Simmons former NSW Scientist of the Year, winner of the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, and 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO Asia-Pacific Women in Science Laureate. At the conclusion of the program, participants will prepare a short presentation (1–3 minutes) with support from the CQC2T communications officer, and will present to a group of the Centre researchers on a topic of their choice related to the experimental and theoretical concepts introduced during the program.

This is a great opportunity for the girls and we look forward to hearing of their experience after the holidays.

This video gives an insight into the world of quantum computing.