School of Science

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Change The Game

Low cost solar panel research receives funding boost

€600,000 funding awarded to Dr Ghufran Hashmi for the development of low cost long-lasting solar energy materials

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A solar panel printed in the shape of the aalto 10th birthday party logo

New heads of departments for 2020-2022

Appointments confirmed for the next 3 years by Dean

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The Dean has appointed the Heads of Departments for 2020-2022.

Rewriting quantum mechanics in their spare time

A pair of civil servants solve a quantum mechanics problem that had bothered them since they were students

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The study took Jussi Lindgren, left, and Jukka Liukkonen, right, back to year 1941 when Stueckelberg’s wave equation was invented. The equation is the foundation for parameterized relativistic dynamics.

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Mies- ja naisopiskelija työskentelemässä laitteen ääressä.
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A record number of applications to Aalto University

There has been an enormous increase in applications for a study place in master’s and English bachelor’s programmes
Janne Lindqvist seisoo mustassa puvussa taustallaan Aallon A-kirjainvalotaulu ja valotaideteos seinällä
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Janne Lindqvist is the first person in Finland to receive a Mozilla Research Grant – supports making the internet a better place

The Mozilla Foundation awards researchers with unrestricted gifts, which makes them highly competitive
Peter Lund. Photo: Anni Hanén.
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Professor Peter D. Lund awarded high Chinese Honour

Renewable energy expert granted Jiangsu Award and Medal of Friendship
Janne Lindqvist
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Janne Lindqvist: You can’t help if you stay in the ivory tower

This sociable professor of computer science knows how to forge his own path and trusts his instinctive curiosity towards different research topics.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, MSc Tero Hakala

Title of the dissertation is "Processing of Subword Information in the Human Brain"
CS_defence photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Computer Science, MSc Matti Karppa

Methods for similarity search and Boolean matrix multiplication in theory and practice
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of engineering physics, Jouko Lehtomäki, MSc (Tech)

Title of the dissertation is "Density functional theory approximations from semiclassical considerations"
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar (MLCS)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminars are weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and are held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

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:

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Our main research areas are algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, applied mathematics and mechanics, stochastics and statistics, and systems analysis and operations research.

Green plastic triangle on a white board,

Department of Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research in physical sciences and creates important industrial applications that hold great technological potential.

Low Temperature Laboratory

Department of Computer Science

World-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science and society.

Aalto University provides world-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science, engineering and society. Photo Matti Ahlgren.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management studies and drives the transformation of technology-based business.

DIEM guild Prodeko

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

We study system-level dynamic functions of the human brain, mind and body.

Illustration of combined TMS and EEG methods

Our community

Professor Lado in the physics department coffee room

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

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Emilia Lahti

What the Finnish concept of sisu can offer the world

First study dedicated to the world-famous concept: sisu can help people exceed preconceived limitations, but can be detrimental when used unwisely

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Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.

Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

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.

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Silja Sormunen standing on a forest path in Otaniemi

"Mathematics is a bridge between different disciplines"

Psychology, medicine and philosophy are some of the subjects that Silja Sormunen has studied. That is why Complex Systems, part of Life Science Technologies programme, felt like just the thing she had been looking for. She is also in the Doctoral Track programme.

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Four Aalto University students working at a table / photo by Unto Rautio

Tenure track

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.

Interested in tenure track?

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.

Collaboration with corporates, employers and alumni
Aalto University / School of Science / Collaboration

Strategic Centres

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.

Powerpoint Presentation with facts and figures about the School of Science

The Dean of Aalto University's School of Science meets with four collegues in a library / photo by Anne Tapanainen.
Meet the Dean. Image: Anne Tapanainen.

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

Undergraduate Centre

Address: Otakaari 1

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

Computer Science building

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.

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Health Technology House

Address: Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2.
Open: Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

Otakaari 3. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate.

Otakaari 4

Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Fri 8.00–15.30

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Nanotalo building

Address: Puumiehenkuja 2
Mon-Fri 7.45-16.00

Nanotalo. Puumiehenkuja 2. Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio
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