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  • Yandex’s New Contest Lets Students Try Their Hand at Teaching IT

    Yandex Academy, the tech company’s educational branch, has launched a contest which lets Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students enrolled in IT-related programs aid their lecturers. The winners will be offered a temporary position as teaching assistants for the next one or two semesters. The application deadline is May 22. Keep reading to find out more about the various responsibilities that this job entails.


  • Fake Statham, Real Scams: What Are Deepfakes and How To Fight Them

    Jason Statham buys a country house in Russia to celebrate his 60th birthday with Margot Robbie and Keanu Reeves. However far removed from reality this seems, it is the premise of the 2022 Russian deepfake-based web series PMJason. But deepfakes are not just about transplanting Hollywood stars into Russian villages, as they can also be used to scam whole companies for millions of dollars. We teamed up with Ilya Popov, the head of the Laboratory of Validation and Verification of Complex Technical Systems of ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, to find out how deepfakes are made and how not to be fooled by them. 


  • Researchers Explain: All About Carbon Dots And Their Medical Applications

    Carbon nanoparticles (or carbon dots) are a recent and lucky discovery that has managed to become one of the most popular scientific trends of the last 15 years. Their biocompatibility and solubility, among other properties, make them highly useful in diagnostics and therapy of some of the most severe conditions, as well as in biosensing, bioimaging, environmental monitoring, optoelectronics, and other fields. We caught up with Elena Ushakova, the head of the Laboratory of Light-Emitting Carbon Quantum Nanostructures and PI of the Functionalized Carbon Nanoparticles group, to ask her all about carbon dots, their synthesis, and the promise they hold. 


  • How to Sleep Well When You’re Anxious

    Anxiety leads to trouble sleeping, which in its turn worsens both mental and physical health. Are there any well-tried ways to relieve stress and improve your sleeping habits? We asked Elena Sharapanovskaya, the head of ITMO’s Medical, Psychological and Social Assistance Center, and Vera Yablokova, a doctor and the head of ITMO’s First Aid Post, to answer this and other related questions.


  • How to Stop Reading Bad News and Calm Down

    If you are, too, constantly on your phone reading news, read this article instead to learn from Evgeniya Ostasheva, a psychologist at ITMO’s Medical, Psychological and Social Assistance Center, why we fall victim to doomscrolling, what lies behind this obsession, and how we can stay in the loop without allowing bad news to overwhelm us.


  • Traveling at the Speed of Light: What Is Special Relativity?

    In 1915, Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity famously revolutionized our understanding of gravity. However, it’s a lesser-known fact that special relativity was the precursor of this discovery. In this article, we talk to Georgy Sizykh, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics, about the way the theory of special relativity came to be, how it can help us slow down aging, and what is the connection between space and time.


  • FAQ: Dealing With Anxiety

    There are many reasons why we might feel anxiety – from global events and crises to exams or our everyday chores. But what are the mechanisms behind it? And are there any experimentally proven ways to overcome anxiety? With these questions, we turned to researchers from ITMO’s Center for Neuroscience in Education, headed by Maxim Likhanov, a participant of ITMO’s Fellowship & Professorship program. The center has recently launched a project aiming to develop and implement techniques that will improve the mental well-being of ITMO students.


  • How Scientists Prove Vaccine Efficacy and Safety

    Before a vaccine becomes publicly available, researchers conduct dozens of studies to prove its efficacy and safety. Leading scientific journals keep publishing papers on how current coronavirus vaccines work and can save us from severe cases of the disease. How do scientists analyze new vaccines and assess their safety? How can you understand their conclusions without a degree in medicine? Anton Barchuk, an epidemiologist, head of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Health Research and ITMO’s Public Health Sciences Master’s program, answered these and other questions for ITMO.NEWS.


  • Ten Questions On Physical Experiments

    Every day, scientists around the world conduct thousands of experiments. The best ones get featured in prestigious international journals. How do you achieve this? How to conduct an experiment and what do you do if it fails? Prof. Sergey Makarov, head researcher at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering and head of the Laboratory of Hybrid Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics, answered these and other questions for ITMO.NEWS.


  • People Need You: Volunteering at ITMO University

    The volunteering movement is rapidly growing: more and more people start to recognize the importance of рrotecting the environment and their city, as well as helping people around them and those less fortunate. At ITMO University, this task lies with the Volunteer Center that in 2020 was named the best among other university centers. In this article, Alena Tarasova, a curator of ITMO’s Volunteer Center, speaks about volunteering at ITMO and its benefits.