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In December 2019, Paris hosted the Smart NanoMaterials (SNAIA2019) international conference, which brought together specialists in the field of nanophotonics, optoelectronics, quantum calculations and others. Supporting the conference was ITMO University, which organized a symposium chaired by Olga Smolyanskaya, an associate professor at the Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information and head of the Laboratory of Femtomedicine. In the course of two days, the participants of the symposium, researchers from Russia, France, the UK and other countries, discussed the latest trends in the field of terahertz technologies and shared the results of their research with each other.
ITMO University Professor Oleg Stepanov Elected a Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor Oleg Stepanov from ITMO University’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He is actively involved in research of optimal methods for processing measurement data and its application in navigation systems design. The scientist does not only conduct research and give lectures to university students but also heads the research and educational center of Elektropribor, a leading Russian institute in the field of high-precision navigation, gyroscopy and gravimetry. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Oleg Stepanov shares his thoughts about the opportunities that the Academy’s membership opens up, the use of AI solutions in navigation systems, as well as gives advice to those just starting their career in this field.
A specialist in business English, John Kuti is spearheading the virtual learning initiatives at ITMO University's Foreign Language Training Center. He talked to us about his experience in Russia, tips for learning languages and philosophical approach to life.
This Sunday, the results of the Form of Kindness award have been announced in St. Petersburg. The citizens of St. Petersburg have chosen 25 people in 25 nominations, who will help the city administration solve various social problems and support those who need help. Among the winners is a representative of ITMO University, head of ITMO’s Student Volunteer Center Andrey Zlenko.
It’s been a long, eventful year; let’s take a look back at the events, names, and ideas that defined 2018 for ITMO University.
Do you know how ITMO’s First Vice Rector Daria Kozlova spends her summer? Our friends from Megabyte Media spoke to Dr. Kozlova and learned how to turn a business trip into a vacation, what to read on holidays and how to make the best of a winter trip.
When we first introduced it as one of our core values, many were shocked. But the truth is for most of us ITMO University is more than a job – it’s a deep commitment, it’s fun, it’s family. It’s the knowledge that what we do together is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s late nights and early flights. It’s thinking big and investing even bigger. It’s completely changing education and science in Russia, and putting a heart on it.
Mikhail Titov talks about how to build a scientific career in Europe and how many languages one needs to know for this.
Sergei Kozlov, Dean of ITMO’s Department of Photonics and Optical Information Technologies was officially awarded the honorary title "Honored Science Worker of the Russian Federation". The title is awarded for significant contribution to the development of science, creation of new scientific schools and outstanding achievements in training young sciencists. The official ceremony for the award was held on December 15 in Smolny Palace, which is the seat of St. Petersburg’s administration. Professor Kozlov told ITMO.NEWS about his scientific interests, ideal team, criteria for successful research and development and new promising areas in photonics.
The Novosmolenskaya Embankment at Vasilievsky Island is well known to those living on the island near "Primorskaya” metro station and the rest of St. Petersburg’s dwellers. Locals and guests of the Northern capital come here to photograph sunsets, gracefully reflected in the smooth waters of the Smolenka River; see some of the apartment-buildings which are the record holders for the number of flats in them (house No. 1 has 1,483 apartments, for instance); enjoy the architectural complex of the embankment and so-called houses "on chicken legs", which have become one of the symbols of the non-standard approach to the city architecture in St. Petersburg. Despite the fact that the Novosmolenskaya Embankment is a center of attraction not only for the district residents, but for other groups of people, it’s experiencing some obvious problems these days. To name a few, poor lighting and fragile ecology. Natalya Bystryantseva, Head of ITMO’s Higher School of Lighting Design, speaks about a new unique concept developed jointly with Lensvet, a St. Petersburg State Unitary Enterprise. City Planning and Architecture Committee of St. Petersburg is leading this joint project, which will turn the Novosmolenskaya embankment into a new communications platform thanks to the introduction of new technologies and a unique light design solution.