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Thursday, 14 April 2022

Happy World Quantum Day 2022!

by Virginia Greco

Plenty of outreach activities and events are taking place in many countries, in presence and online, to share the importance of quantum science and technologies and explain the great potential for innovation and impact on society they have.

Today, April 14, is World Quantum Day. This initiative, launched in 2021 by quantum scientists around the world, aims at engaging the general public in the understanding and discussion of Quantum Science and Technology.

Scientists, engineers, educators, communicators, entrepreneurs, technologists, and institutions working in quantum matters organised their own activities –spanning outreach talks, lab tours, debates, interviews, etc.— to bring this fundamental and ever-growing branch of research closer to society. Thanks to these activities, people will have the occasion to learn more about Nature at its most fundamental level, the technologies based on quantum phenomena which are being developed and can have a strong impact on our daily life, as well as how the study of quantum interactions, effects and materials can lead to future scientific and technological revolutions.

On the occasion of the #WorldQuantumDay, ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche, leader of the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group, gave a talk (in French) on “Quantum materials: from topological effects to entanglement phenomena” within an event organised by Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. Find here a map of the numerous events organised around the world.

Quantum Science and Technology at the ICN2

The ICN2 contributes to this exciting quest for understanding quantum phenomena and applying them to our advantage. Many of our groups are involved in research on quantum materials –whose properties are uniquely defined by quantum mechanical effects that remain manifest at high temperatures and/or macroscopic length scales— such as graphene and other 2D materials, superconductors, topological insulators, Weyl semimetals, quantum spin liquids, and van der Waals heterostructures.

You can learn more about our research in quantum materials in our dedicated section of the webpage: Trending Topics: Quantum Materials.