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Foresail-1-satelliitti avaruudessa
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Towards more sustainable space research – The Foresail-1 satellite will be launched in spring 2022

Foresail-1 is the first satellite from the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space. The Centre of Excellence is studying space conditions with the aim of developing more sustainable small satellites that do not turn into space debris.
An artistic rendition of quantum entanglement. Image: Heikka Valja
Press releases Published:

A new artificial material mimics quantum entangled rare earth compounds

By combining two-dimensional materials, researchers create a macroscopic quantum entangled state emulating rare earth compounds
Flying squirrel
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Aalto neighbourhood home to waterbird oasis and forest habitat for flying squirrels

The Otaniemi campus is right next to a nature conservation area. We accompanied an expert on an outing to learn what makes it unique – and what can be done about biodiversity loss.
Kasvokuva Sini Merikalliosta, hänellä on yllään tumma villapaita, jossa on raitoja. Kuva: Aleksi Poutanen.
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Alumna Sini Merikallio and the makings of an astronaut

Veterinarian and former space researcher turns her gaze back to the stars.
Photo from Aalto Glass Challenge 2018, Henna Nuutinen
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Does environmental stress drive migration?

New comprehensive analysis ranks environmental and social factors for explaining migration globally as well as in each country—and it’s more complicated than previous understanding suggests
Yksityiskohta kryostaatista. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Research & Art Published:

Physicists find a new powerful method to explore phase transitions in strongly correlated quantum systems

Far-from-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems is one of the most active research areas in physics, with important connections to emerging quantum computers.
Data vitality exhibition. Visual identity by Olena Mohylna, 2021
Exhibitions and fairs

Data Vitality: Soft Infrastructures and Economies of Knowledge

An exhibition engaging with the frameworks related to data-driven practices in University education, providing interdisciplinary perspectives on how data infrastructures and data economies are being formed globally and how these policies will shape education across arts, science, business and technology and society.
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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: 5G – what do we all have to know?

5G is here and is more than just a fast connection – what do we all have to know about the future technology?
Northern Dimension Future Forum 2021
Lectures and seminars

Northern Dimension Future Forum 2021

Join the Northern Dimension Future Forum 2021 and hear experts, decision-makers and stakeholders discuss the sustainability of the COVID-19 pandemic-induced social innovations and policy measures in the fields of transport and logistics, health and social wellbeing, and culture.
GN!
Lectures and seminars

Games Now! Lectures 2021-22

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games. In GN! we dig deeper to what is current at the game scene – and what will happen in the near future.
Designer Leevi Ikäheimo's anatomical knitwear (2020)
Exhibitions and fairs

Intimacy

Intimacy situates at the intersection of novel politicization and digital disruption of fashion.It updates our understanding of Finnish clothing and accessory design into the 2020s, exploring the intimate relationship between the body and the clothes we wear and introducing visitors to the creative design process, from initial sketches to the finished products.
Christmas sales
Campus

TOKYO’s Christmas Sales

Three days and tens and tens tables full of fantastic art & design from the students and alumni of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture!

Video: The new road to silk

Did you know that scientists are able to produce spider silk using modified bacteria? Spider silk is one of the strongest materials in nature and it offers intriguing opportunities for future textile design. In the NEWSILK project researchers worked together with designers to develop new types of silk-like materials using a multidisciplinary approach and the tools of synthetic biology.

See the video below or read the article on website.

Appointments

Harri Laakso photo_Mikko_Raskinen
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Professor Harri Laakso appointed as Head of Department for the merging Departments of Art and Media

Professor Harri Laakso has been appointed to the position of Head of Department for the merging Departments of Art and Media of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Prof. Tiina Ritvala, Assistant Dean of School of Business
Appointments Published:

Tiina Ritvala appointed Assistant Dean of the School of Business

The position will start on 1 January 2022, with a period of 1,5 years.
Aalto University
Appointments Published:

New heads of departments and deputy department heads appointed at the School of Engineering

Pedro Vilaça, Raine Mäntysalo and Leena Korkiala-Tanttu will begin their terms as heads of departments in January 2022.
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New School of Science legal counsel Anniina Harju provides legal assistance related to contracts and research projects

Anniina Harju provides legal assistance related to contracts and research projects conducted at departments of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science ja Industrial Engineering and Management

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Simulaatio ilman vaihtumisesta
Research & Art Published:

A new programme models airflows much faster than before – without a supercomputer

Modelling reveals that even rooms with efficient ventilation often have areas where the air is stagnant. Assistant Professor Ville Vuorinen believes that a new programme could become a tool that can be used by both researchers as well as experts responsible for planning of public spaces.
Mobile phone. Photo: Aleksi Poutanen
Research & Art Published:

Covid-19 contract-tracing apps are less trusted by those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds

People who are mistrusting, socially disadvantaged, or have less digital access, are generally more negative towards the idea of using digital contract tracing apps to control COVID-19.
Kandidaattikeskus
University Published:

Covid-19 vaccines available at the Otaniemi campus on 20 October from 10 to 15

The vaccination site is open to students and personnel at the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115.
Brain
Cooperation Published:

Helsinki Brain & Mind utilises digitalisation and develops AI-based brain imaging analysis

In the coming years, the network in neuroscience research will focus its efforts on the development of digital solutions and innovations. The network’s new project, with a budget of over €880,000, has received substantial EU funding for the term 2021–2023.

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Piirroskuvitus Aalto University Magazinen kansista. Kuvassa on kaksi ihmishahmoa kävelemässä, taustalla erilaisia ympäristöjä mm. kaupunki, metsä, vuoristo. Kuvittaja: Satu Kettunen.

Four years and lots of tears – three experts tell how they succeeded in making the change

Many entrepreneurs and researchers set their goals based on a realisation that something needs to be done differently. The change they envision might be a new product or material, or it can be a new way to do things. Implementing change isn’t always easy, however, and it demands a stomach for uncertainty, say Professor Michael Hummel and entrepreneurs Annu Nieminen and Richard Nordström.

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The Best Thing Today Psychology Podcast (Summer Green)

Academic Workload (external link)

No time to manage energy and no energy to manage time.

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Painting Energies Podcast (external link)

Painting Energies is a podcast about light, colour, plants, microbes, and electrical energy. Eleven conversations with invited guests explore their relations, and our relations to them, through a dialogue across science, technology, art and philosophy.

Flower clutch

Irene Purasachit saw the floral industry’s waste problem firsthand – now she makes material for handbags from discarded blooms

Nearly half of cut flowers end up in the trash, never making their way to dinner tables or first dates

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