RUDN is a participant of one of the largest pan-European scientific COST programs
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the largest pan-European scientific programs, founded in 1971, with more than 40-year successful history of supporting scientific and technical projects, providing scientists with the opportunity to establish and develop interdisciplinary cooperation in all fields of science and technology. COST Action projects have been implemented for 4 years and during this time forming scientific and technical networks with regular meetings of researchers, who exchange experience and do creative work.
In March 2018, by the decision of COST headquarters in Brussels, the Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia joined the project «Integrated Wireless Networks of 5G and Higher Generations», which in COST Action CA15104 is called "Inclusive radio communication networks for 5G and beyond" (IRACON). The project is designed to provide breakthrough scientific developments and revolutionary approaches in the technologies of networks and radio access systems to strengthen the potential of science in research and innovation in Europe.
May 30 - June 1, 2018, Director of RUDN Institute of Applied Mathematics, professor K.Samuylov and associate professor Yu.V. Gaydamaka took part in the 7th meeting of the CAST IRACON Steering Committee and the 7th meeting of the working group members of the project in Cartagena, Spain. RUDN contributed a project «Resource Allocation and Sharing for Heterogeneous Data Collection over Conventional 3GPP LTE and Emerging NB-IoT Technologies». The project is approved by the Working Group # 3 (WG3) COST IRACON and recommended for inclusion in the project final document.
A team of medics from RUDN University conducted an experiment on rats and confirmed that surgeries in the nasal cavity can cause behavioral changes, namely, make the animals timider. This effect is associated with an ANS reaction triggered by stress.
Bacteria in biofilms are 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics, disinfectants, mechanical treatment, and other types of stress. A chemist from RUDN University suggested a method to prevent the formation of biofilms and reduce the resistance of bacteria to antimicrobial medications. This might help increase the efficiency of antibacterial treatment in the food industry, medicine, and agriculture.
A specialist in spacecraft movement control analyzed the process of placing vehicle stages, boosters, and other space debris into the so-called disposal orbit and suggested cleaning lower orbits up with a spacecraft that has modules with engine units on board. These modules will attach to space debris objects and move them away. As for the geostationary orbit, a preferable way to clean it up would be a towing spacecraft that transports space debris objects into the disposal orbit.