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Secrets of our universe live in a big blue cylinder

There isn’t much on Earth but you can find it just about everywhere else — how a type of helium might tell us how everything we know got its start.
Research & Art
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Way Out There - Big blue cylinder

AI is enabling better building blocks for our devices

It’s not only changing the way we process data, AI changing how we carry out research, period.
Research & Art
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Smart Art - new materials

Mixing art and artificial intelligence

Artists have for long been quick to experiment, use and misuse new technologies--but does AI mean the end of human-made art?
Research & Art
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Smart Art - Mixing art and AI

Quantum Technology studies begin at Aalto – Pioneering physics student Artturi Jalli is already programming the IBM quantum computer

The unique Quantum Technology major takes you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation.
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Quantum Garden

#WayOutThere on Facebook Live

Join us Wednesdays in January for our interview series on distant galaxies, the beginnings of the universe and new space
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Our new Facebook Live Series, Way Out There, kicks off on 9 January

First confirmation of a Wigner crystal in graphene paves the way for a new kind of quantum computing

Using graphene, exotic arrangements of electrons can be studied, with possible applications including quantum computing.
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Elektronimikroskooppikuva Corbino-laitteesta: vihreäksi väritettyyn grafeeniin havaittiin muodostuvan elektronikide, kaksi-dimensioinen Wignerin hila, joka koostui noin 20 kristalliitista. Kuva: Antti Laitinen.

Sustainable ideas and inspiring people presented with Aalto SCI Alumna of the Year and SCI Awards 2018

SCI Alumna 2018 Annu Nieminen is an entrepreneur with a passion to encourage companies in maximizing the positive impact on the society. SCI awardees are described as inspirational, helpful, patient, and knowledgeable persons in the community.
Research & Art, Studies
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Aalto SCI Alumna of the Year and SCI Awardees 2018

Machine learning helps design new materials

By allowing scientist to accurately predict how novel materials will behave under pressure for the first time, a machine learning algorithm developed in an collaboration between Aalto and University of Tampere could open up new methods for designing materials.
Press releases, Research & Art
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Machine Learning algorithm prediciting stress v strain

Mohammad Tavakkoli receives Gustav Komppa award for his exceptional doctoral dissertation in the field of chemistry

According to the jury, Tavakkoli’s dissertation is of the highest possible research quality in chemical engineering.
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Dr. Mohamad Tavakkoli with Finnish Chemical Society President Dr. Pekka Joensuu

Professor Esko Kauppinen is the first Finnish recipient of a UNESCO Nanosciences Medal

The award was presented to Esko Kauppinen in recognition of his significant contributions to the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies. Kauppinen’s research focuses on carbon nanomaterials and carbon nanobuds.
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Kuvassa Esko Kauppinen ja Miguel Clüsener-Godt. Kuva: Unesco / Jake Lewis.

Aalto Distinguished Professor Olli Ikkala awarded academic knighthood of the Ordre des Palmes académiques

Professor Ikkala was recognised for his contributions to advancing scientific partnerships between France and Finland.
Research & Art
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Image: Lasse Lecklin.

World premiere: Play Quantum Garden and help build a quantum computer!

Quantum Garden, a new and exciting Science and Art project, will be exhibited from 16.11 until 14.12. at A Bloc shopping center, Otaniemi.
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Quantum Garden

Quantum physics and technology research receives billion-euro funding from the EU — Aalto University involved in three projects

Aalto University research groups will study and develop technology for quantum communication, ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors based on quantum optics, and photon-emitting quantum chips. The Quantum Flagship launched by the European Union will provide funding for ten years and for over 5000 researchers with one billion euros. The flagship will consolidate the best quantum physics research in Europe and transfer quantum technology from the lab to the market.
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Aalto University Quantum Bit Silicon Chip. Image: Jan Goetz.

New multi-million euro projects design magnetic tweezers to explore interaction and swarming dynamics of moving particles

Professor Jaakko Timonen's five-year research projects will design a new kind of magnetic tweezers with which to control and study the interaction of moving active particles. The tweezers could be used in microbiological research, for example, to separate and differentiate between various types of cells.
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Aalto researcher among 8 finalists for the 2018 Skolar award

Amber Geurts, Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics and Management Studies, is one of eight finalists competing for the 2018 Skolar Award.
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Cryocourse 2018 on low-temperature technology at Aalto

This international school provides training on fundamental and industrial issues on cryogenics 21-26 September 2018.
Research & Art, Studies
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Cryocourse 2018

Olli Ikkala appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor

Professor Olli Ikkala at the Department of Applied Physics has been appointed as Aalto Distinguished Professor. The title is awarded to Professors of exceptional academic merit.
Honoured, Research & Art
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Olli Ikkala (right) was appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor in the Opening Ceremony of the academic year by President Ilkka Niemelä (left). Photo: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University.

Centre for Quantum Engineering funding awarded for four projects

A total of EUR 318 000 has been granted for project proposals that represent new openings, support emergence of new technologies, applications, and/or industrial collaboration.
Research & Art
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"Water tower"

Qubits as valves: controlling quantum heat engines

Researchers from Aalto University are designing nano-sized quantum heat engines to explore whether they may be able to outperform classical heat engines in terms of power and efficiency.
Press releases, Research & Art
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Tunable quantum heat valve

Ultimate precision for sensor technology using qubits and machine learning

Extracting information quickly from quantum states is necessary for future quantum processors and super-sensitive detectors in existing technologies.
Press releases, Research & Art
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Quantum Magnetometre / Illustration: Babi Brasileiro / Aalto University