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  • Traveling at the Speed of Light: What Is Special Relativity?

    In 1915, Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity famously revolutionized our understanding of gravity. However, it’s a lesser-known fact that special relativity was the precursor of this discovery. In this article, we talk to Georgy Sizykh, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics, about the way the theory of special relativity came to be, how it can help us slow down aging, and what is the connection between space and time.

    18.08.2022

  • ITMO Physicists Create Unclonable Anti-Counterfeiting Silicon Labels

    Scientists from ITMO University developed unclonable anti-counterfeiting labels, which are based on silicon nanoparticles modified with a laser. It’s impossible to change the color, structure, and location of the particles: these parameters are random, which makes the label safe from counterfeiting. In order to check if it’s authentic, all you need to do is upload its picture into a special program.

    15.08.2022

  • Top Ten Questions from ITMO’s Endless Science Livestream

    This summer, ITMO held the longest popular science livestream at VK Fest: 24 hours in which researchers answered 700 questions from the audience. The star guests and viewers wanted to know when people will fly to Mars, if there will ever be a time machine, and what are the current frontiers in different fields of science. Here are the top ten questions answered by ITMO’s researchers.

    08.08.2022

  • SciComm for School Students: ITMO’s Workshop at Nanograd Summer School

    For ten years, Nanograd, a summer school for school students from all over Russia, has been running various workshops with real-world cases from companies. This year, the school took place in St. Petersburg, and its participants could join a workshop by ITMO’s Center for Science Communication, as well as special lectures and lab tours. Read on for the school’s highlights.

    02.08.2022

  • ITMO's Monday Science Roundup #11

    From a next-gen toothpaste to a promising cancer treatment technology, as well as a new ecology-focused Master’s program and exciting academic mobility opportunities – there's lots going on in our science news digest for the second half of July. Let's dig in!

    01.08.2022

  • ITMO’s Endless Science: Recap of the Longest Ever Popsci Live Stream at VK Fest

    What triggered the Big Bang? When will the first time machine appear? And what inspires scientists to keep pushing even after experiments fail? ITMO researchers and other guests did their best answering these and loads of other science-related questions during a 24-hour live stream at VK Fest. Here is how it went.

    27.07.2022

  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #10

    Welcome to the jubilee installment of our science news digest! Let us blow out the candles and dig into the cake of knowledge: we’ll start with layers of research breakthroughs, move on to generous dollops of educational opportunities, and savor the toppings of other cool news from ITMO’s scientific world.

    18.07.2022

  • ITMO.STARS Winners On Career, Science, and New Projects

    The ITMO.STARS contest (application deadline: July 25) allows talented applicants to enroll at ITMO University regardless of their Unified State Exam scores. This initiative was launched five years ago and since then, several dozen gifted applicants submitted their projects and used them to enter the university. Last year, 19 students became finalists of the contest. In this story, some of them describe what they’ve managed to achieve since then.

    15.07.2022

  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #9

    Even as we brave the scorching heat and relentless sun, ITMO.NEWS continues to bring you the latest from the world of science. Here are some of our top stories of the past two weeks, featuring: research breakthroughs! Exciting new initiatives! A new Master’s program! And a journey into the world of cinematic space travel.

    04.07.2022

  • PI + Team: ITMO Announces Project Competition for Future Lab Founders

    ITMO University is launching an open call for research teams wishing to run their own laboratories at the university. The winners will receive grants of up to 30 million rubles that can be spent on the development of a lab at ITMO. Read on to learn how to apply and what to expect from the PI + Team competition. 

    29.06.2022