Diamond-like carbon is formed differently to what was believed – machine learning enables development of new model

19. huhtikuu 2018

Customised carbon surfaces can be used in areas such as medical science and water purification.

Press releases

A new Bose–Einstein condensate created at Aalto University

16. huhtikuu 2018

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to create a Bose–Einstein condensate of light coupled with metal electrons, so-called surface plasmon polaritons.

Science and art

  • qd

Life-span of new solar cell technologies to increase even tenfold with methods developed in doctoral study

9. huhtikuu 2018

New types of solar cells lose their effectiveness as they age because electrolyte in them loses colour, which indicates a decrease in charge carriers.

Press releases Science and art

  • solar_cells
  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

ERC Advanced Grants for Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas

6. huhtikuu 2018

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded their €2.5-million-each Advanced Grants to Aalto University professors Peter Liljeroth and Orlando Rojas.

Science and art

New hourly-paid teachers in physics recruited for autumn 2018 and spring 2019 terms

3. huhtikuu 2018

The Department of Physics at the Aalto University School of Science is looking for new hourly-paid teachers for the academic year 2018–19.


Arkhimedes features Artificial Intelligence for Microscopic Structure Search project of CEST

28. maaliskuu 2018

CEST's Artificial Intelligence for Microscopic Structure Search project is featured in Arkhimedes 01/2018.

Science and art

  • cest

Professor Orlando Rojas to receive the prestigious Anselme Payen Award

26. maaliskuu 2018

The award is one of the most important and internationally recognized awards in the field of cellulose and renewable materials.

Honored Science and art

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  • renewable_materials
  • cellulose

Leading trends in AI – a new weekly minisymposium

20. maaliskuu 2018

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI launches a series of minisymposia on leading trends in Finnish AI research.


New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time

14. maaliskuu 2018

This achievement is an important step towards building so-called topological quantum computers.

Science and art

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  • materials_chemistry
  • high_temperature_superconductors
  • magnetic_materials
  • quantum_spin_liquid

School of Science dissertation awards 2018

14. maaliskuu 2018

The doctoral dissertation awards 2018 were presented 9 March at the traditional Get-together for doctoral candidates.


Annika Stuke received Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation grant for PhD study

9. maaliskuu 2018

CEST's PhD candidate Annika Stuke receives a one-year scholarship from the Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation. Congratulations!


  • cest

The technology sector is more versatile than girls in middle school had thought

9. maaliskuu 2018

A strong basic degree as well as language and communication skills are central in working life.

Studies Science and art

The second Brain Twitter Conference kicks off 8 March: non-stop neuroscience for 16 hours

7. maaliskuu 2018

The keynote topics include the social brain and emotions' effect on speech production.

Science and art Other

Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning

2. maaliskuu 2018

This knotted skyrmion may provide insight into a stable ball of plasma that could enhance future fusion reactors.

Science and art Press releases

Young Finnish scientists: “Millennium winners gave us fresh ideas and motivation”

9. helmikuu 2018

The Global Young Scientists Summit gave the next generation of the scientific world a chance to meet and learn from Millennium Technology Prize and Nobel Prize winners in Singapore.

Science and art

  • millennium_technology_prize

Machine Learning for Materials Science Workshop in May

9. helmikuu 2018

The International Workshop on Machine Learning for Materials Science 2018 will be held on 03.-04.05. on the Otaniemi campus.

Science and art

  • cest

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to HYBER

9. helmikuu 2018

Bo Peng received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Serious shortcomings in aging tests of new solar cell materials

6. helmikuu 2018

Researchers at Aalto University have found that only a fraction of stability tests done on new types of solar cells meet proper requirements. Tests lack common standards and should have been done in real-world conditions and in groups of several cells.

Science and art Press releases

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  • solar_cell
  • solar_energy

Building miniature optical antennas using DNA as a guide

2. helmikuu 2018

A new fabrication technique combines programmable DNA origami shapes and conventional lithography methods to create metallic nanoantennas and chiral shapes for diverse applications.

Science and art

Friction found where there should be none: in superfluids near absolute zero

1. helmikuu 2018

Physicists at Aalto University have discovered unexpected friction while rotating superfluid helium.

Science and art

Making the Internet of Things possible with a new breed of “memristors”

10. tammikuu 2018

Easily printable, organic thin films can retain data for more than 10 years without power, work with low voltages.

Science and art

  • IoT
  • Data

2017 Best Physics Doctoral Dissertation and Teacher of the Year prizes awarded

21. joulukuu 2017

€3,000-prizes were awarded for three Best Doctoral Dissertations in recognition of research and one for Teacher of the Year.

Science and art Studies

  • antimatter
  • qcd
  • sin

Väisälä Awards to Professor Camilla Hollanti and Adjunct Professor Sabrina Maniscalco

13. joulukuu 2017

Both Hollanti and Maniscalco are spearheads in their respective, globally highly competitive fields.

Science and art

  • quantum_technology
  • CQE

Diving into the unknown: what’s physics after the Higgs boson?

8. joulukuu 2017

Thousands of researchers at the CERN research centre are looking for particles and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain.

Science and art Press releases

CSC and Aalto University team up to create a physicist AI

5. joulukuu 2017

The Aalto research group Computational Electronic Structure Theory CEST granted 8M core hours from CSC – IT Center for Science

Science and art

  • AI
  • cest
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