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  • ITMO University Starts Lectures at New Holland

    Every year, the New Holland Island hosts Open Lecture Hall, a series of regular lectures and other educational events for visitors of the city’s trendiest public space. Among the project’s partners are the European University in St. Petersburg, the Higher School of Economics, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as other cultural and educational organizations. Starting this April, ITMO University joins the project and launches its own series of lectures on science and technology.

    02.04.2019

  • How Sciences Falter: Historian on Dermatoglyphics and Phrenology

    There are many companies in Russia that offer to test one’s innate abilities based on their fingerprints. In fact, such tests are long deemed pseudoscientific, and those who do them can be compared with palm-readers and astrologists. Ivan Shirobokov, a doctoral candidate in History and staff member of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), has recently delivered a lecture where he explained the popularity of pseudoscientific forecasts. ITMO.NEWS put down the bullet points.

    27.03.2019

  • Plastic Cards from Magnetic Stripes to Apple Pay: How Payment Industry Changed Over 70 Years

    Do you know how your bank card operates? How is security of transactions ensured? And why a wrong amount of money can be deducted from your card when paying for goods abroad? These questions were answered by Dmitry Kochelaev, an ITMO graduate and the head of development at Solanteq, a company specializing in innovative payment solutions, in his open lecture for the Open Fintech series at ITMO University. Here are the keynotes.

    26.03.2019

  • University of Pretoria Scientists on Applications of Metabolic Analysis

    How do scientists work with living cells? And how can advanced software be of help in this line of research? On March 14 at the seminar “The Fundamentals of NMR and GC-MS metabolic synthesis with the use of the SIMCA program”, professor Jacobus Johannes Marion Meyer from the University of Pretoria and his graduate assistant Sewes Alberts expanded on these issues. The event was organized by ITMO’s Biotechnologies of the Third Millennium International Research Center.

    22.03.2019

  • What Are Vernacular Regions and Why Study Them?

    Should we perceive a city according to its administrative layout, or it is better to consider how its citizens fathom the urban environment? In the late 1960s, American geographists introduced the term “vernacular region”. In recent years, Russian urban scientists also started to research this subject. At a joint seminar organized by ITMO’s Institute of Design and Urban Studies and MLA+, experts discussed why it’s necessary to study regions that are not outlined by official borders, and how that can contribute to improving the urban environment.

    20.03.2019

  • Founder of CourseBurg.ru Aleksander Alkhov on the ABC of Entrepreneurship

    What is the proper way to conduct market analysis? How does one come up with a market strategy? Upon entering the market, many fledgling entrepreneurs fail to come up with a thorough strategy and disregard many instruments that would help them to succeed. Eventually, the ignorance of simple concepts can lead to bankruptcy, believes Aleksander Alkhov, founder of the CourseBurg.ru educational service and specialist in marketing and promotion of companies on national and international markets. At a recent workshop for ITMO’s Future Technologies accelerator, the expert expanded on budding entrepreneurs’ typical mistakes and spoke about the first steps for promoting one’s product.

    13.03.2019

  • From Leucippus to Dmitri Mendeleev: History of Periodic Table

    2019 was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as the International Year of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The discovery of the periodic table in 1869 was a major breakthrough in the field of chemistry. Its publication laid the foundation for rapid development of this complex yet extremely interesting science, while the history of its invention is full of myths and legends. According to one of them, the scientist saw the table in a dream. In his open lecture at the Mendeleev Center, Eugeniy Kalinin, a lecturer at St. Petersburg State University, shared about the path the humanity made to discover the periodic table of chemical elements. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the lecture.

    06.03.2019

  • Head of Greenhouse of Social Technologies on Making the Best of AI

    The role of technology grows with each passing day, but what about the public awareness of our ability to control its consequences? At an open lecture dedicated to the topics of comprehension, transparency, and accountability of digital systems that took place in St. Petersburg, Head of the Greenhouse of Social Technologies Alexey Sidorenko spoke about both the advantages that AI offers and the potential dangers associated with its development.

    27.02.2019

  • Head of Greenhouse of Social Technologies on Making the Best of AI

    The role of technology grows with each passing day, but what about the public awareness of our ability to control its consequences? At an open lecture dedicated to the topics of comprehension, transparency, and accountability of digital systems that took place in St. Petersburg, Head of the Greenhouse of Social Technologies Alexey Sidorenko spoke about both the advantages that AI offers and the potential dangers associated with its development.

    27.02.2019

  • 4 Inspiring Startup Success Stories (And How They Did It)

    In 2013, the Cowboy Ventures founder Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn” to refer to startups worth $1 billion or more, and the number of such companies is growing every year. For those who want to hear the most promising startups’ success stories, the Future Technologies accelerator has recently hosted a lecture by the marketing expert Dave Vasquez about the likes of Slack, Airbnb, Uber, and Stripe and the marketing strategies that fueled their growth.

    18.02.2019