ITMO in Media

  • Phys.org

    Physicists suggest new way to measure speed in liquid micro-flows

    Scientists from ITMO University developed a novel optical method of measuring reagent delivery rates for "labs on a chip." The method is based on a dynamic interaction between a nanoantenna and luminescent molecules as the distance between them affects light intensity. Processed mathematically, these light dynamics determine the flow speed. This method can also be used for measuring temperature and identifying flow types.

  • HPC Wire

    Russian Programmers Train Students From 18 Countries

    Students from the U.S., Europe and Asia participated in the Hello Barcelona bootcamp.

    The initiative helped young programmers prepare for the ICPC World Finals, the world’s most prestigious coding competition. Annually more than 300,000 students from 3,000 universities around the world participate in the contest.

    In Division A two teams from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) took both the first and the second places while a team from ITMO University took third place. Coaches leading this workshop included Andrey Stankevich, ICPC gold medalist, Senior Coach Award winner 2016, and Mike Mirzayanov, Google Code Jam finalist.

  • Silicon Republic

    New laser will give Russia major accuracy advantage over US GPS network

    The researchers from ITMO University in Russia have developed an incredibly precise laser that makes Russia’s own GPS much more accurate than the US version. The laser can measure the distance between Earth and the moon to just a few millimetres. The device is quite small by comparison to similar lasers, with low radiation divergence and a unique combination of short pulse duration, high pulse energy and high pulse repetition rate.

  • Spaceflight News

    For enhancing solar cells efficiency researchers use silicon nanoparticles

    An international analysis cluster improved perovskite star cells potency by victimization materials with higher light-weight absorption properties. For the primary time, researchers used element nanoparticles.

    Scientists from ITMO University, together with colleagues from St. beleaguering State University, Italian Republic and also the USA, projected victimization element nanoparticles to unravel these issues.

  • Business Insider

    This 16-year-old invented a robot that can help scientists keep trees and forests healthy

    After hearing a radio program describe the labor-intensive work of forest pathologists — basically, tree doctors —Maksim Mikhailov had an idea: what if a robot helped collect their data?

    Mikhailov is a 16-year-old student at ITMO University, the renowned science and technology institution in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a member of the school's Youth Robotics Lab, he was perfectly positioned to bring his idea to life. With a full team working on the the project, the robot won the gold medal at last year's World Robot Olympiad

  • Sputnik

    Effective Nutrition: Scientists Establish How Diet Affects Intestinal Microflora

    Scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University took part in a large-scale research project to assess intestinal microflora changes during short-term nutrition changes. It turned out that a two-week long balanced diet was enough to considerably change the composition of intestinal microflora. The project involved colleagues from ITMO University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Novosibirsk State University, the Medical-Genetic Research Center, George Mason University, University of Groningen and the Vinogradsky Microbiology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

  • Outer Places

    Russian Physicists Prove The Great Pyramids Of Giza Can Focus Electromagnetic Energy Like An Ancient Egyptian Tesla Coil

    The experiment carried out by a team from ITMO University wasn't even tryingto learn more about the Great Pyramid's history – they were just using it as a model for a hypothetical, pyramid-shaped nanoparticle (which, we have to admit, is also kind of mind-blowing). According to Dr. Sc. Andrey Evlyukhin, the scientific supervisor and coordinator of the research: "Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention. We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating radio waves resonantly."

  • The Engineer

    New preclinical MRI coil delivers 3x better resolution

    The team, from St Petersburg’s ITMO University, was able to create a small MRI coil using a metastructure of brass telescopic tubes with copper plates as distributed capacitance. Its field distribution was measured experimentally and was found to be in close correlation with previously simulated results, producing image quality three times better than standard coils.

  • The Independent

    Great Pyramid of Giza may be able to focus electromagnetic energy through its hidden chambers, physicists reveal

    The Great Pyramid of Giza may be able to focus electromagnetic radiation into pockets of energy inside its network of internal chambers and underneath its base, a new study has suggested. Theoretical research by a team of Russian scientists aimed to understand how the pyramid would respond to radio waves directed at it, with the goal of recreating its shape at a nanoscale.

    «Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention», said Dr Andrey Evlyukhinfrom ITMO University, one of the study’s authors. «We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating radio waves resonantly».

    «Choosing a material with suitable electromagnetic properties, we can obtain pyramidal nanoparticles with a promise for practical application in nanosensors and effective solar cells», said Dr Polina Kapitanova, another ITMO University physicist.

  • The Guardian

    Can artists save St Petersburg's crumbling palaces?

    Between 2013 and 2016, around 20 new art-oriented spaces opened in St Petersburg each year, from galleries and private museums to co-working spaces. Now there are upwards of 200 creative spaces in the city, located in everything from former palaces to old Soviet warehouses.
    These artistic clusters come and go, giving a sense of transience to this aspect of St Petersburg’s urban life. According to the ITMO university, the average lifespan of artists’ spaces is just four years, due to the inevitable price hikes in property values when «building owners decide that they can take better advantage than an artistic space», says Alexandra Nenko, a researcher at ITMO.

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