Per aspera ad astra

7 March 2019

6 March 2019 Nikita Popandopulo, master's student at the Faculty of Physics, held a workshop The Life Cycle of Stars. Nikitais a studentattheDepartmentofAstronomyandGeodesy. Thetopichepresenteddoesnotbelongtohisresearchinterests. In fact, Nikita is studying movement of satellites and creates models of their movement around the moon. 

The workshop was quite interactive. Students usually listen and keep silence. Today they answered and asked a few questions, shared Aleksandra Dusheiko, English teacher.

The students liked the workshop a lot.

Anna Lapshina said that the presentation was informative and colourful. 


DanilMalyshev found the report inspiring, whereas Alexandra Dusheikofound it useful. We cannot explain studnts physics phenomena from scientific perspective, we can only help them to learn some relevant vocabulary items, and such meetings help them to get deeper insight into the problem. Moreover, workshops shed the light on career prospects at the Faculty and beyond

Nikitarecommendedhisowndepartmentbecauseitnotonlyhelpstodevelopskillsatprogrammingbutalsotoget a jobaftergraduation. NikitaislookingforwardtogoingtoZheleznogorsktoworkon GLONASS systems. 

Nikita admitted that he was afraid that the students would not understand him. The materials is hard and my pronunciation is not very good, said he. However, the guys were very active. They were listening and trying to get through the material. Those who asked questions demonstrated their fluency in English and challenged me. I did not expect that they would ask questions. Speaking is my weakness. I liked that the lesson was held in English. When I was a second-year student I was not taught that well. To recap, I enjoyed the experience and realised that I need to learn to think faster and speak better. Thank you!