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Seven years ago at the University ITMO was created the laboratory "Metamaterials". It started with grant, who won the world's leading scientist, one of the most cited physicists Yuri Kivshar. Over the years the University has opened the chair, and then the international research Centre for nanophotonics and metamaterials. Under the leadership of Yuri Civera researchers at the center were among the first in the world, who started to work in a completely new direction — dielectric nanophotonics, or "medoptika", as he calls it himself a scientist. While the scientist was in St. Petersburg, asked him about current projects, prospects of the non-classical direction nanophotonics and why should not a life of the same scientific theme.

At the end of April, Dublin hosted the final competitions in solving engineering problems Google Hash Code 2018, which annually gathers tens of thousands of students and professionals in the field of programming from Europe, Middle East and Africa. A team of students of the ITMO University, which included world Champions on programming 2017, undergraduates, Department of computer technologies Ilya Sbang and Ivan Belonogov, bronze medalist of this year, a second year student of bachelor CT Department Mikhail Putilin and silver and bronze medalist of the world championship 2016 and 2014, student, Department of information systems Adam Bardachevich won, beating out 39 teams from 15 countries. In the final, participants had to solve the optimization problem...

How to create instruments that allow early detection of dangerous diseases? We helped to construct a surface that allows you to grow neurons in artificial conditions? And why are scientist today not enough to be an expert in a particular narrow area? These are the questions we asked the Professor of Tallinn technical University, invited Professor of the international research center of functional materials and devices of optoelectronics of the University ITMO Irina Khusainova. This year for her work she was awarded the title of "Scientist of the year" in Estonia, and recently Irina Khusainova came to St. Petersburg to continue the joint research. Of key developments in the field of Biomedicine and additive technologies, the prospects of working with the...

In Beijing April 19, the culmination of the world programming Championship ACM ICPC-2018. The championship trophy once again went to Russia, but this time, for the first time in history, in Moscow. At the top of the standings ACM ICPC Moscow state University. The second result showed the team of the Moscow physical-technical Institute, received a gold medal. For the rest of the Russian teams games in Beijing has not been the most successful. The team of the ITMO University, the current record holder for number of victories in the championship, won the "bronze" of the competition. Among the winners of the ACM ICPC-2018 — four of the Russian team.

Became known the results of the program the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program in 2018, which is supported by the Ministry of foreign Affairs and international development of France. One of the winners of 60 scholarships for PhD from all over the world became post-graduate student of chair of applied biotechnology, member of the International scientific centre "Biotechnology of the third Millennium" Darya Kuznetsova. Participation in the program enables young scientists to conduct research under the guidance of specialists from the leading laboratories of France. Now she is doing research and development of functional foods that will be able to expand the range of possibilities in preventing the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as...

On Sunday at the ITMO University summed up the results of the Olympiad "ITMO Vkontakte". This year the competition was attended by more than 3000 students from 70 regions of Russia and CIS countries, who were able to test their knowledge in six disciplines. An open lecture about data analysis and machine learning technologies to the finalists of the Olympiad was made by the Director of growth and research, "Vkontakte" and a graduate of the University ITMO Andrey Laws. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talked about how machine learning algorithms are already changing the most popular social network in Russia, students can now begin to take in this area and what skills will be useful to those who want to become part of the team of "Vkontakte".

On Sunday, April 8, at the ITMO University has defined winners and prize-winners of the Olympic games held in the social network "Vkontakte", — "ITMO Vkontakte". This year more than three thousand people from 70 Russian regions and CIS countries took part in Olympiads, without leaving the social network. Reached the final of 449 students, during the on-site phase which was held from April 6 to April 8 in St. Petersburg, the best of the best competed for the main prize — 10 points to the total score of the exam for individual achievement for admission to the ITMO University, as well as branded gifts from the University and tickets to the biggest festival of St. Petersburg VK Fest.

On Monday, a solemn ceremony of awarding the prize "Professor of the year" in science. The award recognizes the professors ' meeting together with the St. Petersburg state University. This year's winner of the honorary title became Dean of the faculty of control systems and robotics University ITMO Anton Pyrkin. As a graduate of the University ITMO, during his career he managed to become the winner of many professional competitions, to defend his doctoral thesis work in industry, but in the end made their choice in favor of science and education, returning to Alma mater. About the development of robotics in the early 2000s, about why science to do sometimes more interesting than business, and what should be a modern technical education, Anton Pyrkin told...

A fourth-year Student of the Department of Photonics and Optoinformatics, ITMO University, masukov Maxim was included into number of winners of scholarships the professional Association of scientists and researchers IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. MTT-S is the largest international community of scientists and representatives of research organizations engaged in research in the field of RF, microwave and terahertz radiation. The society was established at the Institute of engineers of electronics and electrical engineering (IEEE) and annually announced among the students in the competitions for various scholarships. This year the winners of scholarships of the IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate Scholarship were six young scientists from the USA, Canada...

Robots go out of their enclosing boundaries become mobile, cooperative, increasingly intelligent and flexible. They disrupt our boundaries and introduce automation where it was not before. According to BCG, over the next years, the robotics market will grow faster than recent predictions, in this case mostly due to the increase in consumer demand. What that means for the economy in the future, how to build infrastructure, to redistribute financial flows and to regulate everyday relations between people and robots? These and other issues by leading experts from European and Japanese research centers, and industry representatives will discuss at the seminar, which will be held in the European Parliament on 9 April. One of the key speakers of the workshop will...

Today, the ITMO University celebrates 118 years. One of the best gifts made to the University graduate, Yuri Luzhkov, who gave him a domain name that fully correspond to the current name of the University, – itmo.ru. The domain transfer process is supervised by the alumni Association of the University and the Endowment Fund of the University ITMO, which also donated funds for domain itmo.ru. As a student of Department of computer engineering, in his spare time, Yuri Luzhkov, have created and developed alternative, the student portal of the University. In the early 2000s, when there were no social networks, website itmo.ru students could find the lectures and tutorials, but also get answers on all necessary questions, share music and make new friends. How...

Is it Possible to predict the outcome of eSports tournaments and the adults to solve the task of data analysis, if you still in school? This spring the charity Fund of Sberbank "investment in the future" launched the project "Academy of artificial intelligence", which aims to give the opportunity for any student to learn more about technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data Analytics, and to develop their skills in programming and mathematics. In the framework of the project at the University ITMO was held open lessons on machine learning and data analysis for students in grades 7-11. The lecturer was the head of the Academy of technology and data of the corporate University of Sberbank Andrey Chertok. He said the skills required...

In my scientific career, Catherine's Sorrow had worked in four countries. Educated in Minsk, she continued research at the max Planck Institute, where he led the group and worked on the development of smart biomaterials. While at Harvard she worked in the group of the most cited chemist in the world George Whitesides on several fundamental projects, including the famous Origins of life. Now Catherine's Sorrow is a Professor at the ITMO University and leads his own group in Russia in the chemical and biological cluster, created a year and a half ago. Among the key projects of the lab — creating dynamic materials for optics, development of biochips that are able to diagnose a wide range of diseases, and fundamental research in the area of information storage...

In the ITMO University was completed Winter school "You decide!", gathered the best participants of all-Russian student contest "I am a professional". Came to Petersburg more than a hundred undergraduate and graduate programs from 33 cities of Russia who have achieved high results in three tracks of the Olympic games ("Computer science", "Information and cyber security" and "Photonics"). An open lecture about machine learning, the development of the technologies and jobs of the future to the participants of the school were made by the Director, strategic marketing, Yandex and author of one of the most popular Russian-speaking telegram channels about technology @techsparks Andrew Sebrant. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS he told about prospects of application...

A Team of scientists of the International scientific-educational center for physics of nanostructures of the ITMO University, together with colleagues from the Federal Institute for research and testing of materials (BAM) (Germany) and ETH Zurich (ETH) (Switzerland) has won a grant under the European initiative ERA.Net Plus. The project is for three years, involves working on the modeling and design of new functional nanomaterials are promising for biomedical applications and diagnostics of various diseases. As the authors of the study, such nanomaterials are created based on triple quantum dots, will help to create a unique selection and sensitivity sensor platform for multiplexed single-cell analysis of pathogens. In the future, the results of researches...