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  • Research is an Ongoing Process: ITMO Fellow Dmitry Glazov on Studying Dark Matter

    Scientists at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics are conducting atomic and molecular experiments, which are essential to understanding the universe, finding dark matter, and building the nuclear clock. In this article, Dmitry Glazov, a laureate of the ITMO Fellowship program, weighs in on the merits of such experiments and explains why studying atoms and molecules is vital to the discovery of dark matter.


  • Get to Know the ITMO.NEWS International Editorial Team

    Within the Internationalization Office, a department that seeks to make ITMO fully accessible to international guests both online and offline, there is a group of people responsible for English-language content on ITMO.NEWS. They tell you all about ITMO, quirky Russian traditions, self-improvement experiments, and the things we are passionate about. On social media, they entertain you with handy tips, home-cooked memes, and all sorts of engaging content. But who are they? Read on to find out.


  • Natalia Iakovchenko: Bridging Scientific Borders as USERN Ambassador for Russia

    In a significant development at the 8th USERN Congress held in Yerevan (Armenia), Natalia Iakovchenko, a researcher and lecturer at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, was appointed as the Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) Ambassador for Russia. The appointment was made in recognition of Prof. Iakovchenko’s outstanding contributions to science and her commitment to fostering international collaboration.


  • Physicist Andrey Bogdanov on How ITMO Helps School Students Become Scientists

    Once an aspiring teen himself, Andrey Bogdanov now inspires today’s schoolkids to pursue careers in science. In this interview, the researcher explains how to talk to kids about nanophotonics and metamaterials, reflects on whether it’s worth it to prepare future scientists from school, and expands on what ITMO does in this field.


  • Explore the Universe or Deliver Memes: ITMO Fellow Alisa Chaikovskaya Talks Particle Physics

    Physics of elementary particles explores the tiniest building blocks of the universe to explain how it developed and came into being. One recent discovery in the field was the Higgs boson, which contributed to our understanding of what happened in the universe after the Big Bang. In order to solve the many remaining mysteries of particle physics, scientists develop theoretical models. ITMO Fellow Alisa Chaikovskaya is one such scientist – in this interview, we asked her about her work, spin particles, and their applications.


  • Up in Space: ITMO Turns 123

    On March 26, ITMO turned 123, but the celebrations, as per tradition, lasted the whole preceding week. There were business games, board game nights, art workshops, and even a family festival, ITMO Family Day Mini. Here’s our recap of all the fun that unfolded last week at ITMO.


  • Burnout in Academia: How It Happens and How To Prevent It

    No professional field is safe from burnout – and academia is no exception. We talked to Elena Ushakova, an ITMO PI and head of the Functionalized Carbon Nanoparticles project, about the effects of burnout on researchers and how it can be prevented.


  • Bringing New Technologies Closer: ITMO PI Mikhail Petrov Talks Quantum Nanophotonics, Optical Levitation, and Research Management

    Coming from a family of physicists, Mikhail Petrov didn’t have to think long to choose his career path. His career started at one of the best schools in the city, then led him to Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, to Finland, and finally – to ITMO, where he works on his own research, leading a team of young scientists. Among the several projects developed by his team is quantum memory, as well as optical levitation and optical tweezers. In this article, he shares how fundamental research fosters next-gen technologies and offers tips on managing a team of theoretical physicists.


  • ITMO’s Second Leadership Accelerator Opens Applications

    The ITMO/Leader accelerator is dedicated to developing key competencies of ITMO’s staff. Its participants will learn how to manage business processes, build teams, and create roadmaps. The program will start on March 13. Keep reading to find out more about the accelerator and how to sign up.


  • Meet the Winners of ITMO.Love Awards

    Do you meet every single one of your deadlines? Always go on bike rides with the Rector? Maybe you put together an interdisciplinary team that created an awesome new project? Or are you simply always there for your colleagues when they need it? To recognize the contributions of ITMO employees who work to improve this university, ITMO hosted its first annual ITMO.Love awards! In total, the contest received 247 submissions, with 9 of them declared the winners by audience vote. Read on to find out who won the hearts and votes of the ITMO.Family.