07/03/2017 16:09:04

Fourth International Conference on Quantum Technologies will take place in Moscow

The Fourth International Conference on Quantum Technologies will take place in Moscow on July 12-16, 2017. It is organized by the Russian Quantum Center with the support of MIPT. The general sponsor of this event is Sberbank of Russia. Among the speakers are Gordey Lesovik, ScD in physics and mathematics, who represents MIPT’s Laboratory of Quantum Information Theory, and Oleg Astafiev, head of MIPT’s Laboratory of Artificial Quantum Systems.

This conference will bring together over 100 experts from various fields of physics and include sessions on:

— Superconductivity

— Quantum optics

— Ultracold atoms and molecules

— Plasmonics

— Photonics

— Optomechanics

— Cold neutrons

— Many-body theory

— Polaritons in solid state systems

The conference will feature a public lecture by John Martinis, a leading researcher and head of Google’s quantum computing lab. The lecture entitled “What’s Next After Moore’s Law: Quantum Computing” will be held at 5 p.m. on July 14 at Congress Park at the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow (2/1, Building 1 Kutuzovsky Prospect). Admission to the lecture is free but pre-registration is required.

John Martinis on his lecture:

“As microelectronics technology nears the end of exponential growth over time, known as Moore’s law, there is a renewed interest in new computing paradigms such as quantum computing.

“Quantum computers could help us achieve a variety of goals: from obtaining ultrahard and superconducting materials to an artificial intelligence revolution. However, macroscopic quantum entanglement used in quantum computing is such a fragile state that it takes only a small disturbance to destroy it.

“In my lecture, I will speak about how my laboratory is trying to solve this problem. We are currently building computing hardware that will be able to use a 7-by-7 array of superconducting qubits to compute over a huge state space of 2^49 = 560 trillion states, which can only be done using the world’s largest classical supercomputers. We plan to demonstrate this ‘quantum supremacy’ experiment in late 2017.”

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