The International Conference «The Modern Paradigm of Scientific Knowledge: Relevance and Prospects»
April 4, 2018, young researchers and graduate students from China, Russia, Syria, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Haiti, Denmark, Ghana, Egypt, Yemen, India, Jordan, Iran, Cameroon, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Lebanon, Madagascar and other countries of the world met at RUDN at the VI annual International Scientific and Practical Conference «The Modern Paradigm of Scientific Knowledge: Relevance and Prospects», an event conducted by the Department of Foreign Languages of RUDN Agrarian and Technological Institute, where graduate students, young researchers from all over the world, senior students of various specialties and directions of RUDN Agrarian and Technological and Medical Institutes presented reports on the scientific topic of their dissertations, demonstrating an interdisciplinary approach to research in line with the modern paradigm of scientific knowledge. The working languages of the conference were English, Spanish, Chinese, German and French.
Based on the results of the event, a collection of articles is prepared for publication in the publishing house «Languages of the Peoples of the World» with the assignment of ISBN index. The conference collection is also indexed in the database of the RSCI.
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.