U.N. proclaims 2025 the ‘International Year of Quantum Science and Technology’

June 28, 2024
It’s truly astounding how much quantum innovation is taking place right now.

To celebrate 100 years of quantum mechanics and increase public awareness of the importance of quantum science and its applications, the United Nations (U.N.) proclaimed 2025 as the “International Year of Quantum Science and Technology.”

We’re fully on board! It’s truly astounding how much quantum innovation is taking place right now—photonics plays an enormous role—and we’re covering as much of it as we can.

In this issue of Quantum Innovators, our cover story features the insanely cool quantum memory drum work by Professor Albert Schliesser’s group at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) in Denmark. Mads Bjerregaard Kristensen, a postdoc who worked on the project, shares their work—and the cover image—with us.

I’m thrilled to have Yole Group’s Eric Mounier share highlights of their recent Quantum Technologies report and why now is the time to invest in quantum technologies. And Daniel Oi, of the University of Strathclyde and U.K. Quantum Communications Hub, walks us through quantum milestones in space and describes what the future of space-based quantum comms might look like.

A big thank-you to everyone who contributed to this issue or talked to us about their amazing quantum work!

About the Author

Sally Cole Johnson | Senior Technical Editor

Sally Cole Johnson, Laser Focus World’s senior technical editor, is a science and technology journalist who specializes in physics and semiconductors. She wrote for the American Institute of Physics for more than 15 years, complexity for the Santa Fe Institute, and theoretical physics and neuroscience for the Kavli Foundation.

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