Quantum science includes atomic, molecular and optical physics as well as quantum computation and communication. 

The first quantum revolution of the 1950s led to many technologies that have become ubiquitous in the 21st century, including consumer electronics, computing, sensing, medical imaging and the GPS.

International leader

Physics at UQ is an international leader of the second quantum revolution, based on the understanding, control and engineering of quantum many-body systems.

The most recent Excellence in Research Australia assessment gave quantum physics at UQ the maximum rating of "5: well above world standard".

A number of our staff are ARC research fellows, while many others belong to well-funded research groups in theoretical and experimental quantum science.

We are the lead institution for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems and host a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

Related research groups

Related research areas and groups include:

Available projects

See our quantum science projects.



Adjunct and honorary