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On the day prefacing the start of this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), in an event held at the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, Rostelecom unveiled a prototype of Russia’s first quantum-encrypted data transmission network. This data transmission mechanism is considered to be the safest one out there, as the keys protecting the traffic cannot be intercepted or stolen because of the laws of quantum physics. ITMO University is one of the developers and suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment.
Professor Fabio Bagarello from the University of Palermo (Italy) came to ITMO to give a talk on the applications of quantum theory in the mathematical modeling of various systems. He told ITMO.NEWS about the possible use of quantum computation in modeling and why quantum computers are not on sale yet. Professor Bagarello is certain: students and scientists still have a lot to learn and work on in this field. The newly opened Master’s program "Cognitive Technologies and Quantum Intellect" - one of a kind in Russia so far - will train specialists in the field of mathematical modeling of complex socio-economic processes using modern methods of quantum information theory and cognitive technologies. Read our material and find out more about quantum computations, areas of their application and why specialists in the field of quantum mechanics need to have a good knowledge of sociology, political science and economics.
A group of scientists from the Kazan Quantum Center and ITMO University successfully launched the first multinode quantum network in Russia and CIS. For the first time in national history, four nodes of the city's telecommunications infrastructure in different parts of Tatarstan's capital were united by quantum channels.