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Aalto University / Professor Tom Bäckström / photo: Linda Koskinen
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Professor Tom Bäckström: Smart devices can eavesdrop and therefore we must study privacy

Social rules involving privacy should be considered in the design of speech interfaces.
Martti Hetemäki.
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Martti Hetemäki appointed professor of practice at the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics

The professorship is shared equally by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki as of 1 March 2020.

How sensitive can your quantum detector be?

A new device measures the tiniest energies in superconducting circuits, an essential step for quantum technology
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An illustration showing a nano-strip of copper being bombarded by photons, with a thermometer measuring its heat

School of Science Diversity and Equality Plan for 2020 published

Equality plan available on our governance page follow-on from discussions from the end of last year
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Aerial picture of Otaniemi during the summer

Three fascinating facts about space – which mystery would space researcher Joni Tammi like to understand?

When Joni Tammi was on the first grade, he gave his first school presentation about stars. It started a journey that led to a career in space research. But what was the brainwave he got during his studies on a course taught by astronomer Esko Valtaoja?
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Metsähovi Radio Observatory, Joni Tammi

New appointments at the School of Chemical Engineering

New appointments have been made at the School of Chemical Engineering.
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Nominees for the Metex Awards announced

The four Metex Prize nominees are graduates at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Technology Industries of Finland's Centennial Foundation awards the Metex Prize 23 January.
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Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulun Metex-palkintoehdokkaat

Aalto nuclear fusion expert becomes ITER Scientist Fellow

Dr Antti Snicker becomes the first Finnish Scientist Fellow at ITER, modelling transport of fast particles in tokamak plasmas
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computer illustration of a cut away of the donut-shaped fusion reactor, showing that it much larger tha human

Matti Kaivola: Top research requires a communality that stretches across the generations

Top research is enabled by good infrastructure that can be utilised by as many researchers as possible. This helps towards obtaining international and competitive funding.
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Esko Kauppinen on the left, Matti Kaivola on the right. Photo: Said Elhazzaz.

Study well-being questionnaire AllWell? in February 2020

The study well-being questionnaire AllWell? is open for second year bachelor’s and first year master’s students from 5 to 19 February 2020. The students will get a link to the questionnaire by email. AllWell team offers course visits to promote the questionnaire.
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AllWell 2019 image

Vehicle technology researchers receive Technology Finland stipends

The vehicle manufacturers' branch group of Technology Finland has awarded Aalto University researchers two stipends with a combined value of 25 000 euros.
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kaupunkibussi

Revival of garment mending: communal reskilling addresses global issues of textile waste

Dissertation of the month: Mending clothes, one of the oldest practices known to humankind, nowadays stands for global awareness of the textile waste problem.

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Marium Durrani

Aalto Summer School offers summer studies for all learners

Aalto Summer School promises an exciting summer full of unforgettable academic experiences and lively social activities. The Otaniemi campus is the perfect summer destination for students and lifelong learners alike.
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Umbrellas

Water management professor Marko Keskinen studies the interaction of water and society

Water management is not only about environmental sustainability, but also about equity and equality.
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Professori Marko Keskinen

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Exhibitions and fairs

WAVES RISING | Exhibition

Materialising projections of rising sea levels 
Photography workshop for scientists_ photo Glen Forde
Exhibitions and fairs

Photography meets materials vol.2

Materials Platform organizes 'Photography meets materials' exhibition in Väre on 14-24 of January 2020. This exhibition is the result of the 'Photography workshop series' organized in collaboration with professional photography teacher Tiina Puputti in Fall 2019. The exhibition opens up the fascinating scientific perspectives on researched materials through the lens of photography.
Gurls
Exhibitions and fairs

UNFOLD at the Finnish Museum of Photography

The Unfold exhibition introduces a group of photographic artists from the master's degree program in photography at Aalto University.
Aalto Scientific Computing

Aalto Scientific Computing - Triton kickstart

Do you want to learn how to use Triton, the high performance computing cluster at Aalto?
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