On behalf of all researchers and partners of CQC2T, we congratulate Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons, who was tonight named 2018 Australian of the Year in recognition of her pioneering research and inspiring leadership in quantum computing.
Professor Simmons, who is a UNSW Professor of Physics and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology based at UNSW, was awarded the honour by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.
Chair of the Centre Advisory Committee, Peter Yates AM said “Michelle’s achievements and those of her team are hugely exciting for the recognition of science in Australia. Her leadership of the Centre and her field is an inspiration to us all”.
As Centre Director she leads a team of more than 200 researchers at eight Australian universities who are developing a suite of technologies for quantum computing, information storage and communications.
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