What is it? And why we need to know?
Presented by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) Victorian Division and the Parliamentary Library and Information Service, Department of Parliamentary Services
Without quantum physics, there would be no internet, computers, or magnetic resonance imaging. Now, scientists and engineers can unlock unprecedented capabilities to isolate, control and sense individual quantum particles (such as electrons and photons) like never before.
Commercialising these technologies will create a new high growth industry with the potential to create economic growth and jobs across a range of sectors. Thus far, there are three main types of quantum technologies: quantum sensing and imaging, communications, and computing. Each category has different characteristics, capabilities, scopes of application and readiness. Realising these opportunities will require sustained effort from all stakeholders to grow Australia’s quantum technology industry. Australia must consider how it can:
- focus and coordinate its quantum industry development efforts;
- build its quantum workforce and infrastructure capability;
- support productive collaboration with local and international partners;
- enhance the readiness of governments, society, and end-users for next generation quantum technologies.
Professor Hugh Bradlow FTSE
Professor Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg FAA
Professor Elanor Huntington FTSE
Dr Sue Barrell AO FTSE