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UN Declares 2025 International Year of Quantum Science (IYQ)



  Jun 17, 2024

UN Declares 2025 International Year of Quantum Science (IYQ)



Why 2025?

● Marks the 100th anniversary of Werner Heisenberg's contributions to quantum mechanics.
● Celebrates the immense impact quantum science has on our everyday lives and future technologies.

What is the goal of IYQ?

● To increase public awareness of the importance of quantum science and its applications.
● To promote global collaboration in quantum research and development.
● To ensure equal access to quantum education and opportunities for all nations.


What will happen during IYQ?

● A variety of regional, national, and international outreach events and activities will be organized throughout 2025.
● The focus will be on celebrating and promoting quantum science education and research.
● The IYQ consortium will lead the efforts to engage the public and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Why is quantum science important?

● Quantum mechanics has already led to groundbreaking technologies like MRI, lasers, solar cells, and computer chips.
● It holds the potential for future advancements in fields like computing, medicine, materials science, and energy.

What are some of the expected outcomes of IYQ?

● Increased public understanding and appreciation of quantum science.
● Greater investment in quantum research and development.
● More opportunities for students and researchers to engage with quantum science.
● Increased international collaboration in the field of quantum technology.

What other UN International Years have focused on science?

● International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (2019)
● International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (2015)
● International Year of Crystallography (2014)

The International Year of Quantum Science and Technology in 2025 promises to be a landmark celebration of this revolutionary field, showcasing its transformative potential for the future.




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