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.

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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

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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

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Current news

Sustainability Science Days 2021 - Destruction & Creativity - May 18-19th, Helsinki and Espoo
Research & Art Published:

Our un­will­ing­ness to sac­ri­fice com­fort: 3 ta­boos pre­vent­ing sustainable trans­form­a­tion

Why is it so difficult for us to change our current practices for more sustainable ones? Are there any explicit taboos that hinder decision-making? Sustainability Science Days, Finland’s largest event in sustainability science, addresses sustainability challenges, including both taboos and innovative ways of promoting sustainability.
Aalto University
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New quality award will be given to teams of top experts who change Aalto over the long term

The new ‘Aalto Pioneering Excellence Award’ highlights the importance of quality and excellence. The award can be applied or nominated annually by the end of May
InteraktiiQuantum Garden on interaktiivinen elektroninen valotaideteos, jota koskettamalla teoksen värit muuttuvat. Tummasävyisessä kuvassa kaksi kättä kurkottaa eriväristen valoantureiden päälle.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art Published:

Quantum literacy for all

What do computers, cell phones and GPS navigation have in common? And what about digital cameras, solar panels and fibre optics? The answer is that the functioning of these devices is based on quantum phenomena.
The low-temperature plate inside of the refrigerator. The team attaches their bolometers here. Credit: Aalto University.
Press releases Published:

Finnish Quantum Institute announced

InstituteQ will coordinate research, teaching and commercialisation across Finland

What's on?

Upcoming events at the school

AQP seminar
Online event

AQP Seminar: A superconductor free of quasiparticles for seconds

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminars (Zoom). Speaker: Elsa Mannila (Aalto University)
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
Tapahtumabanneri. Kuva vihersävytteisestä kaislikosta. Kuvan päällä tapahtuman tiedot ja kumppaneiden logot.
Other

Climate change - perspectives of hope for the future

The discussion will address, among other things, the mitigation of climate change through technology and the potential for change in the lives of individuals and communities. The event was postponed from Spring 2020 to 2021.
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

 

Please note that the meeting this week on Friday 16.4. has been cancelled!

The meetings  on every Friday at 13.00 - 14.00:

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.

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