The event is scheduled for 16th – 20th July.
The participants were greeted by Vice-Rector Dmitry Tayursky, who spoke about the University’s strategy and infrastructure.
Over 70 experts from 13 countries have arrived, including 40 international guests. Director of the Institute of Computational Mathematics and IT Sergey Mosin commented, “The IQSA conference is being held in Russia for the first time. Kazan University was chosen based on a competition for hosting rights held two years ago. It’s a prestigious event involving specialists in fundamental and applied quantum research.”
Chair of the Department of Mathematical Statistics Yekaterina Turilova added, “What once started from quantum mechanics now also has pertinence for quantum computing. This includes the whole range of questions from classic problems to things that may not even exist yet but have some links with quantum structures. There is no single specific theme for the conference, but there is a separate panel for quantum computing.”
At KFU, there are a dozen researchers who specialize in quantum hashing, cryptography, and quantum machine learning. As Dr. Mosin noted, his institute looks mainly on mathematical methods and algorithms for quantum technology, and the Institute of Physics tackles structural issues. Currently, the University works in a consortium to provide a new quantum cryptography system for Russian government agencies.