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CERN joins a first-of-its-kind global celebration of World Quantum Day

CERN joins a first-of-its-kind global celebration of World Quantum Day
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14 April 2022 marks the first anniversary of World Quantum Day – an international initiative launched by scientists from more than 65 countries to promote public understanding of quantum science and technology worldwide.

To mark the first anniversary of this global celebration, CERN is organising a scientific symposium comprising a series of talks highlighting different areas of the quantum research field. From the history of quantum information to examples of concrete quantum-related projects already under way at CERN, the discussions will explore the past, present and future of quantum science and technology within the high-energy physics (HEP) community and beyond.

Among the keynote speakers are John Ellis and Nicolas Gisin. In their joint opening talk, they will outline the early days of quantum science at CERN and what that pioneering effort means for modern research. Their talk will be followed by three presentations on experimental quantum physics, quantum computing applications and the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative (QTI).

The event will take place in the CERN Council Chamber on 14 April from 4.30 to 6.00 p.m. CEST and will also be webcast live: https://webcast.web.cern.ch/event/i1145733. Some previous knowledge of quantum physics is required to follow the talks, except for the final presentation on CERN QTI, which will aim to provide a broad overview of quantum-related research and educational activities at CERN.

At the end of the session, there will be a Q&A session for attendees wanting to find out more about quantum technologies and the way they could benefit our society.

Full information – including a list of speakers and how you can register – is available on the event page: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1145733/.

To find out more about the initiative and possible ways to get involved, visit: https://worldquantumday.org/how-to-engage/