Explore, explain and exploit the quantum world

We aim to understand and control quantum systems, and use this to develop important new applications such as the quantum internet and laser-accelerated particle therapy.

Research groups

At CQD, we have six research groups: five distinct laboratories plus a large theory group.


Our partnerships help create world-class innovation

Research Supervision

Students who meet the research candidate entry requirements are invited to contact Centre staff to discuss supervision for their degree. Please attach your academic transcript and CV to your initial email.

Research degrees

Our collaborative, innovative and dynamic research environment makes it the ideal learning platform for research candidates and honours students. Studying with us, you’ll gain access to our state-of-the-art facilities and have the opportunity to work alongside some of Australia’s leading research scientists.

Latest news

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October 10, 2017

Quantum light makes better measurements

Scientists at Griffith University have made a breakthrough in measurement precision, achieving a result that has been a major goal of the scientific community for the last 30 years. Published in Nature Photonics, researchers from Griffith University’s Centre of Quantum Dynamics have demonstrated tha...

June 19, 2017

Electron caught in the act

Australia’s fastest camera has revealed the time it takes for molecules to break apart. The experimental research, conducted by Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, aims to help in the design of new molecules for materials science or drug discovery. The Centre is the only place in the ...

February 03, 2017

Quantum RAM: modelling the big questions with the very small

When it comes to studying transportation systems, stock markets and the weather, quantum mechanics is probably the last thing to come to mind. However, scientists at Australia’s Griffith University and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have just performed a ‘proof of principle’ experiment...

November 28, 2016

Griffith takes on the BIG Bell Test: quantum physics entangled with human randomness

Griffith University is part of a worldwide scientific experiment that will test the laws of quantum physics – and you’re invited! Tomorrow (November 30) the ‘BIG Bell Test: worldwide quantum experiments powered by human randomness’ aims to conduct a series of quantum experiments in labs around the w...

November 27, 2016

Griffith enhances gender equity in STEMM as Athena SWAN member

Griffith University is championing gender equality in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM), ensuring women are best positioned to reach their full potential. Today Griffith officially launches its participation in the accreditation process to qualify for an Athena SWAN Bronze...

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