The Australian Federal Government is committed to funding Centres of Excellence that employ the highest quality researchers, technical experts and students to examine issues of national priority in a collaborative manner.
The School of Physics UNSW is a partner in four Australian Centres of Excellence.
Each Centre of Excellence represents a successful collaboration between University, Industry, and Government Sectors.
The Australian Centre of Excellence Exciton (ACEx) Science brings together researchers and industry to discover new ways to source and use energy. The Centre’s international collaborative approach has enabled innovative scientific developments in the areas of solar energy conversion; energy-efficient lighting and displays; and security labelling.
The Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T) leads the world in the race to build a quantum computer in silicon and undertakes world-class research in optical quantum computing and quantum information technologies.
The Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) Centre of Excellence places Australia at the forefront of the new scientific fields of topological electronics, atomically thin materials, exciton condensates, and non-equilibrium phenomena. The Centre is building capacity in Australia for advanced electronics research.
The new Centre of Excellence in the area of Astrophysics (ASTRO 3D) is an international collaborative effort that aims to build a picture of the evolution of matter and the transition of energy in the Universe from shortly after the Big Bang until the present day.