ITMO: Holography, Space Science, and More: A Timeline of Science at ITMO

In the mid-20th century, LITMO scientists developed the first computers; today, researchers at the university develop advanced algorithms while ITMO is the world’s only seven-time champion of ICPC – the most prestigious programming competition. The “father of Russian holography,” Yuri Denisyuk, studied and worked at ITMO; it was the place where the first lasers and mirrors for space telescopes were developed. Today ITMO scientists continue to advance these fields further.

Today, on Russian Science Day, we will look back on landmark scientific discoveries and what is happening in their corresponding fields today. The first computers and the development of programming, lasers, holography, space science and more – 80 years of the history of science all in one place.