FMN Laboratory wins silver medal in “Shoot Science for Wikipedia” competition

25 june 2020

The “Measuring a qubit leaves no room for error” shoot by FMN team named among the best in the annual Shoot Science for Wikipedia contest organized annually by Wikimedia and Nauka TV in Russia. The shoot took silver medal in the nomination “People in Science”.

The shoot in representing FMN engineers assembling the cryogenic part of the quantum computer, which provides cooling of superconducting processors to almost absolute zero (-273.1°C). The chips of such processors are based on superconducting qubits and coplanar resonators operating at microwave frequencies. The qubit (“quantum bit”) – the driving force of a quantum computer – exhibits its unique properties only in conditions of absolute zero temperature and complete protection against external influences provided by the dilution cryostat. The scheme and construction of a measurement circuit, which includes hundreds of elements (control devices, special filters, and screens, attenuators, microwave components, etc.), largely influence the quality of the quantum systems we create.

The author of the shoot is Sergey Kushlevich, BMSTU photographer.

The competition is aimed at video bloggers, television journalists, scientists and students interested in popularizing scientific knowledge. 561 authors took part in this season, and the total number of submitted works exceeded 3,000. The winners were determined by a competent jury in six categories: People in Science, Microimages, Nefoto, Series, Science around Us and Nature.

«Wikimedia RU» Non-Profit-Partnership — Non-Commercial Partnership for the Advancement of Encyclopedic Knowledge is a legally independent non-profit organization, established to support activities conducted within the territory of the Russian Federation related to development of free encyclopedic, educational and other information, reflecting knowledge accumulated by humanity. The leading project of the kind is a free internet-encyclopedia «Wikipedia», whose editions in the languages of Russia are one of the main aspects of «Wikimedia RU» activities.

«Nauka» — Russia's 24/7 TV Channel about discoveries and achievements in the field of Science and Technology. «Nauka 2.0» TV Channel started broadcasting in test-mode on the 15th of February 2011, launching full scale cable and satellite broadcasts in Russia's networks on the 2nd of April 2011. Since November 2011 TV Channel has enlarged its coverage area to include Latvia. Live programs were initiated in December 2011, starting with Noble Prize awarding ceremony at Stockholm. In April 2016 «Nauka 2.0» TV Channel was renamed as «Nauka». Since March 2017 the channel is broadcasting in 16:9 wide-screen TV format with MTS.


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