Representatives of Google and Airbus will fly to Moscow to participate in the International Conference on Quantum Technologies
From July 15 to 19, technical experts from more than 20 countries will gather in Moscow to participate in the International Conference on Quantum Technologies, called ICQT-2019.
This is the fifth consecutive thematic conference, which brings together a large number of scientists, engineers and businessmen from different countries.
As in previous years, conference participants will discuss topical issues for the introduction of quantum technologies.
As part of the conference, an open day will be held on July 18, during which the leadership of Google, Airbus and some other companies will discuss the prospects for introducing the latest quantum developments in their industries.
Everyone can visit the open day of the conference, you just need to register on a separate page of the event.
Representatives of major technology companies, as well as heads of state plan programs to support quantum technologies in Europe and Asia, as well as representatives of specialized international companies developing products based on quantum effects of speaking. Among the speakers:
Hartmut Nevin – Chief Technology Officer of Google, Head of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QAIL); Chris Monroe is one of the pioneers in the quantum race: creator of the 53-qubit quantum-ion simulator, professor at the University of Maryland, and founder of IonQ;
Thierry Potter is Head of Quantum Technology at Airbus, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, which recently launched the Airbus Mega Quantum Computing Challenge to solve physics problems using quantum computing.
Tommaso Calarco is the leader of the European Program for the Development of Quantum Technologies Quantum Flagship with a budget of 3 billion euros.
Grant Shalal – Head of Global Cyber Security at PricewaterhouseCoopers;
Paul Pinnock is D-Wave’s principal engineer, one of those who stood at the origins of the company’s technology.
The main event of the open day will be a lecture by Hartmut Neven, Chief Technology Officer of Google, entitled “Quantum Computing on the Threshold of Quantum Supremacy”.
“The open day is the most important part of our conference. On July 18, in one day, everyone interested in quantum technologies will get a qualitative snapshot of the current state of the entire industry, a ready-made picture of what quantum technologies can do now and where they are moving.
We traditionally rely on interest from business , since it is a very promising industry. In addition, an open day is always a surprise – the speakers do not reveal all the cards of their presentation and can use our platform for the world premiere of their scientific discovery, product or initiative.
So, in 2017, a professor at Harvard University announced Mikhail Lukin about developing a 51-qubit quantum computer,” said Ruslan Yunusov, CEO of the Russian Quantum Center.
Public performances have been held at the Open Day since 2015. According to the organizers, this is a great opportunity to announce a variety of achievements in the field of quantum computing, discoveries and present new projects.
In particular, two years ago, John Martinez, a representative of Google’s Quantum Lab, introduced the development of a 49-qubit quantum computer. More than 2,000 listeners gathered for the lecture.
There were other announcements, which then hit the media pages of many countries. So, several years ago, Harvard professor Mikhail Lukin announced, as part of the same Open Day, that his team had built and tested a 51-qubit quantum computer.