Yesterday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics to scientists Alain Aspect (France), John F. demonstrated the violation of Bell’s inequality, and pioneered quantum information science.” This distinction highlights a movement he has called the “second quantum revolution,” which involves using certain aspects of quantum physics to design and control new devices that can be used to make extremely high-precision measurements, and to process information much more efficiently than current and transmit it safely.
It should be noted that the first quantum revolution that arose at the beginning of the twentieth century led to countless technological developments that severely affected human history and daily life. These include nuclear energy, microelectronics from transistor development, understanding the properties of semiconductor materials, lasers, and various medical diagnostic techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance, etc. Argentina has the potential to be part of this second revolution, as evidenced by the high-level research groups working today in the National System for Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI).
For the optimal development of these capabilities, it is important to create specific tools that promote the strengthening and growth of this discipline in the country. in this meaning, The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, at the request of the Secretariat for Scientific and Technological Expression (SACT), established in June this year the Inter-Agency Program for the Promotion of Quantum Science and Technology and its advisory board Through Resolution 2022-243-APN-MCT.
The main objective of this program is to clarify and promote scientific research, development and transfer of technology in the country in the field of quantum science and technology, to strengthen existing groups, to establish new state-of-the-art laboratories and to generate human resources in this field.
The mission of the Institute will be to promote institutional interdependence between organisms; Form networks between SNCTI institutions that enable an interactive, coordinated and flexible process in response to the demands of the community; Improving links between public sector enterprises and the private sector, and coordinating the latter’s participation in investment in science and technology, to help improve innovation capacity and competitiveness.
The advisory board of this program is currently preparing a roadmap with challenges, objectives and proposals for its subsequent evaluation and implementation, in order to improve collective capabilities, establish new experimental facilities and promote the transfer of technological developments related to quantum science and technology. .