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 Paul Fisher, runner-up in the Griffith University 3-Minute Thesis Competition, held on 13 September, 2018. Paul's presentation was called Internet Over the Rainbow. Paul is a member of the Integrated Quantum Technologies Group within the Centre.

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Scholarship opportunities

Available for students commencing in February and April 2019. Applications open until 2 October 2019.

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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