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  • Can Quantum Mechanics Do Anything? Physicist Reacts to Scenes From Sci-Fi Movies

    These days, seeing a laser sword in a movie is nothing to write home about. Instead, quantum physics is all the rage in Hollywood. But do the writers actually put any real research into their scripts? Do they know how quantum computing works? What about the Quantum Realm? To find out if sci-fi movies get quantum mechanics correct, we teamed up with a scientist from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering. Readers beware: mild spoilers ahead!


  • 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.


  • ITMO Scientists Design a Model to Protect Quantum Computing From Disorder

    Scientists from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering have predicted that topological states that occur in a two-dimensional array of superconducting qubits make the system robust to disorders. This may allow scientists to make certain algorithms of quantum computing resilient to defects in the structure, which opens up new opportunities for the design of superconducting quantum processors.


  • How To Teach a Computer To Interpret Text

    A team of scientists from ITMO University has created a model for an algorithm that can analyze the meaning of texts. It differs from regular neural networks because it not only takes into account word usage frequency but also introduces a category of subjective text perception. Read on to find out what it means for the future of artificial intelligence and how quantum theory is of help here.


  • ITMO Scientists Propose Systems With Unique Interaction Between Photons and Mechanical Motion of Atoms

    The researchers managed to demonstrate that such systems possess the features of non-typical phase transitions, nonstandard symmetry, and its spontaneous breaking in a strong optomechanical interaction regime. This invention may potentially help scientists develop memory chips for future quantum computers.


  • TEDxStPetersburg Speakers on the Future of Education, Quantum Revolution, and Burnout Prevention

    TEDxStPetersburg took place on October 30-31 and focused on the topic of living in the rapidly-changing world. Daria Kozlova, ITMO University’s First Vice Rector, was one of the event’s speakers and delivered a talk about the universities of the future. 


  • A Quantum Walk Forward: Researchers Find Way to Discern Cases of Effective and Ineffective Quantum Computation

    Quantum computers are becoming increasingly common in the headlines of high tech publications. Giants like Google and IBM fight for supremacy in the field of quantum computing. Every once in a while, prototypes are exhibited at high tech fairs. But, as scientists point out, science still hasn’t solved the fundamental problems that would define the effectiveness of quantum computers. One such problem was tackled in a recent article by an international research team that includes staff members of ITMO University. The study was featured on the cover of Advanced Quantum Technologies.


  • Quantum Computing: Challenges, Prospects, and Current Developments

    IBM has recently announced its plans to begin commercial sales of quantum computers in the next three to five years. As the company’s VP Norishige Morimoto explained, this will happen once the US tech giant’s quantum computers surpass the computational capacities of current-day supercomputers. How realistic are these plans? What challenges do researchers still face in the development of quantum computers? Scientists from Russia and abroad discussed the latest trends in quantum technology during ITMO University’s seminar Quantum Machine Learning. Published below are the key highlights of a lecture by Oleksandr Kyriienko, who came to ITMO as part of the ITMO Fellowship program.


  • Russian Physicist Alexey Melnikov Awarded the Prestigious Cozzarelli Prize

    The annual Cozzarelli Prize acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. Among the 2018 Cozzarelli Prize recipients in the field of physics and mathematics is Russian physicist Alexey Melnikov. His research focuses on quantum machine learning technologies, as well as the development of new machine intelligence methods. The researcher works on a range of projects at the University of Basel (Switzerland), ITMO University, and the Valiev Institute of Physics and Technology of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.


  • ITMO Hosts Conference on Cognitive Technologies and Quantum Intelligence

    Last week, ITMO University hosted the first international Cognitive Technologies and Quantum Intelligence conference. The event brought together scientists from interdisciplinary fields that study the application of quantum approaches in researching human cognitive and psychological processes. The experts also discussed the capabilities of quantum computations in analyzing Big  Data,  and presented a series of reports on the subject of studying and manipulating public opinion in social media.