World Quantum Day

14 Apr 2021

Today is World Quantum Day!

It is celebrated on April 14, a geeky reference to 4.14, the rounded first digits of Planck’s constant (4.135667696×10−15 eV.s = 0,000 000 000 000 004 135667696 electronvolt second). After revolutionizing science in the 20th century, quantum will shape technologies of the 21st century.

Quantum physics is at the origin of transformational technological developments that helped shape the society of today, such as the transistor, the laser, medical imaging, to name just a few.

And, over the last decades, quantum science expanded beyond physics and has been transforming our understanding of Information and opening the prospect for new and revolutionary information technologies, such as quantum computers and quantum internet.

Learn more about quantum with various talks from the SIT Insights in Technology conference: