Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published the results of the annual QS University Rankings: BRICS 2018, that rates the best universities in the BRICS countries. The Rankings include universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
On October 1-5, the 69th Annual International Aerospace Congress IAC-2018 was held in Bremen (Germany). The NSU Small Space Apparatus Laboratory, together with the company OKB Fifth Generation, presented their project to create a modular platform for ultra-small spacecraft.
Olga Chashchina received her Master’s Degree from the NSU Physics Department and then graduated from the École Polytechnique in France under a double degree program. She is currently working at the École Polytechnique Laboratory of Hydrodynamics under the guidance of Professor Abdul Barakat. Her research involves fundamental questions related to the development of cardiovascular diseases (such as atherosclerosis) and the creation of experimental models for testing endovascular implants.
On September 11, 2018, Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner passed the Earth’s orbit point closest to the Sun and was at a relatively short distance from the planet (58.6 million km). This caused the comet to reach a seven star magnitude of brightness, which meant it was almost observable by the naked eye. Most comets that can be observed with the naked eye are not in the visible part of the sky. However, some comets can be observed with a slight magnification. The Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner is notably visible with telescopes and binoculars, and has become a good subject to photograph. Mikhail Maslov, a leading engineer at the NSU Observatory, was able to capture it.
The RSCI database is a Russian project based on RSCI public platform material. RSCI is integrated with the international Web of Science (WoS) citation database, so publications included in RSCI are automatically included in WoS. In 2018 RSCI recognized 773 Russian scientific journals in all RSCI subject areas (overall, there are about 5,000 journals).
Boris Nyushkov, Sergey Kobtsev and Arkady Yakovlev, scientists at the NSU Laser Physics and Innovation Technologies Division (LPITD), and their colleagues at the Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS published an article in the English IOP Publishing house’s leading journal “Laser Physics Letters”. Their article was in the Journal’s Top 3 in the “Fiber Optics and Fiber Lasers” category in 2017.
During October 22–26, within the master program “Cryptography” there will be five lectures of Dr. habil. Lilya Budaghyan, a head of Selmer Center (the Reliable Communication Group at University of Bergen).
The international scientific Conference "Current Issues in Studying Eastern History, International Relations and Culture" will be conducted as part of the international scientific "Heritage" Forum hosted by the Novosibirsk State University Humanities Institute.