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Quantum Control Theory


We address the challenge of creating efficient, error-resilient quantum control approaches for use in future quantum technologies.


Professor Michael J. Biercuk.

Research location

School of Physics

Program type



The Quantum Control Laboratory is a research group focused on the control and manipulation quantum coherent systems. Part of this research activity requires the development of new quantum control techniques via theoretical exploration. Our aim is to produce techniques which provide allow for the efficient measurement and control of quantum systems, enabling them to be deployed in useful applications. Area of investigation include open and closed-loop control, application of machine learning to quantum information systems, and the development of routines to characterize realistic quantum hardware. Students engaged in this project work closely with the trapped-ion experimental team, seeing concepts implemented in our own state-of-the-art quantum computing hardware.

Additional information

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

  • Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
  • Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
  • Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
  • Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
  • Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
  • Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
  • Hold a current scuba diving license;
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.).
You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your applicaion.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 1435

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