Quantum RAM: modelling the big questions with the very small

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When it comes to studying transportation systems, stock markets and the weather, quantum mechanics is probably the last thing to come to mind. However, scientists at Australia’s Griffith University and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have just performed a ‘proof of principle’ experiment showing that when it comes to simulating such complex processes in the macroscopic […]

Professor Howard Wiseman in The Optical Society 2017 Fellows Class

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The director of Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics has been elected in the newest class of Optical Society (OSA) Fellows.    Professor Howard Wiseman is among 96 OSA members, representing 19 different countries, who have been been elected this year among 177 nominations reviewed. Fellows are selected based on several factors, including specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, a record […]

The universe really is weird: a landmark quantum experiment has finally proved it so

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The following article by Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Mechanics, first appeared in The Conversation Only last year the world of physics celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bell’s theorem, a mathematical proof that certain predictions of quantum mechanics are incompatible with local causality. Local causality is a very natural scientific […]

Workshop has quantum theory under control

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Mind-numbing to some, mind-blowing to others, quantum theory is needed to explain how the universe works at the scale of atoms and smaller. Delivered at these scales, however, new technologies such as teleportation and ultrafast computing have a major hurdle to overcome: the infamous “quantum leap”. In fact, scientists say that just looking at a […]