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  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #52

    Twice a month, we bring you the latest in research breakthroughs, educational opportunities, and other news from the world of science. In today’s digest: the future of quantum computing, the surprising role of the gut microbiome, and a new Master’s program for hands-on researchers.


  • Longer-Lived Quantum States Suggested at ITMO

    Physicists from ITMO University have created an AI-based solution to make quantum states remain stable for longer for the processing, reliable recording, and storage of information. This study, described in a recent article in Applied Physics Letters, may help pave the way to quantum computers.


  • 6 World-Changing Breakthroughs in Modern Physics

    From quantum computers to graphene and the Higgs boson, the last 30 years have seen quite a few significant breakthroughs in physics. What do these discoveries mean and how can they be implemented? Let’s find out what Dmitry Pobedinsky, the host of the YouTube channel Physics by Pobedinsky, has to say about it.


  • Quantum Physics Is Everywhere: FAQ With ITMO Quantum Physicist

    For this story, we reached out to the ITMO Fellow and quantum physicist Dmitry Karlovets and asked him every burning question we had about quantum physics: Is it really so hard? Why is it so popular? And when should we expect the first consumer-grade quantum computers? Read on to find out!


  • Nobel Prize in Physics 2022: What Are Entangled Photons and Why They Are Important?

    This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics were announced today, and they are Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger for "experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science," as stated by the Nobel Committee. ITMO.NEWS talked to Vladimir Egorov, the head of the university’s Laboratory for Quantum Communications, to learn how these experiments impacted quantum computers and what we should expect next in this field.


  • Why is Quantum Physics so Hard to Understand?

    Quantum mechanics is deemed the hardest part of physics. Systems with quantum behavior don’t follow the rules that we are used to, they are hard to see and hard to “feel”, can have controversial features, exist in several different states at the same time - and even change depending on whether they are observed or not. Valerii Kozin, PhD student at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering and researcher at the International Laboratory of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures, talks about the ways of researching such unpredictable phenomena, and why study quantum mechanics in the first place.


  • Scientists from ITMO University Describe and Emulate New Quantum State of Entangled Photons

    A research team from ITMO University, with the help of their colleagues from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Politecnico di Torino, has predicted a novel type of topological quantum state of two photons and proved their predictions experimentally. The method developed by the researchers relies on the analogy: instead of expensive experiments with quantum structures of two or more entangled photons, they have used resonant electric circuits that can be described by similar equations. The obtained results can be useful for the creation of optical chips and quantum computers without the need for expensive experiments. The research was supported by grants from the Russian Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The research was published in Nature Communications.


  • Quantum Computers, Time Crystals, and Artificial Cells: 2019 in Science

    2019 was a year of many scientific discoveries in various fields: from the first picture of a black hole and the news of turtles inhabiting the modern day Yakutia 130 million years ago, to the sensational Mayan treasure found in Mexico and the large-scale Russian polar expedition Transarctica-2019. ITMO.NEWS went to the University’s leading researchers to ask what they’ll remember about the passing year.