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Last weekend, I visited ITMO University’s Optical Museum to get a grasp of what the future has in store – and I wasn’t disappointed. From ultra-realistic holograms to traditional optical illusions, it’s art meets science meets inspiration.
Halloween is almost here, and it's time for all things mysterious and scary. As we’ve already explored the spooky characters of Russian folklore in last year’s article, this time we’ve decided to focus on the many mystical sights of St. Petersburg.
In the Russian language, the word okno – “window” – has another meaning familiar to any student or professor: “an empty period between classes”. Whether you’re a virtuoso of time management or someone who makes it up as they go along, you’ll be sure to encounter these in your daily life. In this series, we’ll consider a few options for how to put that extra time to good use. And we’ll start by exploring the area that’s key for every ITMO student or staff member: the main campus at Kronverksky Prospekt 49.
Your mood has dropped together with St. Petersburg temperatures? We can’t have that. Here’s our regular rundown on the best events of this weekend in St. Petersburg to rectify the situation!
Did you know that QS ranks St. Petersburg as the 66th best city for students in the world? To help you get the most out of your stay in the city, be it a week or a year, we’ve put together a list of special offers and opportunities that students can enjoy in St. Petersburg.
Catch the latest art exhibition, listen to medieval music at the St. Petersburg Capella, take a stroll through Pavlovsk Park, and admire the delicate beauty of violets – here’s our weekly roundup of the best Sat-Sun events in St. Petersburg!
For most guests and citizens of St. Petersburg, the name “Pulkovo” brings thoughts of packed luggage, check-in lines, and airline peanuts. But just a mere 4 kilometers away from Pulkovo Airport you’ll find the Pulkovo Observatory – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and underappreciated landmark that you’ll enjoy whether you are down to earth or have your head up in the clouds.
Immerse yourself into the mysteries of the High Renaissance and their reverberations in art, travel to the thick of the swinging hippy ‘60s, get your eco-cap on with a green festival, and indulge in chef-d’oeuvres of opera from all over the world: a culturally rich weekend in St. Petersburg (and its colorful environs) awaits!
Theatrical performances in Yelagin Park, Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theater, a knight tournament in Vyborg and, of course, Navy Day – this weekend is jam-packed with cool events for you to attend!
Over 400 Scientists from All Over the World to Discuss Key Trends in Nanophotonics and Metamaterials at METANANO 2019
METANANO 2019, the fourth conference on nanophotonics and metamaterials, has started in St. Petersburg. The annual event brings together top scientists from universities and research centers of Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the US, the UK and other countries. This year, the conference, which is organized by ITMO University’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, has an even larger geographic representation and the number of speakers and participants. More than 400 specialists will share about the latest achievements in nanophotonics, metamaterials, biophotonics, quantum technologies and other topical scientific fields.