The Open Day is a unique event within the ICQT program which includes public lectures from the representatives of key industry companies and corporations investing in quantum technologies such as Google, D-Wave, Microsoft, Airbus, IBM, etc., as well as a panel discussion with the business leaders, the representatives of the government, and Russian and international media.
The Open Day takes place for the third time and becomes a good platform for announcing great discoveries and launching new projects in the field of quantum physics. For example, in 2017, John Martinis, professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, and the head of the quantum laboratory at Google, announced building a 49-qubit quantum computer by his team. This lecture brought 2000 people. Mikhail Lukin, professor at Harvard University, also informed that his team successfully built and tested a 51-qubit computer.