New, world-leading quantum network launched at the University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, December 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Australian Quantum Software Network (AQSN) aims to bring together vast expertise across the board Australia in research and development of quantum software and information theory.

professor Michael BremerDirector of UTS Center for Quantum Software and Informationcomments to Australia role in the quantum industry.

“Australian researchers have been at the forefront of building the theoretical and software foundations for quantum computing, and the AQSN aims to further accelerate this by establishing partnerships at home and abroad Australia an important part of the global quantum industry well into the future.”

The AQSN launches with more than 110 members across nine universities and two Australian quantum software startups, representing the world’s most extensive collection of quantum software and information theory expertise.

The AQSN has also teamed up with six initial partners to foster collaborations and partnerships between quantum hardware and software:

  • Google Quantum AI
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan
  • aalto university, Finland
  • Australian venture capital-backed quantum hardware companies Silicon Quantum Computing, Quantum Brilliance and Diraq Pty Ltd

AQSN members cover all aspects of quantum software and information theory research. This includes understanding the basic principles of quantum computation and communicating to create software tools. These tools include software to control quantum hardware and software to evaluate the utility of quantum computing to solve some of the world’s toughest computational problems.

professor Kae NemotoDepartment head at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and recent recipient of the French National Order of Merit for her work in the development of quantum technology, commented on the impact of the network.

“Many of the most important results in our field have been developed by Australian researchers, and the AQSN represents arguably the world’s finest collaboration of world-class quantum software and theoretical talent. I expect exceptional progress from this initiative.”

AQSN’s mission in the coming years is to foster the growth of software R&D talent and expertise within the company Australiaintegrated Australian innovation into the fast-growing global ecosystem.

The University of Technology Sydney is a leading technology university, ranked #1 in the rankings Australia for computer science and engineering, computer science. Learn more about the university’s global impact at discover.uts.edu.au.

SOURCE Sydney University of Technology

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