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  • Break Down by Atoms: Obsession-Free Eco-Lifestyle and Space Explorations

    Every month, the Break Down by Atoms popular science talk show by the Informational Center for Atomic Energy brings together all kinds of people who enjoy exploring the world of science. As always, several experts from entirely different fields give short talks on a common topic – the first event in 2021 was dedicated to balance.


  • 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.


  • Unexplored St. Petersburg: Pulkovo Observatory

    For most guests and citizens of St. Petersburg, the name “Pulkovo” brings thoughts of packed luggage, check-in lines, and airline peanuts. But just a mere 4 kilometers away from Pulkovo Airport you’ll find the Pulkovo Observatory – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and underappreciated landmark that you’ll enjoy whether you are down to earth or have your head up in the clouds.


  • Technology and Policy Student Julia Milton: Science is a Very Good Instrument for Stabilizing the State of International Politics

    Julia Milton is a student of MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics where she works in a lab that develops wearable devices for astronauts as well as exoskeletons, and space suits. Julia was a participant of this year’s Stanford US-Russia Forum: together with Daria Denisova, the deputy head of ITMO’s Science Communication and Outreach Office, the team developed a report and an art project dedicated to the US-Russian space cooperation. Inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, the massive art piece will consist of numerous hexagonal shapes depicting the milestone events of the two countries’ shared history of space exploration. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, she spoke about their project, the popularization of space in Russia and the USA, and the importance of social initiative.


  • Self-Driving Cars and Rovers: ITMO Students’ Projects at Skolkovo and Innopolis

    In April 2019, several second-year students of ITMO University’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics went to Innopolis to participate in the International Spring School on Self-Driving Vehicles. Their educational feats continued at Skolkovo, where they partook in the onsite round of the NTI Competition in the track “Aerospace systems”, taking third place as a result. Read on to learn about the students’ projects.


  • Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum: How Science Communication Helps Bridge Divide Between the Nations

    2019 marks the end of the 10th Stanford US-Russia Forum. SURF, as it is also known, is an exchange program for Russian and American students, postdocs, and researchers from the two nations’ top universities, during which the participants can discuss the key topics of US-Russia relations and suggest ways to improve them. Daria Denisova, the deputy head of ITMO University’s Science Communication Center, spoke with ITMO.NEWS about her experience of working on a space project with an MIT researcher, meeting with NASA staff, exploring historical records in the Hoover Tower, and visiting a historical Russian fortress in Fort Ross, California.


  • Polytechnic Museum’s Curator Alexey Semikhatov: Logic and Math Help Us Predict the Unknown

    Humanity’s understanding of the world has expanded far into space and deep into the structure of matter, and mathematical science became our guide into the world of the counterintuitive and the unimaginable. Alexey Semikhatov, a science communicator, PhD, and scientific curator of the Moscow Polytechnic Museum, joined ITMO University’s open lecture series at New Holland to talk about how the logical abilities of the human brain, as formalized in maths, help us forecast the yet-undiscovered areas of the universe. Learn the highlights from Dr. Semikhatov’s lecture in the article below; you can also watch the complete lecture (in Russian) here.