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  • ITMO University and Bosch Launch Research Project in Active Matter Physics

    ITMO University and Bosch corporation have signed an agreement on conducting research in the field of active matter physics, a field hitherto not studied in Russia. Within the joint project, researchers are working with clusters of macro- and microparticles that can migrate and regroup into new structures. In the future, this project will result in new technologies for the energy  industry, manufacturing, and healthcare. 


  • ITMO PhD Student ‪Pavel Tonkaev‬ on His Path to Science and Applied Nanophotonics

    Pavel Tonkaev started his Master’s at ITMO University in 2017 after graduating from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). Since his second year here, Pavel has been studying perovskite materials in nanophotonics and optoelectronics. Current studies suggest that these materials may not only become the future of solar energy but also set the stage for various other technologies, from the creation of sensitive photodetectors to the study of living cells. In this article, Pavel talks about how to get into research in the second year of your Bachelor's, how his discoveries can help people in the future, and why scientists shouldn’t stick to one perspective.


  • New Interdisciplinary Collaboration Combining Particle Physics and Nanophotonics

    Headed by Rector Vladimir Vasilyev, a delegation of scientists from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering has recently returned from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) located in Dubna, Moscow Oblast. JINR is an international intergovernmental scientific organization that conducts research in the fields of nuclear and particle physics, as well as the physics of condensed media. The visit paid by ITMO University’s physicists will result in a large-scale interdisciplinary collaboration and the launch of a new field of research for the university. 


  • Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 in Brief: Changing Climate and Ordered Chaos

    Yesterday, on October 5, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to scientists who contributed to “our understanding of complex systems.” Here is our take on what this contribution was and how everyone will benefit from it. 


  • Physics and Chemistry: Nobel Prize Predictions for 2021

    Today marks the start of the Nobel Prize season. While the Committee is all set to announce the names of the greatest minds in physics and chemistry, various research companies and experts remain true to the long-standing tradition of making predictions for possible winners. Although their forecasts are rarely right, they highlight the biggest breakthroughs that hold the greatest promise for global science. Before the results are announced, here is what you need to know about recent laureates and the most promising inventions in exact and natural sciences.


  • ITMO University Hosts METANANO 2021: Poster Sessions in Gather.Town and Even More International Participants

    METANANO is the only conference in Russia that focuses on nanophotonics and metamaterials. It is organized by ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering and the Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics and annually attracts hundreds of researchers from Europe, Asia, the USA, and Russia. Read on to learn what the conference was like this year and how it is different from classic scientific events.


  • Scientists Develop Compact Nanolaser with Unique Properties

    A team of researchers from the ITMO University’s School of Physics and Engineering, the Nonlinear Physics Center at the Australian National University (ANU), and Korea University has developed a compact nanolaser based on a photonic crystal waveguide with super-high efficiency. The device is a photonic structure and is notable for its small size compared to its counterparts. An article about this device was published in Nature Communications.


  • ITMO Student Devises Smart Backpack for On-the-Go Recharging

    What do you do if you’re out late, your phone’s dead, and you need a ride? Maksim Myagkih, a student at ITMO’s Faculty of Photonics, has designed a prototype of a powered backpack that charges up when you walk. We asked Maksim how fast you’ll need to run to charge your phone, what other devices are compatible with the backpack, and whether it can replace the common portable charger or power bank in the future. 


  • ITMO Researchers Find a Way to Control Localized Light

    Scientists from ITMO University, the National University of Colombia, and the University of Siena have developed a metasurface with a unique structure and properties. The proposed solution makes it possible to generate surface waves with new characteristics, transfer them from point to point while maintaining their initial polarization, and therefore improve information communication. The relevant article is published in Physical Review X.


  • ITMO Hosts Sixth Metanano School on Photonics of 2D Materials

    Metanano School in nanophotonics and metamaterials took place at ITMO University on July 19-23. Each year, leading Russian and international scientists come together at the school to give lectures and practical classes for students from all over the world.