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Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations, and businesses.

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Magneettinen monopoli

Einstein’s "spooky action" goes massive!

The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon called entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size.

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An illustration of the 15-micrometre-wide drumheads prepared on silicon chips used in the experiment. The drumheads vibrate at a high ultrasound frequency, and the peculiar quantum state predicted by Einstein was created from the vibrations.

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.

Mathematics and Systems Analysis research

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.

Quantum Garden

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science provides world-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science and society.

PML Research Group in Department of Computer Science

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 people

Nelli Lähteenmäki. Kuvaaja: Mikko Raskinen

Nelli Lähteenmäki's unique story

Nelli Lähteenmäki, who did her Master of Science degree at Aalto University, has been able to achieve a lot.

Marina Biniari

Both sides of entrepreneurship

Marina Biniari, Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, specialises in high-growth entrepreneurship.

Junction 2017 – Aaltoes team, Stella, Ville and Kasimir

Junction brings together businesses and the new IT generation

Junction hackathon is 48 hours of ambitious coding and epic experiences.

Päivi Törmä, Academy Professor

International success requires a strong work ethic

Päivi Törmä is an Academy Professor at the Department of Applied Physics and leads the Quantum Dynamics group.

Aalto University/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?

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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.

News

Superadibiatic transfer QTF
Research & Art Published:

Life on the edge in the quantum world - Taking shortcuts and driving at the quantum speed limit

Pulling off high-speed energy transfers in the lab gives researchers insight into quantum computing, high-speed rechargeable batteries, and other future applications of quantum technology.
Wärtsilä and Aalto University sign a partnership agreement
Research & Art Published:

Wärtsilä and Aalto University sign partnership agreement to broaden cooperation

By broadening the scope of cooperation, Wärtsilä and Aalto University are looking to take on the challenges of climate change; scarcity of natural resources; and digitalisation together.
Kuva: Scratching the surface, literally (Kätlin K / Creative Sustainability / Flickr)
Studies, University Published:

The climate is changing - will education at Aalto change as well?

A discussion session was organised At Aalto to reflect on how university education could better respond to the challenges of climate change.
Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture
Research & Art Published:

Artificial intelligence brings 14% savings on average patient treatment costs

The savings generated by using artificial intelligence-based patient flow management system are a significant demonstration of AI’s capability in making healthcare more efficient.

Events

Quantum Wheel
Exhibitions and fairs

Engage with physicists, game developers, and quantum art during the Quantum Wheel weekend 15.-17.2.

From 15th until 17th February 2019 the Helsinki SkyWheel and Allas Sea Pool are the base for the 5th Quantum Game Jam; an intensive weekend during which game makers and physicists get together with the aim of creating games that harness the nature of quantum mechanics.
MLCS
Lectures and seminars

MLCS: Laura Ruotsalainen, "Securing Pedestrians in Autonomous Traffic Ecosystems of Smart Cities"

Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Seminars will be held weekly on Mondays at 9 am – 10 am.
Lectures and seminars

AQP Seminar: Induced p-wave superfluidity in ultracold atom gases

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminar (Nanotalo). Speaker: Dr. Jami Kinnunen (QD group)
Public defence, Shilpi Singh, M.Sc.
Dissertations
Meet the Dean. Image: 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
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

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

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building.
Address: Maarintie 8
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2
T-talo (T building)
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

CS Building, Aalto University

Health Technology House

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

Otakaari 3. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate.

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1
Address: Otakaari 4
Mon-Thu 7.45–20.00, Fri 7.45–20.00

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

OIH – Open Innovation House

Address: Maarintie 6
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00.

Open innovation house