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Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work

The nanoscale radiation detector is a hundred times faster than its predecessors, and can function without interruption
Research & Art
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A false colour electron microscope image of the bolometer, the scale bar shows a single bacteria, indicating how small the device is

From quantum gateways to super-refrigerators – the quantum technology revolution arrives in Otaniemi

An exhibition uncovering the secrets of quantum technology is opening on 17 October as part of the quantum technology summit
Campus, Research & Art
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The details avaiable on the page in a picture with a colourful cartoon of an antropomorphic qubit

Over one million euros in grants from the Wihuri Foundation

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation grants were awarded to 41 individuals or teams in Aalto University.
University
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Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors -näyttelyn kuva, kuvaaja Mikko Raskinen

How to create things that don’t exist

The newest theoretical physics professor at Aalto calculates what we need to do to create electronic states that can’t other exist in nature, and how we can harness them for quantum computing
Appointments, Research & Art
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Professor Lado in the physics department coffee room

European quantum experts meet in Helsinki to review the progress of quantum technologies and set future strategies

Organised by the Finnish Presidency, Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Academy of Finland, and the Quantum Flagship, the event will take place on October 17-18. Representatives from the quantum technology communities will review present accomplishments within the field as well as establish future visions and strategic goals to position the region as a leader in the field. The first day will conclude with a panel discussion on policy topics, focusing on establishing a European infrastructure on Quantum Technologies.
Research & Art
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Image Credit: Quantum Flagship/H. Ritsch.

From space technology to spider silk and the bio-economy – over 2 000 women and girls gather for three different technology events

Technology companies will need more than 53 000 new experts in the next few years. We are holding 'Shaking up Tech' for high school students, 'Girls' Day' for upper comprehensive school students in Heureka, and 'Women in Tech' for technical professionals: three events that highlight the many possibilities in the field of technology and introduce role models.
Cooperation, Press releases
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Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Quantum Technology Research Lectures

Explore the different areas of research taking place across the Quantum Technology Finland centre of excellence
Research & Art
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Sabrina's lecture

Learning from nature

In his lab, Academy Professor Olli Ikkala is catching up with evolution’s lead in the manufacture of materials. The results of his work may be of crucial significance to an energy-scarce society.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Olli Ikkala

Pavlov's classical conditioning inspires materials scientists

Concepts of experimental psychology replicated in smart materials
Press releases
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Test tube made to look like Pavlolv's dog

Two unique exhibitions by Aalto University at the Oodi Library to experience and play

The Finnish EU presidency is now in full swing and for September (when the EU level AV conference will take place), Aalto is offering two very different exhibitions to be on display at the Oodi library in Helsinki.
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art, University
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Screenshot from Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632

Aalto quantum computing spinout secures €11.45m in funding

IQM hopes to commercialise groundbreaking research from Aalto and VTT
University
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Wafer of qubits

Ten new doctoral training projects exploring quantum technology in novel ways

The projects focus on scientific, technological, business and/or artistic ideas
Research & Art
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artist impression magnetic monopole

Meet the new Innovation Advisors at SCI

We chat to Ilkka Hyytiäinen and Juha Siivola who, along with Tuomas Planman will support the school as innovation advisors
Appointments
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Juha Siivola ja Ilkka Hyytiäinen. Kuva: Matthew Allinson.

Dean of the School of Science grants Master’s thesis awards 2018

Kukka-Emilia Huhtinen, Ana Maria Triana Hoyos and Antti Tolppanen receive the Master's Thesis Awards.
Honoured
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Kuva: Unto Rautio.

20 new Academy Projects to Aalto

The total funding granted by the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering is 8.9 million euros.
Research & Art
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Aaltoon 20 uutta akatemiahanketta -uutisen kuvituskuva, kuva Aleksi Poutanen

Snowflakes hold the secret to how tooth enamel is formed

The newly published work helps to explain why even closely-related species – such as humans and orangutans – have very different looking teeth.
Research & Art
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Lähiotos orangin poskihampaasta. Kuva: EVO-DEVO -tutkimusryhmä.

The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion awarded physics lecturer and a pioneer in gamification

Outstanding Teacher of the Year award was given to Jami Kinnunen, lecturer popular with physics students. Juho Hamari was chosen as the Young Researcher of the Year
Honoured
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Jami Kinnunen vasemmalla ja Juho Hamari oikealla.

Funding for four new Academy Research Fellow and 14 Postdoctoral Researcher posts

The funding for the five-year Academy Research Fellow and the three-year Postdoctoral Researcher posts was awarded by the Academy of Finland's Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Aalto-yliopiston kemian tekniikan korkeakoulun tutkimusta, kuva Mikko Raskinen

Professor Olli Ikkala wins Dutch Polymer Science award

The annual PTN Medema Lecture award is granted to a renowned international polymer scientist
Research & Art
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Olli Ikkala.

Fixing back problems and improving hygiene at music festivals: innovative ideas by this year’s undergraduate student projects

The theme of this year’s annual SCI course project was health and well-being
Studies
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Vesi-ilmapallojen heittopeli. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.