Academician Risto Nieminen elected as foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences

9. toukokuu 2018

The election is a prestigious recognition of Nieminen’s scientific achievements.

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Ultrafast laser pulse created by golden nanoparticles

2. toukokuu 2018

The creation of a fast, tunable and stable nanoparticle-array laser is a stepping stone to affordable and efficient sensing and switching.

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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.

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Call for Submissions: Radical Relevances Conference

7. syyskuu 2017

First Global Radical Relevances Conference 25.–27.4.2018. Submissions by 30th of September / We invite researchers and artists straddling multiple (or within one) disciplines to submit papers and artworks

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Hannu-Pekka Komsa receives BCG Travel award

28. elokuu 2017

The 2017 Roger Taylor Travel Award from the British Carbon Group has been awarded to physics Academy Fellow Hannu-Pekka Komsa.

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IMPRESS workshop brings researchers from 12 countries to Aalto

16. kesäkuu 2017

The successful IMPRESS workshop was held at Aalto University 7-9 June 2017, exploring microscopic structure interfaces.

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Patrick Rinke appointed Visiting Professor - Honorary Fellow at TU Munich

23. toukokuu 2017

The 2017 August-Wilhelm Scheer visiting professorship at Technical University Munich (TUM) has been awarded to physics professor Patrick Rinke.

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Destruction of a quantum monopole observed

17. toukokuu 2017

Scientists at Amherst College and Aalto University have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated monopoles in quantum matter.

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Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered

8. toukokuu 2017

Quantum physicist Mikko Möttönen and his team have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing.

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Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom

28. maaliskuu 2017

Possibility to arrange the atoms precisely bring designer quantum materials closer to reality.

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International Workshop on Machine Learning for Material Science attracted a multidisciplinary audience to Otaniemi

24. maaliskuu 2017

The workshop attracted roughly 90 early-stage researchers and scientists as well as industry personnel from ten countries.

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Risto Nieminen invited to become the Honorary President of the Finnish Cultural Foundation

23. helmikuu 2017

Academician, Professor Emeritus and the former Dean of the School of Science Risto Nieminen will be the 32nd Honorary President.


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The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

3. tammikuu 2017

Researchers at Aalto are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes.

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Professor Päivi Törmä becomes Chair of the Millennium Prize Selection Committee

16. marraskuu 2016

The International Selection Committee consisting of renowned scientists sifts and assesses the candidates for the Technology Prize worth €1 million.

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Power of numerical simulations to complement experimental studies

11. marraskuu 2016

Examining 'material families' reveals structure-function relationships and demonstrates importance of complementary research.

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Fun problem solving rewarded with the Nobel Prize in physics

7. lokakuu 2016

Visiting Fellow at Aalto, Michael Kosterlitz, revealed the properties of exotic matter by not knowing it was impossible.

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New Nobelist in Physics at Aalto

4. lokakuu 2016

Professor Michael Kosterlitz, who is one of the three awardees, currently works at Aalto University as a Visiting Fellow.

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Päivi Törmä appointed Academy Professor

22. kesäkuu 2016

The results of Törmä’s work are expected to pave the way to the development of room temperature superconductors.

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Advances in Physics: X has new Deputy Editor

17. toukokuu 2016

COMP’s Jaakko Akola (Tampere University of Technology) is new Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Taylor & Francis journal Advances in Physics: X.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship awarded to study flat-band superconductivity

18. huhtikuu 2016

This Fellowship was awarded to theoretically explore the concept of flat bands as a means to achieve high-temperature superconductivity.

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The reliability of material simulations put to test

11. huhtikuu 2016

Researchers show that new generations of quantum mechanical simulation codes agree better than earlier generations’. The study appears in Science.

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Aalto University research project on quantum technology awarded a seven-figure grant

23. maaliskuu 2016

The European Research Council has awarded Docent Mikko Möttönen the two-million-euro Consolidator Grant for a five-year research project.

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Annika Stuke receives PhD scholarship from the Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation

9. maaliskuu 2016

CEST group member Annika Stuke received a one-year scholarship from the Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation for her PhD studies. Congratulations!


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A fast solidification process makes material crackle

3. helmikuu 2016

A new model helps understand for example defects formed in metal production.

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Quantum knots are real

18. tammikuu 2016

The very first experimental observations of knots in quantum matter have just been reported in Nature Physics.

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