World Quantum Day 2022
April 14, 2022
Today, is the first-ever official World Quantum Day. April 14th – or “4.14” – marks the first 3 digits of Plank’s constant –which set the quantum scale. This day is a result of an international, grassroots initiative and is intended to promote public understanding of quantum science and technology.
To celebrate, here is a list of ways that you can engage and to learn more about Quantum in our daily lives!
1. Quantum.gov –the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is sharing fun factsheets about the National Quantum Initiative and about Plank’s constant!
2. NSF’s Quantum Information Science and Engineering Research – NSF has a long-standing history of investing in quantum research. Learn more about our centers and on-going activities here!
3. Quantum Zoom Backgrounds – have fun at your next Zoom meeting by using one of these eye-catching backgrounds.
4. Tweet #WorldQuantumDay – show your spirit by tweeting out your interest, ideas, or questions using #WorldQuantumDay! Find videos, articles and other content related with this initiative.
5. Participate in an event, such as a lecture or science café—see worldquantumday.org for a list of international events or to submit your own.
6. Educational activities can be found at q12education.org or by going to QuanTime.
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