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School of Science


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

Magneettinen monopoli
Welcome to the new and developing sci.aalto.fi!

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.

Read more!
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?

Follow us

Stay tuned with our latest news by following our social media channels!

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

Machine Learning algorithm prediciting stress v strain
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

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.
Aalto EIT Services
Cooperation Published:

EIT InnoEnergy - Energy innovation investment call (open until 30.4.2019)

EIT InnoEnergy call is an opportunity for Aalto researcher to get funding for such a research which is elemental part of a commercial innovation idea. InnoEnergy typical investment has been from 1-2 MEUR.
Urban mobility
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Aalto University is a founding partner of two new EIT Innovation communities

EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility aim to make a sustainable and competitive society.
Dr. Mohamad Tavakkoli with Finnish Chemical Society President Dr. Pekka Joensuu
Research & Art Published:

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.

Events

Quantum Garden
Exhibitions and fairs

Come visit the Quantum Garden and help build a quantum computer!

Quantum Garden Otaniemi A Bloc from the 16th November to 14th December
CS defence SCI computer science
Dissertations

Defence in the field of computer science, Hande Topa, M.Sc.

Computational modelling detects genes under selection and genes with time-dependent expression levels
Machine Learning Coffee Seminar, image: Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars

Machine Learning Coffee seminar: Wray Buntine, Monash University "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue"

Helsinki region machine learning researchers will start our week by an exciting machine learning talk. Porridge and coffee is served at 9:00 and the talk will begin at 9:15.
Dissertations

Defence in the field of engineering physics, Teemu Myllymäki, M.Sc.

Title of the dissertation is "Biomimetic Designs by Supramolecular Constructs"
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.

There is no event on Friday, 7 December 2018.

Where to find us

Undergraduate Centre

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. Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Computer Science building

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

CS Building, Aalto University

Health Technology House

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
Open Mon-Thu 7.45–20.00, Fri 7.45–20.00

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Nanotalo building

Puumiehenkuja 2. Mon-Fri 7.45-16.00

Nanotalo. Puumiehenkuja 2. Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Micronova

Tietotie 3. Opening hours Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

OIH – Open Innovation House

Maarintie 6. Open Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00.

Open innovation house