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.

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.

Latest news

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May 14, 2018

Sip while you slip into the world of science

Some of Griffith University’s biggest names in science will trade the lab for the pub when fun and informative evening sessions kick off at pubs around the country in May. From May 14-16, the Pint Of Science festival will give Gold Coasters the opportunity to sit at the cutting edge of science with ...

January 16, 2018

Bright sparks: How Griffith researchers are using light to build a better supercomputer

Griffith University researchers are building the next wave of supercomputers. Work published in Light: Science and Applications shows a new technique for a quick and reliable characterisation of integrated quantum chips that encode information using light instead of electrical current. In collaborat...

January 05, 2018

Quantum “spooky action at a distance” becoming practical

Scientists from Griffith University have overcome a major challenge in applying a strange quantum effect to real applications.

October 10, 2017

Quantum light makes better measurements

Scientists at Griffith University have made a breakthrough in measurement precision, achieving a result that has been a major goal of the scientific community for the last 30 years. Published in Nature Photonics, researchers from Griffith University’s Centre of Quantum Dynamics have demonstrated tha...

June 19, 2017

Electron caught in the act

Australia’s fastest camera has revealed the time it takes for molecules to break apart. The experimental research, conducted by Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, aims to help in the design of new molecules for materials science or drug discovery. The Centre is the only place in the ...

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