World-leading experts across Australia are asking key questions every day about crucial and diverse subjects ranging from biodiversity and climate extremes to renewable energy and quantum computing.
Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence empower researchers and scientists to make important progress in fields that will equip Australia and the rest of the world with the capacity to overcome the significant challenges facing humanity and the planet in the 21st century and beyond.
But who are the people at the forefront of knowledge creation in these vital fields?
A new video series, Q&ARC, will go behind the scenes at leading universities and institutions, and offer a unique chance to get to know some of the brightest - and most curious - minds in the country.
You’ll learn what motivates them and how they work together to make a big impact on the global stage.
Check out the full schedule of participating Centres below and use the hashtag #QandARC to follow the series on social media, or visit the YouTube playlist at http://bit.ly/QandARC-playlist
Exciton Science: Researching better ways to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.
Australian Biodiversity and Heritage: Undertaking research with communities on Country that will help to tell the story of Australia’s deep past, inform the future and transform research culture.
Climate Extremes: Improving our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems. The improved predictions of climate extremes will help Australia cope with extremes now and in the future.
Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies: Developing a new generation of ultra-low energy electronics based on novel, quantum materials and systems in which electrical current can flow with near-zero resistance.
Engineered Quantum Systems: Building quantum machines that harness the quantum world for practical applications, working with industry to translate these discoveries, and training a new generation of scientists in cutting-edge research, innovation and entrepreneurialism.
Quantum Computation and Communication Technology: Delivering world-leading quantum research to develop full-scale quantum systems – spearheading fundamental advances in optical and silicon quantum computing platforms and the development of secure quantum networks, with a mission to build a global quantum internet.
Translational Photosynthesis: Improve the biological process of photosynthesis in the crop plants that humans depend on for food, such as wheat, rice and sorghum. By improving photosynthesis, the Centre aims to increase crop yield and contribute to ensure world food security.
Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers: Create world-class research at the frontiers of the mathematical sciences and translate this research into new insights that benefit society.
Plant Energy Biology: Focused on better understanding the ways plants capture, convert and use energy in response to environmental change, with a view towards improved plant energy efficiency.