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  • ITMO Scientists’ Research Among the Year’s Top 30 Studies According to Optics & Photonics News

    Every year, the December issue of Optics & Photonics News includes a list of the year’s 30 most impactful studies in the field of optics and photonics. This year, it features research by scientists from ITMO University who have succeeded in demonstrating record-breaking efficiency in light coupling at large incidence angles. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Oleh Yermakov, one of the authors of the study and a researcher at the university’s Faculty of Physics, to find out how the team plans to develop their research in the future.


  • ITMO Rated Russia’s Best University in Optics by U.S. News & World Report

    The U.S. News & World Report media company has published its annual global and subject-specific rankings of the world’s universities. ITMO University was included in the top-10 list of Russian universities and debuted in first place among Russian universities in the Best Global Universities for Optics ranking.


  • Scientists Make Quantum Germanium “Islands” Glow With Hundredfold Intensity

    A team of Russian scientists including researchers from ITMO University, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, the Institute for Physics of Microstructures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, and Lomonosov Moscow State University succeeded in enhancing the luminance of quantum dots on a silicon substrate. The methods used by the scientists can help create next generation microchips that will receive and transfer information from a computer to a fiber-optic network a lot faster. The article was published in Laser & Photonics Review.


  • Brain as a Hologram: Exploring Vision at ITMO’s Museum of Optics

    Interdisciplinarity is all the rage right now, and it’s no longer chic to stay within the narrow boundaries of your own subject. By now, you would have definitely heard about infochemistry or bioinformatics, but what about combining physics and neurophysiology? In this article, we will tell you how these subjects converge at ITMO’s Museum of Optics that creates a unique environment for new insights into vision and mind. 


  • Ancient Art & Science, or What Killed the Medusa

    ITMO professor Sergei Stafeev recently delivered a lecture in which he spoke about how Greek philosophers succeeded in discovering many of the laws of optics, how these discoveries were reflected in art, and what’s similar about the story of Medusa and one of the Harry Potter books. ITMO.NEWS put down the main ideas.


  • Quantum Science and Laser Spectroscopy: ITMO Hosts 12th Fundamental Problems of Optics Conference

    This Monday, the 12th Fundamental Problems of Optics conference kicked off at ITMO University. This year’s key topics of discussion are quantum communications and the development of theoretical knowledge regarding 6G data transfer. 


  • Scientific Seminars by ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering Are Now Available Online

    There are different ways that you could make use of the period of restrictions necessitated by the ongoing pandemic. One of these is self-education, taking online courses, watching video lectures. The staff over at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering have decided to take a step further and moved their traditional seminars on theoretical physics, nano-optics and microwave technologies to online. The seminars allow you to listen to world-renowned scientists talking about their latest work, ongoing experiments and the cutting edge of science beyond the popular science format.


  • “Best Choice I’ve Ever Made”: ITMO Graduate Kseniya Zavatskaya on Her Education and Career in Optics

    Kseniya Zavatskaya studied quantum electronics for her Bachelor’s, but never found a solid application for the knowledge she acquired. As a Master’s student at ITMO University, she discovered her future calling and found employment less than a month after graduation. Kseniya spoke to ITMO.NEWS and explained why she chose applied optics, how her career has unfolded since, and what advice she would give to future engineers.


  • ITMO University During the Second World War

    On May 9, 2020 we celebrate victory in the most horrifying war in the history of humanity, the Second World War, for the 75th time. Its history is compiled out of millions of stories about people, cities, villages, institutes, theaters, and museums. Together with the Historical Museum of ITMO University, we would like to share stories about our heroes, as well as challenges and triumphs that our university went through during those four years.


  • Not Conflict, But Synergy: On Salvador Dali’s Relationship with Science

    Sergei Stafeev, a professor at ITMO University and a leading expert on optics and art & science, will deliver a lecture titled “Salvador Dali and Science” on February 6 as part of a major exhibition of the Spanish artist’s works. He will examine the examples of harmonious synthesis of science and art, as well as the mutual influence between these fields in the 20th century. We spoke with Professor Stafeev to find out more about the exhibition, Dali’s scientific endeavors, and notable works in the field of art & science.