Leading experts of the world discuss current issues of linguistics and the humanities at RUDN University
Foreign participants represented universities ranked among TOP-300 by QS World Rankings: University of Reading (Great Britain, QS 188); University of Granada (Spain), ranked among 100 best world universities in Linguistics subject ranking; Al-Farabi Kazakh National University ranked among 150 best universities in Modern Languages subject ranking; L.Gumilev Eurasian National University (QS 336); Belorussian State University (QS 334).
The Russian scientific community was represented by Lomonosov MSU (QS 95, 18th place in the world in Linguistics and 26th in Modern Languages St. Petersburg State University (QS 240, QS 100 – Linguistics and Modern Languages), MSLU (QS 200 - Modern Languages) and MGIMO (QS 373).
Reports of the key speakers reflected the diversity of the themes and research directions.
Professor Suzanne Graham (University of Reading, Great Britain) talked on how to combine research, teaching foreign languages and meeting the requirements of educational programs. Professor Uldanai Bakhtikireeva (RUDN University) amazed the audience by the beauty of the Russian language. The speakers dwelled on populism in media discourse, psychological aspects of training linguists, language and civilizational aspects of international relations, language landscape of cities and peculiarities of intercultural communication today.
The conference was held in Russian, English, French, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.
The materials of the conference will be published in English and indexed in RSCI, while some of the affiliated articles have been accepted in Scopus and WoS journals.
The next conference is 16 November, 2018.
October 6, the Nobel Committee announced the 2021 Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry. They were scientists Benjamin List (Germany) and David Macmillan (USA) for new methods of molecular synthesis. RUDN chemists know Professor Liszt personally — in 2019, the researcher came to participate in the university conference.
The Nobel Committee in Stockholm has named the laureates in Medicine — David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian. They discovered how temperature or touch, for example, is transformed into human sensations.
Allowing for quantum corrections, the Einstein-Lovelock theory describes black holes with an equation that contains an infinite number of terms. However, according to a RUDN University physicist, the geometry of a black hole in this theory can be presented in a compact form, and a limited number of terms can suffice to describe the observed values. This could help scientists study black holes in theories with quantum corrections to Einstein’s equations.