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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.


  • That’s Progress: ITMO Launches Pop-Sci Comedy Show on Research News

    Is it true that scientists in Japan can erase memories? What are xenobots? Can AI predict car accidents and, most importantly, is Pac-Man dumb? Boost your Russian skills by getting deep into the world of scientific jokes with ITMO’s new show That’s Progress!


  • Stand-Up Specials to Beat the Fall Blues

    Rainy gray November getting you down? Laugh it off! Here are our top picks for funny, intelligent, and mood-boosting comedy specials that will cheer you up even on the gloomiest day.


  • Soft Skills For Anyone: ITMO Stand Up Comedy

    The LADЫ sound cafe recently hosted a “serious” stand-up performance on soft skills in the 21st century.  Mikhail Kurushkin, an associate professor at the ChemBio Cluster, shared some of his personal stories and discussed some actual soft skills one might need in their career. 


  • Science Is Fun: All About the Fifth Quantum Potential, ITMO’s Science Stand-Up Show

    The “Kosmonavt” club once again turned into a haven for intellectual stand-up enthusiasts, who came to the latest installment of “Quantum Potential”. Business, IT, Big Data, a scientist’s imagination and the future of science were some of the topics on the table. The limelight, however, was on jokes and stories, as well as four professional scientists, two stand-up comedians and over 300 guests. Read on for the best puns and discussions heard on the show.


  • Quantum Potential: 400+ Attend the 4th ITMO Science Stand-Up Show

    Why do programmers need to improve their skills if we have smart devices and algorithms? Why don’t we all live in smart-homes, fly auto-piloted drones and read each other’s minds? What do genetic tests actually tell us? All of this was talked or, rather, joked about on the stage of the Kosmonavt Club by stand-up comedians participating in “Quantum Potential”. This was the fourth show of this ITMO-based stand-up club. 


  • Prawns and Aerogels: Sol-Gel Science Slam

    On August 29, ITMO University hosted a Science Slam competition as part of the Sol-Gel Conference. The event brought together PhD students and junior research associates from Switzerland, Israel, France and Russia, who shared about their research in an unusual format. In line with the rules of Science Slam, the winner was chosen by the audience-applause meter. ITMO.NEWS wrote down the highlights of the best presentations.


  • Funny Science: ITMO Hosts Its First-Ever Science Stand-Up Show "Quantum Potential"

    Scientists are often asked about their work, but that usually happens at long lectures and with a straight face. Yes, science is very serious, but you can treat it with humor just as any other work! ITMO University organized the first scientific stand-up club "Quantum Potential" where scientists can finally joke about their work. ITMO.NEWS recorded the most amusing quotes.