The newest theoretical physics professor at Aalto calculates what we need to do to create electronic states that can’t otherwise exist in nature, and how we can harness them for quantum computing
School of Science
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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
Aalto University ranked third best European university in Computer Science
According to the Best Global Universities rankings by the U.S. News, Aalto University is the best Finnish university in Computer Science and globally its ranking is #33
Novel technology allows more accurate measurement of brain activity
Innovative sensors that allow detection of the brain’s magnetic field from right on the scalp could enable more precise measuring of brain activity
Departments and centres
With our internationally acclaimed, high-level research, we change the world for the better. The research at the School of Science focuses on advanced energy solutions, condensed matter and materials physics, creation and transformation of technology based business, data science and artificial intelligence, health technology, neuroscience, and software engineering. We create and transform technology-based businesses, energy sciences (including nuclear engineering), and neuroscience and technology.
We currently host two Finnish Centres of Excellence in research.
To learn more about the impact we make, get to know our five departments:
Our main research areas are algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, applied mathematics and mechanics, stochastics and statistics, and systems analysis and operations research.
The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research in physical sciences and creates important industrial applications that hold great technological potential.
The Department of Computer Science provides world-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science and society.
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management studies and drives the transformation of technology-based business.
We study system-level dynamic functions of the human brain, mind and body.
Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.
Psychology, medicine and philosophy are some of the subjects that master-level student Silja Sormunen has studied. That is why Complex Systems, which is a part of Aalto University’s Life Science Technologies programme, felt like just the thing she had been looking for.
The objective of the tenure track career system is to support professors’ academic freedom and to reach world class in research and/or artistic and professional work, teaching and activity in scientific community and academic leadership.
Let's do it together
As our partner, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a new working culture and unique concentration of research, development and innovation.
School of Science currently hosts seven strategic centres that work to bring our strategy to life. They tie together efforts in both in research and education and strive for impact in society.
Aalto Brain Centre (ABC) is a strategic initiative within the Aalto University School of Science. ABC relies on the strong expertise of the school's research teams in systems neuroscience, neurotechnology, signal analysis, machine learning, network analysis, brain imaging, psychology, cognitive science, clinical neuroscience, naturalistic neuroscience, physics, and engineering.
Aalto Centre for Operations Research (ACOR) is a coordinated network of Aalto researchers with interests in Operations Research (OR). It aims at enhancing collaboration between Aalto’s research groups which conduct research in OR or fields that apply or would benefit from the application of OR methods and serves as a source of expertise for those who may benefit from operations research, both within Aalto and beyond.
The Aalto Science Institute is an interdisciplinary research initiative hosted by the Aalto University School of Science to advance and foster international collaboration and research at the highest level across the fields of science.
The program prepares students for high-growth entrepreneurship through top-level education and curricular activities.
Biodesign Finland improves medical care with a novel entrepreneurial program for selected interdisciplinary teams and creates new business.
Centre for Quantum Engineering (CQE) tackles the most challenging scientific and technological questions to release the full potential of our expertise for the benefit of industry and society. Our long and successful research tradition is recognized worldwide for pioneering work, especially in condensed matter physics and nanoscale quantum electronic devices.
The Garage is a place where you can discuss, educate, build, test, interact, and have fun in energy subjects. Energy industries and companies have shown positive interest in this and collaborative arrangements are likely to emerge.
HAIC represents the best information security expertise in Finland and one of the best in Europe.
Powerpoint Presentation with facts and figures about the School of Science
Meet the Dean
You are welcome to meet the Dean on Fridays at 13.00-14.30, T-building Learning Hub, Konemiehentie 2. Any changes in the schedule will be informed in advance. Meet the Dean is an informal event, you are welcome to talk about anything with the Dean.
Where to find us
Address: Otakaari 1
Maarintie 8, Espoo
Address: Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45 - 20.00 Fri 7.45-18.00 and Sat 11.00-18.00.
The Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.
Address: Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00
Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Fri 8.00–15.30
Address: Puumiehenkuja 2
Address: Tietotie 3
Address: Maarintie 6