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Aalto University (Finnish: Aalto-yliopisto; Swedish: Aalto-universitetet) is a university primarily located in Greater Helsinki, Finland. It was established in 2010 as a merger of three major Finnish universities: the Helsinki University of Technology (established 1849), the Helsinki School of Economics (established 1904), and the University of Art and Design Helsinki (established 1871). The close collaboration between the scientific, business and arts communities is intended to foster multi-disciplinary education and research. The Finnish government, in 2010, set out to create a university that fosters innovation, merging the three institutions into one. The university is composed of six schools with close to 17,500 students and 4,000 staff members, making it Finland's second largest university. The main campus of Aalto University is located in Otaniemi, Espoo. Aalto University Executive Education operates in the district of Töölö, Helsinki. In addition to the Greater Helsinki area, the university also operates its Bachelor's Programme in International Business in Mikkeli and the Metsähovi Radio Observatory in Kirkkonummi.

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A new form of carbon

“Not graphene: researchers in Germany and Finland discover new type of atomically thin carbon material Carbon exists in various forms. In addition to diamond and graphite, there are recently discovered forms with astonishing properties. For example graphene, with a thickness …

Evading the uncertainty principle in quantum physics

“In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle dictates that the position and speed of an object cannot both fully be known precisely at the same time. In a study published this week in Science, researchers show that two vibrating drumheads …

Battery parts can be recycled without crushing or melting

“New recycling method replenishes lithium in electrodes while keeping existing structure intact – and performance is nearly as good as new ones The proliferation of electric cars, smartphones, and portable devices is leading to an estimated 25 percent increase globally in …

New physics rules tested on quantum computer

“Simulation of non-Hermitian quantum mechanics using a quantum computer goes beyond centuries old conventions Aalto researchers have used an IBM quantum computer to explore an overlooked area of physics, and have challenged 100 year old cherished notions about information at …

GreEnergy: setting a new paradigm for solar energy harvesting

“A new project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Programme aims at developing optical nano-antennas as cost-effective solar energy harvester for a greener future. Most energy sources we use today have low efficiency, rely on non-renewable resources …

Entangling electrons with heat

“Entanglement is key for quantum computing and communications technology; Aalto researchers can now extract entangled electrons using heat A joint group of scientists from Finland, Russia, China and the USA have demonstrated that temperature difference can be used to entangle …

Ultra-thin designer materials unlock quantum phenomena

“New research, published in Nature, has measured highly sought-after Majorana quantum states A team of theoretical and experimental physicists have designed a new ultra-thin material that they have used to create elusive quantum states. Called one-dimensional Majorana zero energy modes …

A new interpretation of quantum mechanics suggests that reality does not depend on the person measuring it

“For 100 years scientists have disagreed on how to interpret quantum mechanics. A recent study by Jussi Lindgren and Jukka Liukkonen supports an interpretation that is close to classical scientific principles. Quantum mechanics arose in the 1920s – and since then …

New detector breakthrough pushes boundaries of quantum computing

“A new paper published in Nature shows potential for graphene bolometers to become a game-changer for quantum technology Physicists at Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new detector for measuring energy quanta at unprecedented …

Black silicon photodetector breaks the 100% efficiency limit

“The efficiency was so high that at first the researchers had a hard time believing the result. Now Aalto University spin-off company ElFys Inc. already supplies the record detectors for several industry sectors. Aalto University researchers have developed a black …