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From September 25 to October 6, a group of world-class experts in quantum hacking from the University of Waterloo (Canada), under the guidance of prof. Vadim Makarov, analyzed the security of the quantum network created by ITMO University. As result of a joint study, the researchers tested the system for potential vulnerabilities and offered ways to patch them, which is crucial to the practical introduction of the technology. Read our article to learn more about the work conducted at ITMO University, as well as the key prospects for the development of quantum communications in the nearest five years.
Times Higher Education has published the results of its World University Rankings 2017−2018 (THE WUR 2018). 18 Russian universities have been named among the world's top-100 educational institutions; ITMO University took the 501-600 position. In comparison with last year, it has succeeded in improving its International Outlook indicator, which reflects the increase in the number of international lecturers and students, as well as the number of papers written in collaboration with foreign researchers.
Sergei Makarov and Alexander Krasnuk, senior researchers at the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials received the Foundation for Support of Education and Science (Alferov's Foundation) award for their research on non-linear tunable semiconductor and hybrid nanoantennas. According to the jury, their main scientific achievement was the development of a new platform for photonic devices based on dielectric nanoantennas in optical band, as well as the use of femtosecond laser technologies in creation of ultrafast optical nanodevices. In an interview with our newsportal, Sergei Makarov talked about new optical modulators and the work of the recently founded Laboratory of Hybrid Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics.
The first day of Geek Picnic, the largest European open air festival dedicated to popular science, modern technology, science and art included lectures on humanity's biological future and cybertechnologies, a presentation by Richard Dawkins, and ITMO University's interactive zone where anyone could immerse into modern science. By tradition, the festival was held on a weekend’; this year, it took place in the Pulkovo Park on the south of St. Petersburg.
During the plenary meeting on the second day of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum SPIEF-2017, President Vladimir Putin congratulated ITMO's collegiate programming team on their recent victory at ACM ICPC.
On May, 17, a delegation from U.S. Embassy and Consulate General headed by John F. Tefft, U.S. ambassador to Russia, visited ITMO University.