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On May 30, during a special ceremony, 53 young scientists from St. Petersburg's universities and institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg were given presidential grants. ITMO University was represented by five researchers who received grants in the Physics and Astronomy category. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, the researchers shared about their research.
14 years ago, ITMO University conducted the first inter-university conference for young scientists. At that time, about a hundred young researchers participated in the event,and the program consisted of six sections. Since then, the conference got national recognition and eventually got the status of a congress. Last Tuesday, the IV Congress of Young Scientists took place. This time, its program includes 50 sections, 20 sessions of different science schools and 3 round tables. Several contests were also part of the event, including the one on science reports that allowed its winners enter a Master's program at ITMO University without taking any exams. More than two thousand young scientists and students gathered for the conference this time. ITMO.NEWS spoke to some of the participants so as to learn their opinion on the current state of scientific community in Russia and the position of the younger generation of researchers in it.