Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics and Remarkable Quantum Technology

Further Education Seminar Science

Miroslav Holeček's lecture at the Science and Technology Park provided insights into the significance of quantum science and technology. Representatives from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Applied Sciences joined the discussion, underscoring the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.

2025 will mark a century since the inception of quantum mechanics. Throughout the past century, it has become a focal point in numerous scientific disciplines, offering invaluable insights into phenomena such as solar activity, magnetism, and chemical bonding. These breakthroughs have paved the way for significant technological advancements, including transistors, lasers, and LEDs. Recognizing its impact, the UN General Assembly plans to declare 2025 as the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology.

"Not only are our research teams at NTC devoted to applied quantum technologies, but colleagues from other technical faculties are also actively involved. Moreover, the intersection of quantum science and humanities faculties presents an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary cooperation, as demonstrated by the enthusiastic participation of experts from the Faculty of Arts at the lecture. We aim to bring the public closer to this transformative topic that has the potential to reshape our world. To that end, we have initiated a series of seminars dedicated to the quantum realm," says Petr Kavalíř, NTC Director.  

"The introductory pilot seminar, held on Friday, May 9, shed light on the pivotal role of quantum state entanglement, which is fundamental to quantum computers. Quantum information is awe-inspiring and defies explanation through classical thinking. We also explored the realm of material research driven by the advancements in quantum technologies, particularly in the realm of quantum computers," summarized Miroslav Holeček his lecture. Miroslav Holeček has been dealing with information in physics and the philosophical and multidisciplinary contexts of modern physics for a long time.

The presentation was followed by an almost hour-long debate, which brought different perspectives on the non-trivial quantum world. The debate was a positive indicator of a successful lecture on this current topic. "I hope that the lecture motivated the participants to think about the connection between everyday life and quantum technology. We will be happy to welcome further contributions and new perspectives in order to jointly inspire students and the wider environment of the university," adds Miroslav Holeček.

New Technologies - Research Centre (NTC)

Dita Sládková

15. 06. 2023