Quantum technologies… Welcome to the future of everything

Quantum Technologies

Want to work with era-defining, emerging technology? From chemistry to communications, quantum technologies are set to change the world.

Computers that solve certain problems 150 million times faster than current technology are just a hint of what quantum technologies are working towards.

Peter Turner, CEO of Sydney Quantum Academy
Peter Turner, CEO of Sydney Quantum Academy.

And the potential is huge for future job creation too. Quantum technologies are any tech that harnesses the principles of quantum physics. So when you think quantum jobs you probably think of physicists – but Peter Turner, CEO of Sydney Quantum Academy (a physicist himself), says the term ‘quantum engineer’ is gaining traction and popularity.

Potential quantum applications include improving health outcomes with new treatments, building sensors that track changes in the marine environment and supersensitive imaging systems.

“The world of quantum physics is changing our understanding of what’s possible and could fundamentally improve all technology, from sensing, through communications, to computing,” says Peter.

The Sydney Quantum Academy is a NSW Government-backed partnership between Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and UTS, tasked with supercharging the quantum technology sector. Check out sydneyquantum.org

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This article is brought to you in partnership with the Sydney Quantum Academy and originally appears in Careers with STEM: Technology 2021.

Gemma Chilton

Author: Gemma Chilton

Gemma is the Managing Editor of Careers with STEM magazine. She has previously worked as Digital Managing Editor at Australian Geographic and a staff writer at Cosmos science magazine.

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