Aussie STEM Stars: Michelle Simmons: Quantum computing scientist | Author: Nova Weetman

Aussie STEM Stars is an inspiring children's series that celebrates Australia's experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Growing up in London, Michelle?s interests frequently bumped up against expectations of girls which she pushed through, including her love of playing soccer and chess, and later, her passion for science and technology. Professor Simmons is well-known for creating the field of atomic electronics. Since 2000 she established the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology dedicated to the making of tiny atomic-scale devices in silicon and germanium. 

In 2018 Michelle became Australian of the Year and is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. She is passionate about encouraging girls to pursue a career in science and technology: ?Seeing women in leadership roles and competing internationally ? gives them the sense that anything is possible?.

19.8 x 12.9cm
176 pages


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