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When Newton Dances: Head of Student Dance Club on Fusing Science and Dance

When Newton Dances: Head of Student Dance Club on Fusing Science and Dance

Since 2006, ITMO University has been home to Flame, a student dance studio that specializes in a variety of styles including hip-hop, house, locking, waacking, and others. Its members not only learn to dance, but also participate in dance battles and festivals – and even stage their own performances and musicals. ITMO.NEWS met with the studio’s head Elizaveta Nekrasova to learn why she left behind mathematics to pursue dance and how it can be used to explain the laws of physics.

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How Indian Students Celebrate the Holidays of Dussehra and Diwali

How Indian Students Celebrate the Holidays of Dussehra and Diwali

India is known as the land of festivals and fairs. The month of October, in particular, is the most exciting time of the year. The air is filled with happiness, laughter, and the smell of delicious street food. The major festivals celebrated during this time are Navaratri/Dussehra/Durga Puja and Diwali. I caught up with a few international students from India at ITMO to find out how they plan to celebrate these holidays in St. Petersburg, and also share some of my own experiences.

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New Interdisciplinary Collaboration Combining Particle Physics and Nanophotonics

New Interdisciplinary Collaboration Combining Particle Physics and Nanophotonics

Headed by Rector Vladimir Vasilyev, a delegation of scientists from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering has recently returned from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) located in Dubna, Moscow Oblast. JINR is an international intergovernmental scientific organization that conducts research in the fields of nuclear and particle physics, as well as the physics of condensed media. The visit paid by ITMO University’s physicists will result in a large-scale interdisciplinary collaboration and the launch of a new field of research for the university. 

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Student Spotlight: Rutendo Paul Midzi, Zimbabwe

Student Spotlight: Rutendo Paul Midzi, Zimbabwe

Paul has come a long way from getting phished to becoming an Information Security student. Nowadays, it is very common to get scammed by fraudsters online. But with proper awareness and education, these traps are easily avoided. We met together with Paul at one of ITMO’s coworking spaces and dove into topics like data privacy, ethical hacking, the dark web, and phishing. Read on to discover the highlights of our conversation.

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This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 23-24, 2021

This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 23-24, 2021

If you’ve already witnessed the first snow of the season and panicked, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. First, here’s our handy guide on how to dress for the cold. Next, below you’ll find our usual selection of the best things to do in St. Petersburg this weekend with exciting exhibitions, concerts, and a film festival. Enjoy! 

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Winter is Coming: Grab Some Warm Clothes

Winter is Coming: Grab Some Warm Clothes

Originally from Australia, I’ve lived through seven Russian winters now, including two in Siberia. After a lifetime of summers, to say that it was an adjustment is an understatement. As autumn gradually turns into winter, I find myself putting on more layers and discovering items of clothing that ten years ago I didn’t even know existed. This little guide documents my discovery of the cold and how to battle it. Russians sometimes say that there's no bad weather, there's inadequate gear. Although much of the following might be obvious to those already living in colder climates, it was new to me – and hopefully, to you!

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KronBars Named Best Russian Student Sports Club for the Fifth Year in a Row

KronBars Named Best Russian Student Sports Club for the Fifth Year in a Row

ITMO University’s student sports club KronBars won the Best Russian Student Sports Club competition, as well as took first place in the Best Marketing category. Dmitry Rusanov, general manager of the club, became the best student sports marketer for the second time, and Angelina Shulyakovskaya, the club’s digital manager, placed first in the Media Marketing category. We asked them to share how they manage to stay on top and what they thought of the victory

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