Washington DC, 15 April 2023 (TDI): On the occasion of World Quantum Day, the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) at the State Department issued a statement expressing its support for international collaboration in quantum information science.

Into the bargain, the State Department highlighted the potential of quantum technologies to benefit society and underscored the importance of international cooperation in unlocking that potential.

“Happy World Quantum Day! At the State Department, we support international science and technology collaboration that accelerates discovery in quantum information science,” said the OES Bureau in its statement.

“Together, we hope to translate the mysteries of the ‘quantum realm’ into new technologies and industries.”

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About quantum information science

To mention, quantum information science is a rapidly advancing field that seeks to understand the fundamental nature of the universe and use that understanding to create new technologies that can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

These technologies include:

  • Quantum Computing, which has the potential to revolutionize fields such as medicine, finance, and transportation
  • Quantum Sensing, which can improve the accuracy of measurements and enable new forms of imaging
  • Quantum Cryptography, which can provide unprecedented levels of security for communication

So, the State Department’s OES Bureau plays a key role in advancing international cooperation in quantum information science.

Notably, the Bureau facilitates partnerships between US and foreign researchers and institutions, provides technical expertise and advice to US diplomats.

Furthermore, it also supports the development of international norms and standards for the safe and responsible use of quantum technologies.

“We facilitate ‘quantum leaps’ in innovation through international science and technology collaboration that helps unlock quantum’s potential for technologies that benefit society,” said the OES Bureau in its statement.

“As we celebrate World Quantum Day, we look forward to continuing our work with partners around the world to accelerate discovery in this exciting field.”

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Therefore, the State Department’s commitment to international collaboration in quantum information science reflects the US broader commitment to science and technology as a means of addressing global concerns and improving people’s lives.

As the world faces increasingly complex and interconnected challenges, the US remains committed to working with partners around the world to advance the frontiers of science and technology and find solutions to the most pressing issues of our time.