Georgy Kopanitsa has worked as an expert on data-driven medicine at the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. According to his estimates, in just a few years new medical data systems will make doctors’ work easier while reducing the cost and improving the quality of medical analysis. As a new participant of ITMO University’s Fellowship program, he recently spoke with the University’s students about his research and the goals of data-driven medicine.
The last changes to the Periodic Table, which will celebrate its 150s anniversary this year, were made in 2016. Then, it was complemented with four new elements: moscovium (115), tennessine (117), oganesson (118) and nihonium (113). The latter was discovered by scientists from RIKEN, a major Japanese research institute. The new element’s name stems from “nihon”, one of the two Japanese pronunciations for the name of Japan. We spoke to Hideto Enyo, Director of RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, about the synthesis of elements, science communication in Japan, and their key research tasks. In July 2019, Dr. Enyo will be one of the speakers at the 4th International Conference on the Periodic Table that will take place at ITMO University.
The names of winners of the Presidential Grant contest have been announced. Among them are four ITMO University scientists. ITMO.NEWS talked to the researchers and learned what projects they are going to spend their grants on.
University of Mexico’s Carlos Gershenson: Computers Are Telescopes With Which We Study Complex Systems
Bird migration, cell function, and human behavior: these are all systems that humans can analyze. By predicting and understanding systems, we have found cures to infections and created computers. But what can we do about truly complex systems that depend on hundreds of variables, such as cancer tumors? On March 26, Carlos Gershenson, a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), spoke about these matters to the students of ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS provides key highlights from Prof. Gershenson’s lecture “Computers as Telescopes for Complex Systems”.