The Centre for Quantum Dynamics undertakes experimental and theoretical studies of the dynamics of quantum systems. These are systems composed of microscopic particles such as photons, electrons, and atoms, the behaviour of which is governed by quantum mechanics, and is very different from the familiar behaviour of macroscopic systems.
The Centre aims to understand dynamics better, to develop new ways of controlling it, and to apply it in future technologies such as the quantum internet and laser-accelerated particle therapy.
The research areas of the Centre include attosecond science, atomic and molecular dynamics in ultrafast fields, atom optics, quantum optics, quantum information and computation, integrated quantum photonics, and fundamental quantum mechanics.
A major theme of the Centre is to promote the cross fertilisation of ideas between the theoretical and experimental physicists involved. The work of the Centre focuses on the pursuit of leading edge research and provides an exciting environment for the training of research higher degree, honours and capable undergraduate students.
Centre Director Professor Howard Wiseman talks about the Centre, in a Griffith University YouTube video.
Quantum Dynamics across the globe
There is also a Center for Quantum Dynamics in Heidelberg, Germany. We share many of the same research interests and CQD at Griffith is proud to promote our sister Centre.
Scholarship round CLOSED
Higher degree scholarship applications closed on 29 April 2013. The next round will open around the end of July/early August 2013 and close in September/October 2013. Please read about student opportunities in the Centre for information on applying.
Ph.D. student Morgan Weston and colleagues from the Centre have published “Experimental Test of Universal Complementarity Relations” in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters (110, 220402, 2013, M.M. Weston et al). This paper has been featured by Phys.org - More precision from less predictability: A new quantum trade off