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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?

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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

Valmistuksen ekosysteemi. Kuva: Esko Hakanen.
Research & Art Published:

Intelligent materials make the manufacturing ecosystems and companies’ business models more sustainable

Better use of information and materials requires intense and more open cooperation between companies.
Way Out There - Big blue cylinder
Research & Art Published:

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.
Smart Art - new materials
Research & Art Published:

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.
Smart Art - Mixing art and AI
Research & Art Published:

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?

Events

Dissertations

Defence in the field of biomedical engineering and biophysics, Eero Huotilainen, M.Sc.(Tech.)

Doctoral dissertation on medical applications of additive manufacturing
DI Eemeli Tsupari, väitöstilaisuus 18.1.2019
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of advanced energy systems, Eemeli Tsupari, M.Sc.(Tech.)

Effective climate change mitigation actions require understanding of system level consequences
Lectures and seminars

AQP Seminar: Metrological algorithms and noise measurements with a transmon artificial atom

Aalto Quantum Physics Seminar (Nanotalo). Speaker: Mr. Michael Perelshtein (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia)
Colin Boyd
Lectures and seminars

CS Forum: Colin Boyd, NTNU "Forward Secrecy and Offline-Assisted Group Key Exchange"

CS forum is a seminar series arranged at the CS department - open to everyone free-of-charge. Coffee is served at 14:00 and the talk begins at 14:15.
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

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