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  • A Much-Anticipated Comeback of Quantum Potential Stand-Up Show in Sochi

    Who’s an aerospace engineer and can you become one at the age of seven? Where do theoretical physicists travel and what do they actually do? How can you turn research into a viable business? These are the topics from Quantum Potential, ITMO’s original science stand-up comedy show, which was held in Sochi as part of the evening program of the Congress of Young Scientists 2022.


  • Potential Threat, Treasure Trove, or Future Home: Why Scientists Study Asteroids

    Dmitri Wiebe, head of the Department of Stellar Physics and Evolution of the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, talks about how the study of asteroids helps learn more about the past and the future of the Solar System.


  • New Citizen Science Project Helps Researchers Find Volunteers

    Launched in October, the Liudi Nauki (“People of Science” – Ed.) website helps regular citizens participate in research – and scientists to find volunteers for their projects. The website has already over 40 different offers for volunteers. Learn more about the project and its mission in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • ITMO Named Among Top-5 Universities in Science Popularization

    The Indicator popular science website completed its annual ranking of the quality of university press services. It assessed the results of science popularization by the participants of Project 5-100 in 2019: the number of scientific press releases, the diversity of formats, social media presence and activity, as well as translation of materials to English and their distribution around the world. As with the previous two years, ITMO University made it to the top 5 of the ranking. 


  • 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.


  • Megabyte Media Launches New Podcast About Oncologic Diseases

    Megabyte Media – a joint student media at ITMO University – has launched a new project, Q.E.D. (Latin for “which was to be proven” – ed. note), a podcast about evidence-based medicine created in collaboration with the Cancer Prevention Foundation. The podcast will focus on oncology, discussing issues and busting common myths. New episodes are to come out every two weeks, with the first one released on May 14.


  • ITMO’s Science Communicators Hosted a Discussion at the Total Dictation Conference

    At the end of January, Total Dictation hosted the 8th international conference in Moscow, titled “Dynamic processes in contemporary Russian language”. As part of the event, the organizers introduced the author of the text for the 2020 dictation, chose its capital and identified its main theme. Apart from that, volunteers, organizers and experts participated in the discussion on the topic “How popularization in humanities differs from popularization in natural sciences?”, which was moderated by Ilya Stakheev, deputy director of ITMO University’s Center for Science Communication.


  • Total Dictation and ITMO’s Center of Science Communication Launch a Contest of PopSci Works

    The team of the Total Dictation initiative is launching a new contest for authors of popular-science works on Russian language and literature. Journalists and bloggers who explore topics close to those of Total Dictation, are invited to participate, as well as specialists in the field of science and science communication who are interested in the popularization of the Russian language. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Ilya Stakheev, deputy director of the Science Communication Center at ITMO University and one of the founders of Total Dictation, to find out about the contest’s rules and why participating in it may be interesting not only to journalists and philologists.


  • Science Communicator Daria Dvorzhitskaya on How to Measure the Effectiveness of Science Pop Events

    What’s the key to measuring the effectiveness of how science-pop exhibitions are conducted? How to ensure the maximum involvement of the general public in science? These and other questions are in the focus of Daria Dvorzhitskaya, a member of ITMO’s Science Communication Center, who conducts her research on the topic using the events held by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as the main example. Having graduated from the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Daria has already accomplished several projects in Europe. ITMO.NEWS met with the researcher to learn about her future work at ITMO and how the experience she obtained at CERN can be applied in Russia.


  • "Patient Sapiens: a Guide to Herbs and Pills": Journalist Andrei Vodovozov on Medicine, Cannabis and Puppies

    It has recently been reported that the Ministry of Health plans to permit importing hashish, cannabis oil and marijuana to the Russian Federation for the purposes of medical research. It might even be so that Russia will soon follow the global trend of revising its attitude towards these substances. Still, is this a right thing to do? How do these substances affect a human organism? And what is the history of applying herbs and other substances in medicine? Science journalist Andrei Vodovozov focused on these and other questions during his recent lecture "Patient Sapiens: a guide to herbs and pills".