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  • METANANO-2018 Conference on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials Comes to a Close in Sochi

    The conference, held on the premises of the Sirius Educational Center, brought together more than 300 researchers in the field of nanophotonics and metamaterials from top research centers and laboratories of the UK, Germany, Sweden, France, the USA, Australia, China, Russia, and other countries. Over the course of five days, researchers presented more than 200 reports and discussed their work and future partnerships.


  • Movie Fridays: Laughs A La Française

    Apart from their baguettes, berets, and the Eiffel Tower, the French are known for their cinematographic chef-d'oeuvres. So if you're looking for a good French comedy, check out our Movie Friday's list!


  • Two Cities, 200 Participants, One Ride: Bike Ride with Rector 9.0

    Yesterday marked the ninth time when ITMO’s students, teachers, staff and friends met with Rector Vladimir Vasilyev for a picturesque bike ride in St. Petersburg’s seaside district. This time, they were accompanied by the participants of the METANANO 2018 International Conference that is taking place in Sochi. This year’s ride brought together more than 200 people, including the University’s research associates, exchange students from different countries, and even 2010 Nobel Prize winner in physics Prof. Andre Geim.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: September 22-23

    Kite flying craze, public art festival, ballet exhibition, and Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’s birthday party – we’ve got a very busy weekend ahead!


  • Scientists Develop New Analysis Method of Non-Linear Optical Properties

    Scientists from ITMO University in collaboration with their colleagues from National Taiwan Normal University have developed a high-sensitivity method of studying the non-linear optical properties of substances. Unlike other research in this area, this project uses a collimated (unfocused) laser beam, which allowed the researchers to decrease the power density applied to a sample, though at the price of loss of useful signal. Using a special procedure for recording holograms and processing images, as well as using a special computational modeling algorithm, they have been able to measure the properties of optically non-linear media despite a weak signal. The project opens up new possibilities for diagnostics of non-linear properties. Results of the research were published in Optics Letters.


  • Nobel Prize Laureate Andre Geim: ‘Science is a Lifelong Marathon, Not a 100-Meter Sprint’

    In 2010, Sir Andre Geim was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics for his groundbreaking work on graphene. It was his discoveries that led to the wonder material’s active proliferation in science and industry alike. Prof. Geim continues his revolutionary work on two-dimensional materials as part of his research group in the University of Manchester. The famed scientist presented his latest findings at the 2018 METANANO conference in Sochi and gave this exclusive interview to ITMO.NEWS and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology’s ‘For Science’ corporate journal, where he talked about why he doesn’t think that lifelong devotion to one scientific field is a good idea, what motivates young researchers to take the leap into fundamental science, and why scholars need to learn to communicate their findings to the wider audience. 


  • ITMO University Professor Wins L’OREAL – UNESCO ‘For Women in Science’ Contest

    The results of the 2018 ‘For Women in Science’ contest have just been announced. Launched in 2007, the prestigious fellowship program is organized by Russian Academy of Sciences and Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO in Moscow. This year, ten researchers from Russian scientific and educational centers were distinguished for their contribution to science. The awardee list includes ITMO University Biochemistry Cluster professor Ekaterina Skorb.


  • Stolovaya: Eating Lunch Like a Russian

    A Russian lunch goes with stolovaya like bread and butter. It’s a perfect place to fuel up, to try out classic Russian dishes and to catch up on school news. And it’s seriously inexpensive. And pastries are fresh and yummy. You can’t get an espresso there, but then you can’t have everything, right?


  • ITMO University’s National Center for Cognitive Technologies Holds its First Session

    The first session of the National Center for Cognitive Technologies has taken place at ITMO University. Over the course of two days, participants, including hi-tech companies, universities, regulatory bodies, and various foundations, discussed the future of technological development, the infrastructure of cognitive research and specialist training. The session aimed to produce a set of practice-oriented strategies for the Center’s future operations.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: September 15-16

    Bright foliage and crisp air, woolen scarves and rain boots, early sunsets, and sunbeams peeking through the trees… Explore the most romantic season of the year with this weekend’s exciting events!


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