July 1 - 7, 2018, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities - University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Rome, Italy) hosts the Marcel Grossman Meeting (MG15), International Conference on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, the largest world platform, uniting scientists every three years in different cities of the world. In 2018, more than 900 specialists in theoretical physics take part in the conference, including Nobel laureates - Gerard 't Hooft and Steven Weinberg.
The program of the event included more than 40 plenary reports and 72 thematic sections - the whole spectrum of fundamental and experimental research in the fields of gravity, cosmology, astrophysics and field theory. Experts of RUDN Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, Astrophysics and Space Systems delivered reports: “Dynamic wormholes from nonlinear electrodynamics in GR” (K.Bronnikov), “Stabilization Of Extra Dimensions In Nonlinear Multidimensional Gravity With Multiple Factor Spaces” (S.Bolokhov) and “Can a Kerr black hole be a supercollider?” (M.Skvortsova).
Yakov Kuzyakov, a well-known soil scientist, a leading scientist at RUDN Agricultural and Technological Institute and a professor at the King Saud University, has been awarded the title of highly cited researcher in the field of agricultural sciences (according to Clarivate).
A RUDN chemist has obtained a new compound — a dumbbell-shaped phosphate-bridged molybdenum cluster. The cluster accelerates the reaction of the formation of sulfides from oxides and can be used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing.
Mathematicians from RUDN University have studied the properties of compositional operators in spaces with mixed Lebesgue norms. It will help describe the diffusion of liquids in materials with cracks and in porous materials. Such spaces are also useful for obtaining estimates for solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation.