Fenner Lecture 2019: Michelle Simmons

Every year I host a free public lecture to showcase some of the ground-breaking work being done by brilliant Australian minds. This year, I’m delighted that the lecture will be given by Professor Michelle Simmons, quantum pioneer and Australian of the Year in 2018.

Don’t be intimidated by the fact that Michelle is launching Australia into the global ‘Space Race of the Computing Era’, or that her and her team developed the world’s first transistor made from a single atom, and the world’s thinnest wire.

Professor Simmons is one of the youngest scientists ever elected to the Australia Academy of Science, for her outstanding contributions in her field.

To Michelle, quantum physics is just about changing Australians’ lives for the better. It’s about pushing boundaries, taking the most challenging route possible and striving for the best outcomes. Now, she is working on building a quantum computer capable of solving problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years. Such a quantum computer could revolutionise approaches to weather forecast, stock markets, self-driving cars, traffic flows and drug development.

Please join us in this wonderful opportunity to discover how quantum computing will change your life, with a pioneer in the field. 

Feel free to distribute to your networks and reserve your seats early. My office can assist with working through any logistical issues you may have if you would like to organise a group to come along.

WHEN
October 29, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Boiler House Theatre, University of Canberra
Wilpena Street
Bruce, ACT 2617
Australia
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CONTACT
Olivia Kerr ·

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