RUDN specialists become participants of Marcel Grossman Meeting (MG15)
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).
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.