ACT Scientist of the Year Dr Rose Ahlefeldt at work in the lab. Photo by Lannon Harley.

ACT Scientist of the Year Dr Rose Ahlefeldt at work in the lab. Photo by Lannon Harley.

The next leap forward

Profile: Dr Rose Ahlefeldt

ACT Scientist of the Year Dr Rose Ahlefeldt, B Phil (Hons) ’08, PhD ’13, is working with crystals that may one day be used to store quantum information in the next generation of computers. Will Wright reports.

Quantum computers are anticipated to be the next big leap in computing technology and they will solve certain problems much faster than today’s machines.