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.

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.

 

People

Academic

  • Dr Christopher Baker

    UQ Amplify Fellow
    Physics
  • Professor Warwick Bowen

    Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Dr Joel Corney

    Head of Physics & Deputy Head of School, Discipline Head
    School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Professor Matthew Davis

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Chair & Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Associate Professor Arkady Fedorov

    Associate Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Associate Professor Jacinda Ginges

    Associate Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Dr Andrew Groszek

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Professor Karen Kheruntsyan

    Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Dr Austin Lund

    Research Fellow
    QCCT
  • Dr Tyler Neely

    UQ Amplify Senior Lecturer
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Dr Marcelo Pereira de Almeida

    Research Fellow & Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Professor Ben Powell

    Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Professor Timothy Ralph

    Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Dr Matt Reeves

    ARC DECRA Research Fellow
    Physics
  • Dr Benjamin Roberts

    UQ Amplify Senior Lecturer
    Physics
  • Associate Professor Jacqui Romero

    Associate Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

    Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Associate Professor Sally Shrapnel

    Associate Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Professor Tom Stace

    Professor
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Professor Andrew White

    ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Centre Director of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Dr Angela White

    Deborah Jin Fellow
    School of Mathematics and Physics
  • Dr Lewis Williamson

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
  • Dr Carolyn Wood

    Deborah Jin Research Fellow
    School of Mathematics and Physics
    Affiliate of ARC COE for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems

Adjunct and honorary