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Oleksandr Kyriienko came to ITMO University as a part of the University’s Fellowship Program. His scientific career has led him through several different fields of physics and to various countries, including Iceland, Singapore and Brazil. ITMO.NEWS asked Oleksandr about the peculiar nature of such life and other important aspects of being a scientist in the 21st century.
The Innovative Economics Week at ITMO University came to a close with an open lecture and discussion featuring Michael Sohlman, the ex-Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation (1992-2011), a member of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Mr. Sohlman expressed his thoughts on what he considers the key traits for anyone aspiring to become a Nobel Laureate, and shared some curious facts about the Nobel Prize.
Mendeleev 150, MedChem 2019, and Marnikov Congress: the International Year of the Period Table in Russia
In Moscow, an official ceremony has celebrated the opening of the International Year of the Periodic Table. President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, renowned scientists, officials, and representatives of scientific and public organizations from around the world have attended the event. Throughout the year, many events in Russia and abroad will be dedicated to the topic of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Below is a list of all the important chemistry-related events that will be held in Russia this year.
Music has long been a topic of research, and 2018 was no exception. This article by ITMO.NEWS features a selection of research projects that focus on how music affects your brain, helps you learn languages, impacts your food choices, as well as how people with different levels of empathy respond to music, and why heavy metal is beneficial for your health. Read on to learn the details.
ITMO University researchers managed to determine players’ gender based on the data garnered via an online gaming platform. In this, they were one of the first to apply machine learning to analyze a large body of gaming data. The innovative approach has the potential to improve the personal recommendations system for a more targeted offering of games. It can also be used to detect gaming addictions. The research was presented at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
The SCAMT Achievement Award is given to ITMO University students who contribute to the development of the SCAMT Laboratory. This year’s winners, Aziza Sharsheeva and Darya Nedorezova, enrolled as Master’s students at SCAMT a year and a half ago; today, they don’t only work on their own research, but also learn all about the scientific procedure, from grant applications and buying equipment and materials, to all the stages of certifying a new product. Aziza and Darya spoke with ITMO.NEWS about working in the fields of biotechnologies and genetic engineering.
It has been 15 years since the conclusion of the Human Genome Project, one of the 20th century’s major research projects. One of its consequences was the public availability of genomics methods. Today, anyone can take a genetic test to learn about their ancestry. We spoke to bioinformatics experts from ITMO University’s Computer Technologies Laboratory to learn how genetic testing works, its scientific significance, which methods are trustworthy, and which ones aren’t.
ITMO University has recently hosted SCAMT Workshop Week, an interdisciplinary workshop aimed at helping students acquire in-depth knowledge and practical skills in chemistry and biology, as well as work on their own project in the field of modern nanotechnologies. This year, a total of ten projects were presented at the workshop. Among the highlights are a nano-pharmaceutical drug, a holographic protection system, and a robot’s DNA. Organized at ITMO for the second time, the event brought together 55 Bachelor’s and Master’s students from 18 regions of Russia, as well as Ukraine and Belarus.
Using the new method, scientists can synthesize perovskite nanolasers, which combine an optically active medium with a Fabry–Pérot high-Q resonator, in just five minutes. The nanolasers’ simple synthesis process and their unique optical qualities make them highly promising sources of coherent radiation in the development of high-sensitivity optical sensors and ultra-fast data transfer in photonic integrated circuits. Results of this research have been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
CEO of 02 Light Systems on Importance of Seeing Eye to Eye with Engineers and Working with Universities
Modern companies in the field of hi-tech equipment development have to deal with challenges that are many and varied. How to find clients and stay in the market? How to build good working relationships among the staff? How to convince scientists in the benefits of joint collaborations and implement their ideas in real-world developments? Igor Seredin, CEO of 02 Light Systems, a company that is part of ITMO Technopark, knows the answers to these topical questions.