Creating useful, scalable quantum computer technology is one of today’s greatest scientific goals. It could revolutionise how we look at some of the biggest issues facing the world, from climate change to medical research and a lot more.
Microsoft and the University of Sydney have just forged a new long-term partnership that will see Australia play an important role in the quantum computing field and emerging quantum economy – with the expansion of Station Q Sydney and its team (pictured above).
The agreement calls for state-of-the-art facilities; the establishment of specialised quantum equipment and tools; along with the recruitment of research engineers, hardware engineers, and other technical staff to partner with scientific talent from the university.
Under the agreement, Station Q Sydney will grow within the university’s Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory. Station Q Sydney joins other Microsoft-supported experimental research sites at Purdue University in the United States, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and Denmark’s University of Copenhagen.