The first facility built for nanoscience in Australia was launched at the University of Sydney in April. The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology is the most advanced facility for nanoscience in the region.
An international team of researchers has made a breakthrough in generating single photons – the single quanta of light particles – as carriers of quantum information in security systems. The findings are set to revolutionise cybersecurity, along with advancing quantum computing, which can search large databases exponentially faster. Work will be continued through the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, which launches at the University of Sydney in April 2016.
Physicists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems have devised a way to use diamonds to target tumours. The research was published in Nature Communications and led by Professor David Reilly.
An ambitious plan to make commercially viable, nanostructured, gel-based batteries to lead the renewable electricity revolution is closer to becoming a reality, with the multimillion-dollar investment by the UK’s major utility-scale solar energy company into a pioneering University of Sydney start-up.
An international consortium comprising European groups and Associate Professor Michael Biercuk's Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney has been awarded a multimillion-dollar grant from the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence for research in quantum technology.
Associate Professor Biercuk was recognised with the prestigious prize for contributions at the leading edge of quantum science research.