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).
RUDN chemists have created a biodegradable polymer based on chitosan and polyhydroxybutyrate. Chitosan, which is obtained from animal shells and fungal cells, gives the compound antimicrobial properties, so it can be used for disposable medical and hygienic materials and products.
RUDN University professor together with colleagues from France and the USA has developed a technique for describing blood clotting regarding the individual characteristics of patients. This will help to make more accurately diagnosis and select drugs dosages for the treatment of haemophilia, thrombosis and other blood coagulation disorders.
RUDN chemists have proven the effectiveness of metal complexes for catalysis of cyanhydrin production — substances important for the chemical industry. Chemists managed to achieve 96.3% of the reaction efficiency.