From gravitational waves to mobile phones: 50 years of physics
To celebrate 50 years of the July Lectures in Physics at the University of Melbourne, we look back at four physics discoveries that have changed our world.
Quantum leap in computer simulation
University of Melbourne physicists have successfully simulated a quantum computer faster than any real prototype in a key step to help us become quantum-ready.
Quantum boost for medical imaging
University of Melbourne quantum physicists demonstrate a new technique to potentially 'light up' our molecular insides to produce more powerful MRI scans.
A brief history of Hawking’s scientific legacy
Stephen Hawking left a legacy to science; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what he left behind, from gravitational waves to imaginary time.
Spinning diamonds for quantum precision
University of Melbourne physicists have discovered a way to protect highly sensitive quantum sensors from external magnetic fields by spinning diamonds.
Photon teleportation: Less ‘beam me up’, more 007
China's recent 'teleportation' of a photon between Earth and a satellite may have applications in quantum computing, says a University of Melbourne physicist.
A big discovery in a tiny package
Researchers have developed a way to radically miniaturise a MRI machine, using atomic-scale quantum computer technology, with potential for new drug treatments