About Project Q

Project Q investigates what a quantum future will look like when computers, communications systems and artificial intelligence are all enabled by quantum technology.

With technological breakthroughs gathering pace, the quantum age is nearly upon us. But as governments, corporations and universities invest billions of dollars into quantum innovation, questions about the reality of this quantum future remain unanswered.

Through ground-breaking multidisciplinary research, Project Q brings together physicists, philosophers and policymakers, military specialists, social scientists and international relations experts, to explore such questions as:

  • How will quantum technologies change the world?
  • What is the ‘quantum race’? Who is winning and who is losing?
  • How can the nuclear arms and space races help us understand the quantum race?
  • What are the risks of quantum technologies to global peace and security?

In a notoriously confusing field, where conspiracy theories abound, Project Q cuts through the complexity of quantum. With weekly news updates, blog posts and a multimedia library featuring interviews, lectures and panel discussions with world-leading quantum researchers, Project Q has all you need to know.

Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Project Q is an initiative of the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney.