RUDN hosts International Congress of Scientists – 2017 uniting more than 90 researchers from 12 countries
RUDN hosted the International Congress of Scientists – 2017, which united academics, researchers and professionals from Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Iran, Australia and other countries who shared their research results. The congress was organized by RUDN and IPN Group association of scientists to help integrate Russian researchers in the international community. Participants worked in 3 sections, the largest being «International conference on engineering, technology and ecology», the 2 others – «International conference on economics, management and social sciences» and «International conference on fundamental and applied sciences».
It is important that the congress was attended not only by experienced Russian and international academics but young researchers as well. There had been dozens of applications and only 60 were chosen for the final collection of articles. Nur Kirabaev, RUDN Vice-Rector for research said that RUDN unites students from 154 countries and special attention is paid to interdisciplinary and applied works, medical mathematics, space flights modeling, comparative analysis of approaches to human rights protection and studying migration processes in different regions of the world.
A team of linguists from RUDN University established that a person’s ability to accurately differentiate between vowel sounds of a foreign language correlates with the size of their vocabulary in said language.
A geneticist from RUDN University studied the effect of Bifidobacterium (intestinal bacteria) on the inflammatory process and discovered that their surface protein is capable of stopping excessive or uncontrollable inflammation, like the one observed in COVID-19 patients. A fragment of this protein can be used as an anti-inflammatory medication when treating coronavirus and other diseases.
A mathematician from RUDN University developed a matrix representation of set functions. This approach is vivid and easy to check, and it makes the calculations easier. Among other things, the new development can be applied to cooperative game theory.