1.7 million schoolchildren learned about the quantum computer

The lesson was held during the All-Russian educational project "Lesson of Numbers". It could accept

participation in person or on the project website. One of the lessons was held at the Russian Quantum Center on World Quantum Day, which has been celebrated in more than 65 countries since 2021.

Joined the educational initiativeschoolchildren from 85 regions. Most of the participants came from the Belgorod, Moscow regions and the Krasnodar Territory. Moscow took 10th place in the ranking - this is about 52 thousand schoolchildren who completed the theoretical part and completed the game tasks.

“Quantum technologies can createencryption that cannot be hacked, solve tasks in seconds that modern supercomputers would spend thousands of years on, accurately simulate the behavior of biomolecules in different environments, form powerful neural networks capable of controlling energy and transport networks with high accuracy,” said Mikhail Mishustin, Chairman government of the Russian Federation. — What our country will be like tomorrow depends on the knowledge and level of digital literacy, on the desire of schoolchildren to grow. The main thing is not to stop in the desire to learn and develop.

The greatest interest in quantum computersshowed pupils of 7 classes - more than 295 thousand people. The second and third places in terms of the number of participants were taken by students of grades 8 and 9 - 276 thousand and 202,000 thousand. More than 26 thousand parents and teachers also joined the project.

“Quantum technologies are one of the most advanceddirections of scientific and technological progress. <...> [Now] a new generation of specialists is being formed who will have to adapt a quantum computer to the needs of the economy, medicine, logistics - to solve the vital tasks of each person,” said Alexei Likhachev, CEO of the state corporation Rosatom.

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