President Yoon Suk Yeol visited the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, on the afternoon of January 19 (local time) and had a "conversation with quantum scholars."
The conversation was designed to listen to trends in quantum technology development through dialogue with experts in quantum fields at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, a world-renowned research institute. The president intends to explore strategies to become a game changer in the next decade.
President Yoon said that interest in quantum fields is increasing, with the2022 Nobel Prize winners in Physics being produced from quantum technology researchers. He also emphasized that quantum technology is coming to bloom with great interest from each country and company.
President Yoon stressed that Korea has the capability to quickly secure technology while reducing trial and error based on its R&D experience. Korean government will make efforts to contribute to the desirable future development of mankind in the international community through solidarity and cooperation with countries around the world.
Furthermore, the president's office mentioned that thediscussed topic with quantum scholars will be reflected and announced in the ‘national quantum strategy,’ currently being established by the government.
Prior to the conversation, President Yoon was guided by the vice president of the Swiss Federal University of Technology. He introduced Einstein's life and achievements andvarious collection. The Library of the Federal University of Technology in Zurich is the world's best university library with 7.8 million books and artifacts, including Einstein's academic records, notes, and letters exchanged with colleagues.