Explore, explain and exploit the quantum world

We aim to understand and control quantum systems, and use this to develop important new applications such as the quantum internet and laser-accelerated particle therapy.


Congratulations to CQD students and research staff for three Nature Physics publications in 2020.

'The Heisenberg limit for laser coherence' published on 26 October 2020.

'A strong no-go theorem on the Wigner's friend paradox' published on 17 August 2020.

'Implementation of a canonical phase measurement with quantum feedback' published on 20 July 2020.

Research groups

At CQD, we have six research groups: five distinct laboratories plus a large theory group.


Our partnerships help create world-class innovation

Research Supervision

Students who meet the research candidate entry requirements are invited to contact Centre staff to discuss supervision for their degree. Please attach your academic transcript and CV to your initial email.

Research degrees

Our collaborative, innovative and dynamic research environment makes it the ideal learning platform for research candidates and honours students. Studying with us, you’ll gain access to our state-of-the-art facilities and have the opportunity to work alongside some of Australia’s leading research scientists.

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