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.

Meet our researchers

Mika Sillanpää uses a screwdriver on a piece of equipment.

Mika A. Sillanpää: ‘Having a couple of little black holes in the lab would be tremendously helpful’

From sidestepping the Heisenberg uncertainty principle to demonstrating quantum gravity, Aalto Professor has a habit of advancing boundaries in quantum physics

Riitta Salmelin

New Aalto Distinguished Professor Riitta Salmelin traces the brain’s own ‘fingerprint’

Riitta Salmelin believes that her field of brain imaging has matured to a stage where questions ignored in the early days can now be addressed


Spotlight on love

Pärttyli Rinne, photo by Nora Rinne

Pärttyli Rinne: My work is both internally rewarding and economically fragile

'Academics without a permanent post experience uncertainty and stress, mainly related to financial fragility. It is not just my experience.'

The types of love form a gradient in intensity and in how widely they're felt throughough the body. Image: Philosophical Psychology,

Where do we feel love?

New research sheds light on where and how we feel different kinds of love


Latest news

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ELLIS Distinguished Lectures bring outstanding AI researchers to greater Helsinki

Students can earn credits by attending the seminar series.
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Aalto strong in industry income and patents in Times Higher Education ranking

Aalto University ranked among the top 250 in the world
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Early career theory prize awarded to Professor Jose Lado

Professor Jose Lado was awarded the Early Career Award 2023 by the Spanish Physics Society (RSEF) and the BBVA Foundation. The Early Career Theory Award is awarded to a physicist, either Spanish or currently working in Spain, with 35 years or less, for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics.
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Travel news – Lowest airfares partly missing

Airlines are renewing their distribution channels. During the transformation time there will be gaps in the availability of the lowest fares on online systems.

What's on?

Upcoming events at the school

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Lectures and seminars

The Future of AI-Human Relationships

Participate in a dialogue with the Unite! university alliance researchers about the future of AI-Human Relationships.
Bassam el Baroni, Jouko Lampinen and Emmi Pouta at U-Create seminar. Photo: Alisa Javits
For Aalto community Networking

Meet the Dean of the School of Science

Come and meet the Dean Jouko Lampinen online.
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For Aalto community Campus

A Grid Wellness Day – Aalto Wellbeing Week 2023

Welcome to A Grid Wellness Day! We invite you to explore new exercises: breathwork, yoga and voice workshops to help your well-being.
Introduction to Research Data Management
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

Introduction to Research Data Management, Oct 3, 2023

Get to know the basics of RDM with Data Agent Dr. Essi Viitanen from Research Services.

Student stories

Master's student Anna Huttunen: ‘Listening to others can help you listen to yourself’

Anna Huttunen, a multi-year student tutor and current wellbeing ambassador, shares her thoughts on student wellbeing and how it could be improved.

Anna Huttunen

Emil Stråka: It’s interesting to see physicists and chemists complement each other’s expertise

'It’s interesting to see how physicists and chemists can be looking at the same system, and yet arrive at very different conclusions, questions, and results. In LIBER Center of Excellence, you can see the expertise from different disciplines.'

Emil Stråka, photo by Linda Lehtovirta.

Leila Arstila: As a recent graduate, I have a whole world ahead of me

'We could learn to listen to ourselves and be kinder to ourselves. After burning out, it's really hard to climb back up. It would be easier to stop before the fall.'

Leila Arstila, photo by Linda Lehtovirta

Advanced Energy Technologies student Ilja Stanovohh: My future profession probably does not exist yet

It was his interest in nuclear physics that led Ilja Stanovohh to choose the Advanced Energy Technologies major.

Ilja Stanovohh
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Management of School of Science

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

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