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  • Everything You Need To Know About Mathematics Behind Internet

    Is it possible to describe how the internet works using the laws of physics and mathematics? How does the theory of six degrees of separation manifest itself in cyberspace? Why are some sites cited often and others aren’t cited at all? And how can this knowledge improve search engines? Here are the key takeaways from the talk by Andrei Raigorodskii, a Russian mathematician and the head of the Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (MIPT), which was delivered as part of the Russian Physics Day 2023.


  • How To Make Mathematics Exciting For Everyone

    Mathematics is at the core of virtually all sciences, including humanities, which makes learning it from a young age essential. But what can teachers do to instill a love for the subject in children, knowing that it’s considered by many useless for daily living? Keep reading to learn how to make math fun and easy-to-learn from the experts at Yet another Conference on Education.


  • Student Spotlight: Melany Jaramillo, Panama

    One of ITMO’s key values is love – and so, it’s only fitting that love is at the core of the story of one of our international students, Melany. Having found her Russian second half in Panama, Melany decided to travel with him all the way to St. Petersburg to start a new chapter of her life. In today’s interview, we dig deeper into her love story and learn why coming to ITMO was one of the best decisions of her life.


  • Congress of Young Scientists 2022: Participants Share Their Experience

    This year’s Congress of Young Scientists marked the fifth time ITMO University played host to the major scientific event that guides aspiring researchers and scientists into the world of science. Over this time, the conference brought together thousands of university and school students, with this year reaching an audience of over 2,000 participants. ITMO.NEWS talked to the participants of 22’ to learn more about why they decided to join the event and how they came up with their research ideas.


  • Student Spotlight: Khánh Huyền, Vietnam

    Most students are afraid of math, but for this young woman from Vietnam, calculus and probability are things of joy. Meet Khánh Huyền, a student of ITMO University’s Foundation Program. Come September, she will enter the Bachelor’s program in programming and artificial intelligence. In this interview, she talks about her life as an international student at ITMO.


  • ITMO Students Discuss Future of Education with Vladimir Putin

    Today, on January 25, President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with students of Russia’s leading universities from four cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Nizhny Novgorod. Among them were four ITMO University students, winners of competitions in mathematics and programming. They discussed the importance of new educational models and environments with the president.


  • At the Intersection of Sciences: Bioinformatics Specialist Nikita Alexeev on Challenges of DNA Research

    Nikita Alekseev is a senior researcher at ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and a member of the ITMO Fellowship program. He has recently come back to St. Petersburg after spending several years on bioinformatics research in the United States. In this interview, he shared with us his views on bioinformatics and talked about his career.


  • Winter Universiade Participant Vadim Shvedov on Maths and Curling

    The 29th Winter Universiade has recently ended in Krasnoyarsk. This event, which takes place once in every two years, is often called the Olympics for young people. ITMO University student Vadim Shvedov participated in its curling competitions held on March 2-10. Upon his return from Krasnoyarsk, he spoke to ITMO.NEWS about the difficulties their team had to face, and how knowledge in the field of advanced mathematics helps play curling.


  • Track the Growth of Scoliosis using Mathematical Models

    Musculoskeletal system diseases do not only worsen the quality of life but they can also lead to other diseases, including cardiovascular ones. Scoliosis is one of the most common musculoskeletal system diseases. Researchers from ITMO’s Department of Nano-Photonics and Metamaterials and Department of Advanced Mathematics together with the Ogonek Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology Center (Strelna), headed by Mikhail Dudin, are working on a physical and mathematical model of scoliosis that will help doctors more accurately diagnose the disease.


  • Stress Tolerance, Life Skills and Guaranteed University Places: Winners of Maths Academic Competition on Why They Decided to Participate

    This year, ‘Formula of Unity / Third Millennium’ Maths academic competition celebrates its twentieth anniversary. This annual event brings together thousands of people from all over the world; from 4,500 of the 2018 participants 1,080 have reached the final stage and 360 won first, second, and third prizes. ITMO.NEWS met the winners in order to find out how they got into Maths, in which competitions they participate, and who they want to become.