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  • Picture of the Week: Formation of Thin Glass Spheres

    The title image demonstrates the formation of a thin-walled glass sphere with the aid of laser radiation and evaporating substances.


  • Holography, Space Science, and More: A Timeline of Science at ITMO

    In the mid-20th century, LITMO scientists developed the first computers; today, researchers at the university develop advanced algorithms while ITMO is the world’s only seven-time champion of ICPC – the most prestigious programming competition. The “father of Russian holography,” Yuri Denisyuk, studied and worked at ITMO; it was the place where the first lasers and mirrors for space telescopes were developed. Today ITMO scientists continue to advance these fields further.


  • Lithium-Ion Batteries, Space and How Oxygen Affects Cells: 118th Nobel Week Results

    The 118th Nobel Week, which recently drew to a close in Stockholm, was marked by awards to outstanding scientists, inventors and those who work in the fields of art and politics. As per the tradition, the candidates were chosen by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Read on to learn about the laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine. 


  • ITMO Scientists Created a Surface Allowing Loss-Free Propagation and Management of Light

    Physicists from ITMO University have developed the first synthetic dielectric surface where the propagation of electromagnetic waves isn’t hampered by existing defects and can be manipulated. In the future, such a structure will enable the creation of more reliable optical devices and communication circuits. The findings were published in Applied Physics Letters. The project was supported by the Russian Science Foundation. 


  • Dmitri Mendeleev: Everything You Need to Know About the Inventor of Periodic Table

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of discovery of the Periodic System by the Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev, the UN proclaimed 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Dmitri Mendeleev remains one of the most notable Russian scientists of all times. But what do we know about him? Igor Dmitriev, a professor at St. Petersburg State University and the director of the Mendeleev Museum, gave a lecture at the Nekrasov library, where he dispelled all the myths about Mendeleev and shed some light on the life of the famous chemist.


  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018: World-Changing Inventions

    The Nobel week has just ended in Stockholm. Scientists Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou, and Donna Strickland were awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for breakthroughs in the field of lasers. According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, “the inventions being honored this year have revolutionized laser physics”. In this article, ITMO researchers talk about the significance of the inventions.