The President was accompanied by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev, Russian Railways Director General and Chairman of the Executive Board Oleg Belozerov and Co-founder of Russia’s International Centre for Quantum Optics and Quantum Technologies Ruslan Yunusov.
The President was shown a new type of a computing device – a 16-qubit ion-based quantum computer. Via a cloud platform, the experts launched an algorithm for calculating a simple molecule – modeling it in real time. This quantum computer is the most powerful in Russia today. A team of scientists from the Russian Quantum Centre and the Lebedev Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences designed it as part of the quantum computing roadmap with Rosatom’s coordination.
Then Vladimir Putin was told about the key elements of the quantum computer component base, quantum sensors and quantum communications developments. The President saw thematic stands, related prototypes and industrial samples.
In addition, the President saw some practical uses for quantum communications when the Centre for Managing and Monitoring the Russian Railways Quantum Network was connected via videoconference.
There was also a communications session with users in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod via the interuniversity quantum network. Lomonosov Moscow State University rector Viktor Sadovnichy and Nizhny Novgorod Governor Gleb Nikitin, as well as others, took part in the video conferencing.