Georgina Carson

PhD Candidate
Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW

Sydney, NSW

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PhD Candidate in quantum computing at UNSW, supervised by Professor Michelle Simmons. BPhil with honours in Physics, Mathematics and Statistics from UWA.

I am a research student at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T), developing donor electron spin qubits in silicon. At CQC2T, we place phosphorus atoms in silicon with atomic precision, and independently control the spins of donor atoms. CQC2T has positioned Australia as a world leader in the exciting developing field of quantum computing.

My work is focused on the development of multi-qubit devices capable of demonstrating small-scale quantum algorithms. This project involves scanning-tunnelling microscopy, nanoelectronics fabrication, helium dilution refrigeration, and measurement at cryogenic temperatures. My quantum devices provide the first step in scaling up towards full-scale donor spin quantum computing.

I was named a UNSW Women in Maths & Science Champion in 2018, and am keen to promote the role of women in science. I am passionate about science communication and education, promoting scientific literacy in the community, and collaborating across a variety of scientific disciplines. 

Georgina identifies as lgbtqia+ and neurodiverse.