(DigitalJournal) Sydney, Australia is constructing Quantum Harbour City for advanced computing. The new collaboration between two universities — UNSW and the University of Sydney – has been announced and will lead the effort. The aim is to build quantum computers in silicon and for developing a new focused research hub in the Australian city.
Different research teams are working together to make Sydney a leading research hub for quantum computing. This is being championed by Professor Andrew Dzurak, who is the Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (University of New South Wales) and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.
In a statement, Professor Reilly notes that the research is being conducted in parallel with the commercialisation of the technology: “I have a position with Microsoft and Andrew leads a project with Silicon Quantum Computing company. By working together, we are showing strong academic collaboration alongside an emerging quantum economy”.