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Physicists make square droplets and liquid lattices. Picture: Active Matter research group led by Prof. Timonen, Aalto University
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Physicists make square droplets and liquid lattices

Driving systems out of equilibrium with electric fields proves useful for creating liquid shapes that are nearly impossible to find in nature
Kuva Mekong-joelta
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Changing climate increases the need for water diplomacy

Water issues are increasingly political, meaning tensions need to be tackled in new ways
Maastomittauksien tekoa
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An encounter between a photographer and remote sensing specialists led to a book on forests, vision and the purpose of science

Where one person sees a beautiful bark surface, another person sees raw data, says Sheung Yiu, who took the photographs for the Ground Truth book.
Camilla Inkeroinen ja Hanna Vanhanen
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Researchers develop the perfect recycled fertilizer for forests - saves 88% of energy normally used but still not legal

Finnish forests are typically nourished with fertilisers containing energy-intensive nitrogen and phosphorous mined in Morocco. Researchers have now developed an ecological alternative with ingredients sourced from a waste processing plant. It is good for forests and the environment – but legislation has to change first.
Ignite
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New accelerator program Ignite brings students from different fields together

The Ignite program involved teams from Aalto as well as other universities.
Aalto Distinguished Professor Risto Ilmoniemi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
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Aalto Distinguished Professor Risto Ilmoniemi and his team are developing a new kind of brain stimulator

In the future, artificial intelligence-enabled “self-driving” brain stimulators can ameliorate the condition of millions of patients suffering from brain disorders, says Professor of Applied Physics Risto Ilmoniemi. He also thinks that his best research results may still be in the future.

Event highlights

Resource Wisdom - Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021
Exhibitions and fairs

Helsinki Design Week 2021 has landed in Otaniemi, showcasing three paths to resource wisdom

Radical ideas and prototypes contributing to a resource-wise future. The exhibitions and online lectures are open to everyone, and they belong to the official Helsinki Design Week programme.
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Lectures and seminars

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?
Speaker photos of How to win with platform strategy with Tero Ojanperä, Bengt Holmström, Timo Vuori, Maija Hovila, Matias Järnefelt, Michael Tushman
Online event

How to Win with Platform Strategy

Platform companies are challenging every industry and already dominate many. Join and understand how to drive radical business transformation and hear the latest cutting edge combination of research and in-depth experience.
Left: purple film coating on a human hand with purple background, right purple and green dried plant material
Exhibitions and fairs

Materialising the Future – CHEMARTS 10 years

Why recycle bio-based materials? Can bio-based materials replace plastics? Does it make sense to use trees as materials?
Infinite materials theme visual
Exhibitions and fairs

Infinite Materials

We need to radically cut our consumption of materials and energy by creating materials that are not just renewable but forever reusable.
SofiaIlmonen_Juhu Huttunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Other Kinds Of Fashion

Through design creativity we can solve many problems in the fashion industry. Based on different kinds of fashion design approaches, we can take account the extended use phase, different body size, redesigning with old clothes, using natural dyes and creating sustainable beauty. Through these different design strategies, we can transform fashion culture towards one which is in better balance with the environment. 

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

Marjo-Riitta Diehl, Aalto BIZ
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Marjo-Riitta ”Maikki” Diehl: My research concerns organizational justice

According to the new Associate Professor at the Department of Management Studies, fairness and justice are critical to ensuring cooperation and coordination between groups and organizations.
Rehtori Ilkka Niemelä
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Aalto Distinguished Professor Risto Ilmoniemi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
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Aalto Distinguished Professor Risto Ilmoniemi and his team are developing a new kind of brain stimulator

In the future, artificial intelligence-enabled “self-driving” brain stimulators can ameliorate the condition of millions of patients suffering from brain disorders, says Professor of Applied Physics Risto Ilmoniemi. He also thinks that his best research results may still be in the future.
Mashrura Musharraf, Assistant Professor of Marine Technology
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Mashrura Musharraf, Assistant Professor of Marine Technology, studies intelligent ships

“Maritime automation needs to be developed so that the systems are safe and meet human needs,” she says.

Find recent news related to coronavirus

Economicum-rakennus Arkadiankadulla. Kuva: Veikko Somerpuro
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Helsinki GSE Situation Room study: Coronavirus pandemic particularly challenging for higher education students - number of appointments to mental health services is on the rise

Appointments to mental health services have been steadily increasing among both higher education students and other representatives of the same age group since autumn 2020.
Crystal Flowers exhibition Collineation Grounds. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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Persistent students created an exhibition combining math and art despite exceptional circumstances

The sheltered courtyard next to the main lobby of the Undergraduate Centre and its dark-red brick, black granite and copper clad façade provides a solid frame for the 2021 exhibition, Collineations grounds.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka_Sinikoski.
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Companies are shifting from crisis management to new growth – challenges include shortage of experts and the aftermath of a digital leap

There are bottlenecks on the road to emerging growth, and accelerated digitalisation isn't making things easier. When an organisation moves from the office to Teams, something gets left behind.
instagram posts about Covid
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How is Instagram used by the leading health agencies to engage with the public during the COVID-19 crisis?

Social media messaging depicting well known personalities, influencers, and celebrities received greater engagement.

Content highlights

Explore Aalto University through a variety of content!

Näytös21-voittaja Jenny Hytösen mallisto yhdistää kristalleilla kirjailtuja, läpinäkyviä verkkokankaita ja vahvasti niititettyä nahkaa.

Näytös21 fashion show made an impact also online

The main prize winner is Jenny Hytönen, also Sofia Ilmonen and Juha Vehmaanperä were awarded.

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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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Engineering science makes ships lighter and more environmentally friendly | Aalto Blogs (external link)

With innovative structures and materials, we can reduce cruise ship’s hull weight by 20%.

Kolme miestä pelaamassa rugbyä, kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

A sport for gentleman thugs

Rugby is a tough contact sport that requires players to absorb constant hits while maintaining absolute trust in their teammates in every situation – not unlike research work.

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