April 14, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

To mark the first anniversary of World Quantum Day, 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).

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.


The event will take place in the CERN Council Chamber and will also be webcast live

Please note that participants need to have a valid CERN account to register and attend the symposium on-site.

There is no registration required to follow the live webcast.

503/1-001 - Council Chamber
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We will collect the following information from the participants on-site:

  • name - we use this to identify participants
  • email - we use this to communicate information before and during the event. Only registered participants will be contacted via e-mail.

 The information collected will be destroyed a year after the event.

Registration for this event is currently open.