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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 highlights at the School of Science

Breast cancer tissue in a culture model in which hormone receptors disappear (left) and within the culture model developed in this study which maintains the hormone receptors (right). The hormone receptors are indicated in green. Photo: Pauliina Munne.

Finnish researchers developed mini-breast cancer as a new weapon against the most common type of breast cancer

Breast cancer researchers from the University of Helsinki and material scientists from Aalto University have jointly developed a gel-grown “mini-breast cancer” that will help uncover more effective treatments against hormone-dependent breast cancer.

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An artistic rendition of quantum entanglement. Image: Heikka Valja

A new artificial material mimics quantum entangled rare earth compounds

By combining two-dimensional materials, researchers create a macroscopic quantum entangled state emulating rare earth compounds

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Early career award granted to Professor Jose Lado

Professor Jose Lado was awarded early career prize. The award recognizes the talents of exceptional young researchers who are making a significant contribution to their respective field of research. The runner-up prize was awarded to Prof. Lado by Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and Institute of Physics through New Journal of Physics (NJP).
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Rakentajanaukio parking area to partly close temporarily

Half of the parking area will be closed during December 2021 due to the HSY water supply renovation site.
Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 – Open call
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What's Life 1.5 like? – Apply now for Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 to showcase a sustainable future

The climate crisis and biodiversity loss call for radical new ideas. How does your work contribute to wiser consumption, climate solutions or a more sustainable working life? Designs for a Cooler Planet 2022 will present Aalto's most interesting projects to support sustainability – apply now!
Researchers were able to time the extraction and splitting of entangled Cooper pairs from a superconductor. Picture: Aalto University.
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Novel quantum device design promises a regular flow of entangled electrons on demand

Quantum computer and many other quantum technologies rely on our ability to generate quantum entangled pairs of electrons. By dynamically controlling two quantum dots near a superconductor, researchers could time the extraction and splitting of entangled Cooper pairs from a superconductor.

What's on?

Upcoming events at the school

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Online event

AQP Seminar: Switching thermometry for dynamical investigations of thermal processes at nanoscale

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminars (Hybrid). Speaker: Dr. Maciej Zgirski (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Aalto University / students doing teamwork / photo by Unto Rautio
Online event

For teachers: The Science of Learning - Promising Strategies from Cognitive Psychology

In this online workshop you will learn to develop and implement strategies from cognitive psychology into your course design.
Pattern, computer science, robots and other artificial intelligence things, illustration Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Critical AI & Crisis Interrogatives (CRAI-CIS) Seminar

Critical perspectives on AI and HCI.
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Conferences and workshops

EURO2022 brings world-leading operations research and analytics to Espoo: How can Finnish companies make the most of it?

This seminar is a kickoff for the 32nd EURO conference organized in Otaniemi in July 2022. EURO is the main European operations research and analytics conference with some 2,500 participants from around the world. The seminar provides an opportunity to hear about how OR and analytics are being utilized in Finnish companies, and what kinds of opportunities the conference offers for companies in terms of visibility, sponsorship, recruitment, and collaboration.

Meet the School

Samuel Kaski receives major international funding for the development of AI methods

Aalto University Professor Samuel Kaski has been awarded the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowship to establish a new center of excellence. The funding relates to Kaski’s work at the University of Manchester, but Finnish research on modeling user intent will also benefit.

Samuel Kaski

Eveliina Peltola: Mathematics is beautiful because in it everything falls into place in a natural way

Assistant Professor Eveliina Peltola sees mathematics as a universal language that people need to get into before they can use it.

Eveliina Peltola. Photo: Lassi Savola.

Hanna Renvall: Being a professor and working in the emergency room at the same time teaches ‘what kinds of questions our research should seek to answer’

Hanna Renvall has a shared professorship at Aalto University and the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS), she serves as Director at the BioMag laboratory and is also the Deputy Director of the Philomela choir

Hanna Renvall is the joint professor of Aalto and HUS. Photo: Ilkka Nissilä.

Physicist Mika A. Sillanpää wins a multi-million euro research grant to support work reconciling quantum mechanics and general relativity

The team is trying to solve a hundred-year-old mystery of physics with the help of small gold spheres and extremely low temperatures. The observation of tiny gravitational forces between vibrating spheres may solve the mystery.

The highly competed ERC Advanced Grant, awarded to leading top researchers, is the third ERC grant won by Professor Mika A. Sillanpää. In 2009, he received the ERC Starting Grant targeted at talented young researchers and, in 2013, he was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant intended for top researchers establishing their careers. Picture: Aalto University.

Niina Nurmi is tackling Zoom fatigue and hybrid work in her research

The new assistant professor of management is especially interested in the future of work and the management of virtual work, employee engagement and well-being.

Niina Nurmi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.

Material can be trained like a Pavlov dog – Professor Olli Ikkala and his team develop new materials

The sharpest tip of materials science is coming up with answers to questions such as can materials ‘learn’ new properties or how to keep a cancerous tumour alive outside the body.

Olli Ikkala ryhmäkuvassa portaikossa viiden tutkijan kanssa, Ikkala seisoo portaikon edessä ja katsoo tutkijoita, tutkijat seisovat rappusilla peräkkäin.
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Information about the management and administration of the School of Science.

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