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Results of the research performed by a joint team of physicists from ITMO University, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI", and the Australian National University, can be used to design highly efficient compact elements for microwave and optical devices, particularly elements for optical computers.
Stefanie Stantcheva, one of 2018’s best young economists according to The Economist, has recently given a talk as part of a guest lecture series at the New Economic School (NES) and talked about why the public's perceptions of economic problems are valuable for scientists. In this article, ITMO.NEWS sums up the main points of her speech.
The pandemic and self-isolation have ruined plans of many scientists: the conferences are postponed, the publishing of articles is delayed, and many projects are frozen. However, research activities are taking place. For example, ITMO University scientists have created a terahertz holographic spectrometer that they need for studying vortex beams of electromagnetic radiation at home. This research is a part of developing new efficient technologies for wireless data transmission. ITMO.NEWS asked the creators of the device how they managed to make it during self-isolation.
Hello, we are Anastasias, and we are coffee addicts. We love coffee for so many reasons: the rich taste, the delicious aroma of roasted beans, the feeling of excitement and euphoria caffeine evokes in us, and just the ritual of taking a rest from your daily routine and sitting down with a cup of latte. However, though reinvigorating and delicious, coffee has its fair share of drawbacks, as it increases anxiety, reduces sleep and causes energy spikes and crashes. So we decided to do the unspeakable: attempt to give up coffee for a week. Will we make it out alive? Let’s find out!
A group of lecturers and PhD students from the Higher School of Economics (HSE), along with a researcher from ITMO University’s Science Communication Master’s program went on an unconventional sociological expedition called “Koltushi. Into Pavlov’s scientific world.” The researchers spent two weeks observing the way employees at Pavlov Institute of Physiology work and interact with each other. Read on to learn more on how to tell physiologists and doctors apart, why physiologists give each other lemons on New Year, and why the lives of scientists should be studied.
American scientists from the Oregon State University studied cats’ attachment to their owners. Some time before, the specialists had already come to the conclusion that dogs and small children have similar attachment to their close ones, but cats’ behavior is quite different: they are more independent. The article’s authors conducted an experiment to tell whether cats can love as strongly as kids or dogs.
The staff of ITMO University’s International Laboratory of Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies have recently published an article in a prestigious journal Scientific Reports. Their work explores the advantages of the Z-scan method with pulsed terahertz radiation. Based on the results of their research, the scientists proposed a set of recommendations for future studies of nonlinear properties of terahertz radiation. Read on to learn more about the authors of the article and practical applications of their work.
European XFEL is a research facility housing the world’s most powerful X-ray free-electron laser, which allows scientists to observe chemical reactions, decipher the structure of complex biological objects, and solve other topical tasks. In 2018, ITMO University scientists for the first time gained full independent access to the facility’s equipment and carried out research on a new class of materials. This fall, they will use the facility to work with the ultrafast demagnetization effect to consequently apply it in high-speed magnetic storage devices.
ITMO scientists have been the first to describe new features of dielectric nanoparticles’ optical response using an improved method for electromagnetic field analysis that can take into account more complex configurations of bias currents inside the objects. These effects allow to better understand the processes in nanoparticles and adjust their behavior for more efficient light control in devices such as nanolasers or sensors. The results have been published in Laser and Photonics Reviews and selected as materials for the issue cover.
The European XFEL is a research facility with the most powerful X-ray laser in the world, which provides scientists with ultrashort X-ray flashes, allowing them to observe chemical reactions, decipher the structure of complex biological objects and solve other topical tasks. Russian researchers had already participated in the European XFEL’s projects, but only as part of an international research group. In October 2018, a group of scientists from ITMO University gained independent access to the facility’s equipment and conducted research on a new class of materials.