Scientific discoveries and new technologies are needed to ensure that the world’s 7.7 billion people have access to food and water, energy and information. This will require sustainable options for the use of natural resources and more efficient means to generate energy, as well as the development of materials that reduce the burden of waste. Computing must become faster and more efficient to deal with vast global data and communications.

UQ Science supports more than 140 physicists, mathematicians, chemists and geologists working in this research theme.

At the forefront of quantum, nano and theoretical sciences, our world-renowned researchers discover the basic principles of matter and energy and apply them to modern technologies.

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