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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.

By detecting tiny flashes of heat, scientists pave way for more stable quantum computers

“An international collaboration between quantum scientists resulted in a new way to measure heat dissipation in superconducting quantum circuits – crucial building blocks for quantum technologies such as computers. The discovery represents a step forward for experimental quantum thermodynamics, the field …

A peculiar protected structure links Viking knots with quantum vortices

“Mathematical analysis identifies a vortex structure that is impervious to decay Scientists have shown how three vortices can be linked in a way that prevents them from being dismantled. The structure of the links resembles a pattern used by Vikings …

Designing quantum materials with quantum computers

“Designing quantum materials with specific exotic quantum properties is one of the greatest challenges in quantum technologies and material science. Specifically, predicting the behavior of collective quantum systems pushes computational capabilities to their limit, and predicting correlated quantum materials is …

Researchers use quantum mechanics to see objects without looking at them

“The new method bridges the quantum and classical worlds and could improve measurements in quantum computers and other applications We see the world around us because light is being absorbed by specialized cells in our retina. But can vision happen …

The smallest robotic arm you can imagine is controlled by artificial intelligence

“Researchers used deep reinforcement learning to steer atoms into a lattice shape, with a view to building new materials or nanodevices. In a very cold vacuum chamber, single atoms of silver form a star-like lattice. The precise formation is not …

An atomic-scale window into superconductivity paves the way for new quantum materials

“Researchers have demonstrated a new technique to measure the quantum excitations in superconducting materials with atomic precision for the first time. Detecting these excitations is an important step towards understand exotic superconductors, which could help us improve quantum computers and …

The limits of vision: seeing shadows in the dark

“A dedicated neural circuit in the retina detects shadows even in near-complete darkness Mice use a specific neural pathway to detect shadows, and it can detect just about the dimmest shadows possible, according to new research from Aalto University and …

Tuning a magnetic fluid with an electric field creates controllable dissipative patterns

“An electric field transforms an iron oxide nanoparticle suspension into a model for the emergence of complex dissipative structures Researchers at Aalto University have shown that a nanoparticle suspension can serve as a simple model for studying the formation of …

Using magnets to toggle nanolasers leads to better photonics

“Controlling nanolasers with magnets lays the groundwork for more robust optical signalling. A magnetic field can be used to switch nanolasers on and off, shows new research from Aalto University. The physics underlying this discovery paves the way for the …

Creating solar cells and glass from wood – or a billion tons of biowaste

“Researchers map out how biomass from plants could replace unrenewable resources in optical applications A digital, urbanised world consumes huge amounts of raw materials that could hardly be called environmentally friendly. One promising solution may be found in renewable raw …