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  • ITMO Research: ITMO University Launches a New Popular Science Podcast

    ITMO Research is the first major podcast of ITMO University that will cover scientific topics in various fields, from physics to business. As part of the podcast, the host will talk with ITMO University’s staff members and researchers. It’s not just lectures or audio guides, but rather an attempt to explain a specific topic for those who aren’t familiar with it, as well as to present another approach for those who are. Find out more about the new media project by ITMO University in our article.


  • ITMO PhD Student Dmitry Zhirihin Receives Prestigious IEEE Graduate Fellowship

    Dmitry Zhirihin, a PhD student at ITMO University has received the Graduate Fellowship of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. This prestigious award is annually granted to only 14 young scientists working in the field of microwave physics. The committee evaluated Dmitry’s research of topological insulators, deciding to fund his further work. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Dmitry to learn about the work of a contemporary experimental scientist, the experiences of spending the Christmas holidays in the lab and the damage an unlocked door can do to the results of an experiment.


  • Citizen Science: How to Contribute to Research From the Comfort of Your Home

    Citizen science is a global trend that has emerged in the recent decades. Today’s researchers often have to deal with the need to collect and process massive amounts of data. When machine learning algorithms can’t help, or when particularly thorough analysis is required, crowdsourcing comes to aid. And you don’t always need to be a specialist to take part: some projects are accessible to regular citizens or even children. In this article, we explore some of the ways you can contribute to scientific research from the comfort of your home.


  • Crash Course: the Hirsch Index

    Sometimes it’s hard for junior researchers to find the information on such concepts as impact factor or citation index. In a new project by ITMO.NEWS, we explain these and other things in basic terms. This time, Pavel Kasyanov, a scientometrics expert at Clarivate Analytics, explains what the h-index is, who calculates it, and why it is no longer enough to assess the impact of a researcher.


  • ITMO’s 120th Anniversary: Scientists Look Back on the University’s History Through the Prism of Their Fields

    ITMO University is celebrating its 120th birthday anniversary – it was on March 26, 1900, that a Mechanics, Optics and Watchmaking Department, which ITMO traces its history to, was opened in the Prince Nicholas Vocational School. Today, Russia’s first non-classical university is among the country’s higher education leaders and is constantly reaching new heights in international rankings. ITMO spearheads the development of both traditional subjects and new ones, and the contribution of its scientists can hardly be overestimated. It’s impossible to describe the variety of education and research areas present at the university, but ITMO.NEWS contacted several scientists so that they share the past, the present and the future of their fields at ITMO University. 


  • At the Intersection of Biology, Chemistry, and IT: New Participants of ITMO Fellowship & Professorship Program on Their Research at ITMO

    How to make scientists, constantly cooped up in their laboratories, communicate more and find new points of contact for joint work at the intersection of several fields of knowledge? This question is especially topical for those who work on fixed-term contracts or as part of an exchange and are thus especially intent on spending all their time on work. It is for supporting communication between different scientists coming to ITMO that the university’s Internationalization Department organizes meetups for participants of the ITMO Fellowship & Professorship program. ITMO.NEWS attended this year’s first gathering to find out more about the research pursued by the new members of the community.


  • IEEE Scholarship recipient Anna Kuzikova: Science is What Drives Self-improvement

    Anna Kuzikova, a “Terahertz Biomedicine” Laboratory employee, who is studying at ITMO University's Department of Photonics and Optical Information Technology, has won an international competition for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society scholarship. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships for young scientists studying radio-frequency, microwave and terahertz radiation. No more than twenty people a year receive such an award. However, this is the seventh victory of an ITMO University student in the last twenty years. The jury praised Anna for her work on the diagnosis of cancer with terahertz radiation. An ITMO.NEWS correspondent met with the honored young scientist and learned how this research can help doctors, what Anna Kuzikova is going to do after this project and why she considers competitiveness as one of the main drivers of science.


  • Clarivate Analytics Expert on Why Russian Researchers Are Cited Less and Universities Aren’t Included in Innovation Rankings

    Today, sciento- and bibliometrics are very important: researchers worldwide are supposed to get published often and to check their papers’ citation index. However, experts note that bibliometrics is a sophisticated tool that needs to be applied properly in order to be actually useful for science and research. ITMO.NEWS met with Pavel Kasyanov, a scientometrics expert at Clarivate Analytics, the company that owns Web of Science, and found out why historians and physicists can’t be compared, why Russian researchers don’t get as many citations as their international colleagues, and why many experts criticize the Hirsch index.


  • ITMO Open Science: Science and Cutting-Edge Inventions Presented at One of Russia’s Largest Contemporary Art Museums

    On the eve of Russian Science Day, February 7, the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art hosted the second ITMO Open Science conference. The event became a platform on which scientists and students could speak about their research, ask questions, and discuss common problems and goals in a non-conventional atmosphere. More on the new science conference format and how it helps bring together different research teams in this article by ITMO.NEWS.


  • What Is Infochemistry?

    Infochemistry is a new experimental field of science that studies the storage and processing of information at the molecular level. What does it mean? Who exactly studies it? And what does it have to do with IT? That was what we asked the specialists now at work at ITMO’s Infochemistry Center. Read on to learn more about this new field, the full potential of which is yet to be discovered, in our illustrated series.