RUDN expert participates in the 59th Convention of the Association for International Studies in San Francisco
April 4-7, 2018, Head of RUDN Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Assoc.prof. D.Degterev, PhD, took part in the 59th Convention of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, USA, delivering a report «Russia as an international donor: soviet legacy vs conventional pragmatism», attending several conference sessions, holding talks with scientific editors of the leading scientific publications of the world discussing publication of RUDN academics’ monographs.
The Association for International Studies was founded in 1959, and is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations for the study of international, transnational and global problems. The Association brings together over 7,000 members from around the world, including academics, practitioners, policy experts, private sector workers and independent researchers. The 59th Convention Convention was the most numerous - about 5 thousand researchers took part in more than 1,300 sessions. The next convention will be held in March 2019, in Toronto, Canada.
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.