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

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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

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Appointments Published:

Aalto University emphasises sustainable development and publishes appointments

Jussi Impiö appointed to lead sustainable development activities as Head of Sustainable Solutions and Katja Rönkkö appointed as Senior Communications Specialist.
The drumheads exhibit a collective quantum motion. Picture: Juha Juvonen.
Press releases Published:

Evading the uncertainty principle in quantum physics

New technique gets around 100-year-old rule of quantum physics for the first time
Lääkäri juttelee lapsen kanssa
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Researchers develop better way to determine safe drug doses for children

New research on organ maturation models could lead to improvements in drug development
Afrin Hossain stood by a wall with trees in the background
Studies, University Published:

“What I’m really looking forward to is hanging out!”

We’re interviewing our students about their experience of studying during covid. Here, we speak to Afrin Hossain about her year

What's on?

Upcoming events at the school

MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
Good Life Engine: First steps colorful event banner with an illustration of a person and a dog
Online event

Good Life Engine: The student has become the teacher

Join the semester’s last Good Life Engine open session to see our students get on the stage and take the role of teachers!
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.
Flyer for feminist futures
Online event

Feminist Futures Helsinki

Feminist Futures Helsinki (FFH) is a hackathon which builds on feminist theories of power, emotion and intersectionality, to imagine alternative futures for the Finnish society

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 meetings on 30.4. and 7.5. 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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