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A major advance on the road to building super fast quantum computers will be announced by UNSW researchers at a news conference in Sydney to coincide with publication of their work in the global scientific journal, Nature.

The patented advance is considered a substantial step forward in the global race to make the first generation of quantum computers, and clears a crucial hurdle to making them a reality. 

“What we have is a game changer,” said team leader Andrew Dzurak, Scientia Professor and Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility at UNSW. 


What: Quantum Computing – major announcement When: 10am, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 Where: Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer Parkes Room, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney (corner of Castlereagh St & Martin Place)

Speaking at the news conference will be:

Prof Mark Hoffman, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UNSWProf Andrew Dzurak, Director, Australian National Fabrication Facility at UNSWDr Menno Veldhorst, Research Fellow, UNSWRosie Hicks, CEO, Australian National Fabrication Facility, UNSW