Aalto Science school

Research for a better world

We aim to change the world for the better

We Are The School of Science. Through our internationally-acclaimed high-level research we aim to make a significant impact on society.

The research at our school 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.

Get to know more information about us below, including information on joining us to research and study.

News

Artistic image of a graphene bolometer controlled by electric field. Credit: Heikka Valja.

New detector breakthrough pushes boundaries of quantum computing

A new paper published in Nature shows potential for graphene bolometers to become a game-changer for quantum technology

News
Two white-face sakis sitting on a tree branch and grooming in Korkeasaari Zoo

Scientists develop a sound device to allow monkeys living in a Finnish zoo to play sounds and music

The use of sounds is a promising way to improve the life and wellbeing of animals living in captivity

News

Current news

Kuva: Eeva Suorlahti
Research & Art Published:

Nordic project to enhance circularity of textiles

Doubling the life of textiles will reduce the climate impact by 40-50%. Still most of the used textiles generated in the Nordic region is incinerated instead of being reused, remanufactured and recycled. To enhance circularity of textiles a two-year Nordic project has been initiated.
Professori Nitin Sawhney istumassa rannalla, kuva: Veera Konsti
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art Published:

Everyday choices: Nitin Sawhney, how do we cooperate in times of crisis?

Professor Sawhney examines the role of technology and cooperation in crisis using transdisciplinary human-centered design practices.
Student Ekaterina Shmeleva from School of Science standing at Otaniemi campus / photo Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
Studies Published:

‘I’m happy I didn’t go anywhere else’ – HAIC scholars very satisfied with their studies at Aalto

As top applicants, Rina Shmeleva and Parinaz Avaznejad received scholarships for their master’s studies and now they share their study experiences
Illustration displaying hands writing letters RAND on a yellow background
Research & Art Published:

CofeRefinery went online and attracted over a hundred participants from all over the Nordics

‘When we went online, we wondered how can we help as many people as possible and make it open for everyone,’ says Richard Darst from Aalto Science-IT

What's on?

Upcoming events at the school

Laptop computer keyboard detail / photo: Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Aalto CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
Laptop computer keyboard detail / photo: Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Aalto CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.

We're building a global community.

Meet the School

Academician Riitta Hari receives the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters Academy Award

The award is the most prestigious recognition of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and it is granted to a particularly distinguished member for their scientific work.

Kuva: Studio Kari Likonen Oy.

Meet the new director of OtaNano

Anna Rissanen, the new director of OtaNano, tells us about her role in developing OtaNano for the future

Kuva: Anna Rissanen.

‘We managed to turn a major risk into a great opportunity’

To make sure the Fusion Grid project could continue, Marko Nieminen travelled to Namibia and drove 1,400 kilometres to transport necessary equipment to the village of Oniipa and make it to KLM’s final flight to Europe

Marko Nieminen vaakakuva

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 otherwise exist in nature, and how we can harness them for quantum computing

Professor Lado in the physics department coffee room

Five-year ERC funding to develop the next generation of carbon-based white OLED lights

Postdoctoral Researcher Konstantinos Daskalakis aims to make OLED lighting cheaper, brighter and more efficient

Photo: Mikko Raskinen.

Anna Cichonska uses data science to develop better healthcare

Dr. Cichonska has received two awards for her dissertation and now she helps develop preventive medicine using data science

Anna Cichonska by the sea photo Matti Ahlgren Aalto University
Kuva: Erica Nyholm.

Meet the Dean

The meeting on every Friday at 13.00 - 14.00 will be arranged with Zoom:

https://aalto.zoom.us/j/576548703

 

 

 

 

Contact the School of Science
Aalto University Undergraduate Building Y Block

School of Science: governance

Information about the management and administration of the School of Science.

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!