The International Year of Quantum Science and Technology with Paul Cadden-Zimansky

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In this episode of The New Quantum Era, Kevin and Sebastian are joined by a special guest, Paul Cadden-Zemansky, Associate Professor of Physics at Bard College and Director of the Physics Program. Paul is also on the Executive Committee for the International Year of Quantum at the American Physical Society and has been actively involved in the UN’s recent declaration of 2025 as the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology. With the UN resolution now official, Paul joins us to discuss the significance and plans for this global celebration of quantum mechanics.

Listeners can expect an insightful conversation covering the following key points:

  • The Significance of the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology: Paul explains the origins and importance of the UN’s declaration, marking the 100th anniversary of quantum mechanics and its impact over the past century.
  • Global Collaboration and Outreach: Discussion on the international cooperation involved in getting the resolution passed, including the involvement of various scientific societies and countries, and the emphasis on public awareness and education.
  • Challenges and Strategies for Quantum Communication: Paul shares his thoughts on the difficulties of communicating complex quantum concepts to the public and the strategies to make quantum mechanics more accessible and engaging.
  • Future Plans and Initiatives: Insights into the plans for 2025, including potential events, educational resources, and how individuals and organizations can get involved in promoting quantum science.
  • Innovations in Quantum Visualization: Paul’s work with students on new methods for visualizing complex quantum systems, including the development of tools to help understand two-qubit states.

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Join us as we delve into the exciting world of quantum mechanics and explore the plans for celebrating its centennial year!

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Paul Cadden-Zimansky
Associate Professor of Physics Academic at Bard College. Holds a B.A., St. John’s College, Santa Fe; M.S., London School of Economics; M.S., and Ph.D., Northwestern University. Previously served as a postdoctoral science fellow at Columbia University, where he subjected the world’s thinnest material, graphene, to the world’s most powerful magnetic fields, in order to study novel two-dimensional electronic states of matter. Has also conducted research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory. At Bard since 2012.
The International Year of Quantum Science and Technology with Paul Cadden-Zimansky
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