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Well the weather outside is frightful – so why don’t you seek solace in a cozy cinema theater, or, blessed be the streaming services, your home instead? Here’s our specially curated selection of the latest, or up-and-coming, movie and TV releases to help you decide what to watch this holiday season. (PS: and here is our last year’s Christmassy films best-of should you feel you wanna get the festive movie party going!)
Fiery songs, vibrant dances, inspiring creativity and endless energy make ITMO.Megabattle an incredible experience for teams and spectators, and bring one School (“Megafaculty”) the coveted prize.
Free entry to the Hermitage, Italian cinema, a photo exhibition of 19th-century St. Petersburg and a holiday fair: a culture-heavy and diverse weekend awaits!
This December started with the announcement of the results of the Government of St. Petersburg Award Competition for academic staff. ITMO University lecturers Ekaterina Sokolova, Anastasia Pavlova and Alexander Vasiliev are among the winners. ITMO.NEWS attended the ceremony to ask the award-winning lecturers how they got into teaching, how to create a modern lecture course and what are the secrets of filing an award application.
The results of the ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) semifinals were announced on December 1. Over 100 student teams from the European part of Russia, the Ural region, Belarus and the Baltic states solved problems competing for the right to take part in the finals of the biggest programming contest in the world, which will take place in Moscow on June 26, 2020. The team from St. Petersburg State University was the absolute winner of the semifinals, with ITMO University’s team also coming away with gold medals.
Winter is coming, so brace yourselves with this ice-cool playlist of our music favorites from the month of November!
A research group from St. Petersburg including ITMO University specialists demonstrated a new transparent material that can be applied to screens of portable electronic devices. This self-cleaning material can destroy all the disease-causing bacteria on its surface and can, therefore, also be used in medicine. The discovery and its methodology were published in Materials Today Communications.
Smoothly slide into winter with our regular overview of the best weekend events in St. Petersburg! Featuring: two fairs, one holiday-themed and one with a soupçon of such; a snazzy digital exhibition and an international festival of gingerbread art!
Can cells measure the amount of oxygen around them? And why do they need it? How do they react to the changing conditions? This evasive mechanism of an animal cell had been in the dark for a very long time. It was the work of William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza that finally shed light on this mechanism, earning them the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. Ekaterina Umnyakova, a senior researcher at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, explained what this discovery means for modern science, and especially for cancer treatment research. Her lecture took place at the Lermontov Central Library within the framework of the “Nobel Prize in the Open Living Room 2019” project.
What’s a better way to fight the frost than a giant bowl of steaming-hot ramen? Here’re some of the best Asian cuisine places that are a non-freezing distance away from campus.