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  • ITMO.NEWS Ed Team Recommends: Podcasts

    Today, we share our finds from the world of podcasts. Art historians, brilliant interviewees, investigators, or scientists – who would you lend your ear to? Discover your next favorite in this article.


  • 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.


  • 4 Great Science Documentaries to Watch This Week

    Who said learning can’t be fun? In this article, we look at a few acclaimed documentaries that explore science in all its forms: the technology that forms our daily life, the wonders of life that exist around us, and the possibilities held by outer space. So, grab a snack, dim the lights, and let’s go!


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #39

    It’s been a plentiful couple of weeks for science news here at ITMO.NEWS. Between a promising insight into the mysterious dark matter, exciting AI developments, and a look at the best and most underrated scientists of cinema, there’s something for every reader. Have a look!


  • This Is a Sign: Translating Popular Science into Sign Language

    According to the WHO, around 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. Usually, their means of communication with the world are sign languages and various technologies, as well as specialists capable of translating spoken languages to sign ones. In this ITMO.NEWS story, we take a look at the way modern environments are made inclusive to the deaf – and how to improve them.


  • 6 Movies About Science You Probably Haven’t Seen

    With Oppenheimer still reigning supreme in the box office nearly three months after its release, it’s clear that moviegoers have long been hungry for a well-told story about science and the people who make it. Today, we’re going to take a look at a few more films – grounded and fantastical, well-known and obscure – that are well worth your attention if you’re craving stories about the scholarly types.


  • Quantum Physics Is Everywhere: FAQ With ITMO Quantum Physicist

    For this story, we reached out to the ITMO Fellow and quantum physicist Dmitry Karlovets and asked him every burning question we had about quantum physics: Is it really so hard? Why is it so popular? And when should we expect the first consumer-grade quantum computers? Read on to find out!


  • Top Highlights From ITMO Open Science Rocks 2023

    Fun and accessible science, no boring lectures, and a scientific rock concert – that’s what ITMO Open Science Rocks is all about. If you wonder why scientists should sometimes wear leather jackets and what happens when hard rock meets hard science, here’s our recap of ITMO’s major scientific conference that took place last Thursday, April 6, at Sevkabel Port.


  • TV Host Alexander Pushnoy on Scientific Experiments, AI Dangers, and Science Popularization

    Trading lecterns and suits for drums and leather jackets, ITMO Open Science Rocks is a major scientific event that combines a science festival and a rock concert into one. The headliner of the conference was Alexander Pushnoy – a showman, one-man band, physicist, and the original host of the legendary Russian TV science show Galileo. ITMO.NEWS talked to Alexander to learn more about what makes pop-sci timeless and why high-school physics classes should (or shouldn’t) be just as daring as ones you see on TV.


  • Can Quantum Mechanics Do Anything? Physicist Reacts to Scenes From Sci-Fi Movies

    These days, seeing a laser sword in a movie is nothing to write home about. Instead, quantum physics is all the rage in Hollywood. But do the writers actually put any real research into their scripts? Do they know how quantum computing works? What about the Quantum Realm? To find out if sci-fi movies get quantum mechanics correct, we teamed up with a scientist from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering. Readers beware: mild spoilers ahead!