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  • The Future of Hard Drives: Hot Bits and Laser Recordings

    Alexandra Kalashnikova, head of the Ferroics Physics Laboratory at the Ioffe Institute and an associate professor at ITMO, has given a public talk at the Open Lectorium at New Holland Island. In an hour, she explained why we still use magnetic hard drives and will keep doing so in the coming decades. 

    31.03.2021

  • What Fashion and Urban Design Have in Common

    Why is the fashion of the future related to cities? How to make the production of clothes more eco-friendly? Olga Johnston Antonova, a leading expert in sustainable fashion in Russia and creator of the Redshift in Fashion project, talked about the eco-footprint of the fashion industry and common goals of urban design and fashion at an online lecture for ITMO students.

    19.01.2021

  • Watermelon Snow and Palm-Size Snowflakes: Exciting Facts About Snow

    How many points does a snowflake really have? How does its structure inspire mathematicians and game developers? Where does the most snow fall? And why isn’t it always white? We recently visited a discussion, held as part of the Break Down by Atoms popular science initiative, and wrote down some of the most fascinating, surprising, and coolest facts about snow.

    05.01.2021

  • Harvard Professor Stefanie Stantcheva on the Role of Surveys and Experiments in Economy

    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.

    15.10.2020

  • Nuclear Physics in Popular Movies: How Real Is That?

    Does Tony Stark have a heart? How did Doc manage to send DeLorean into the future? Why was Homer Simpson allowed to work at a nuclear plant? Sergey Pravosud, a graduate of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, discussed the most popular myths from the world of cinema at an open lecture arranged by the Atomic Energy Information Center in Tomsk. We summarized it for you.

    03.09.2020

  • Evolutionary Biologist: The Brain Attracts a Lot of Attention, but We Still Don’t Know Much About It

    Philipp Khaitovich, an evolutionary biologist and professor at the Skoltech Center for Neurobiology and Brain Restoration, has held an online lecture about the most complex and mysterious human organ – the brain. ITMO.NEWS wrote down the main talking points.

    25.06.2020

  • The Internet is Aging Fast: Yandex’s Grigory Bakunov on 2020’s Tech Trends

    Throughout last week, ITMO hosted the events of the “I am a Professional” competition’s Winter School. 180 students from 43 Russian regions came to this educational program that was organized by ITMO in collaboration with Sberbank. On its first day, Grigory Bakunov, director of technology distribution at Yandex, gave a lecture on trends that will affect business and technologies in the near future.

    17.02.2020

  • Myths about Aging and Its Reversibility

    Will humanity ever stop aging and dying? Does fasting really prolong one’s life? And what does the naked sand rat have to do with it? Dmitriy Madera, head of the molecular genetics department of the innovative company BIOCAD, gave a detailed lecture on the issues of aging at the Okhta-8 creative space.

    30.01.2020

  • We Were Born In the Stars: An Astrophysicist’s Lecture at ITMO

    Alexander Ivanchik, an astrophysicist with a PhD in Physics and Mathematics and a researcher at the Ioffe Institute, gave a lecture on the Open Day of ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering. Read on to learn about the history of cosmology and the stories of Nobel Prize Laureates who studied space. 

    06.12.2019

  • Nanoblogging, Twitter Reincarnation and Instagram-Archives Monetization: Founder of Hello blogger On Current Digital Trends

    In 2019, there are over 500 million blogs on the Internet, with a new post published every 0.5 seconds and read by 77% of all internet users, according to data provided by 99firms. How hasthe blogosphere changed over the last five years? Why is YouTube becoming more and more like TV while we are getting used to non-stop content consumption? And can you make a living from a blog without millions of followers? All the latest blogging trends, as well as predictions and expectations in the field were covered in a lecture by Tatiana Ivanova, the founder and CEO of the Hello blogger group. It has only been operating for eight years, but it has already organized more than 2,000 advertising campaigns and over 30 events ranging from Vidfest to VKfest. The lecture was part of ITMO’s Marketorium Forum and here are some of its highlights. 

    18.11.2019