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Weyl metamaterials offer a novel route to 3D electronic devices

2. marraskuu 2017

Researchers show how the principles of general relativity open the door to novel electronic applications including the 3D electron lens and electronic invisibility devices.

  • physics

Construction of a quantum computer begins at Aalto University

10. lokakuu 2017

Docent Mikko Möttönen's working group has received nearly one million euros in funding for the construction of a quantum computer.

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  • quantum_technology
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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

Science and art

Quantum researchers around the globe gather at Aalto

5. elokuu 2017

The conference covers quantum effects and connects research directions at the frontiers of mesoscopic quantum coherence.

Press releases

  • CQE

Chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene

25. heinäkuu 2017

Essential electronic components, such as diodes and tunnel barriers, can be incorporated in single graphene wires (nanoribbons) with atomic precision.

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  • nanotechnology

Frequency modulation accelerates the research of quantum technologies

30. toukokuu 2017

In quantum devices, frequency modulation is utilized in controlling interactions.

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  • quantum_technology
  • quantum_mechanics

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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  • quantum_computer
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Nearly 5 million euro for pioneering biomimetics and quantum technology research

7. huhtikuu 2017

Olli Ikkala has received a prized ERC Advanced Grant for the second time and Jukka Pekola for the first time.

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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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  • quantum_matter
  • nanoscience
  • materials_research

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship awarded to study spin entanglement and Dirac materials

21. maaliskuu 2017

Researcher Pablo Burset intends to separate the unruly pairs of entangled electrons with an exciting new device, a Cooper pair splitter, to advance the development of quantum technologies.

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Researchers beat the quantum limit of microwave measurements

16. maaliskuu 2017

The microwave measurement method developed by the researchers can be used in quantum computing and measurement of gravitational waves.

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  • nanodrum
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2016 Best Physics Doctoral Dissertation and Teacher of the Year prizes awarded

16. joulukuu 2016

Awards for best doctoral dissertations were granted in recognition of research. Also a Teacher of the Year prize was awarded for the second time.

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Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid

15. joulukuu 2016

Gained understanding in quantum physics may be a step towards quantum computers.

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Väisälä Award to Professor Peter Liljeroth

14. joulukuu 2016

Liljeroth was awarded for his research contributions. The award is worth 15 000 euros.

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  • STM

Aalto spinoff BlueFors awarded for their international success

15. marraskuu 2016

BlueFors Cryogenics is the world’s leading manufacturer of ‘dry’ ultra-low temperature refrigerators with promising growth prospects in the supply chain of quantum computers.

Honored

Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums

31. lokakuu 2016

Extremely accurate measurements of microwave signals can potentially be used for data encryption based on quantum cryptography and other purposes.

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Scholarship opened the door to Princeton

25. lokakuu 2016

Joel Röntynen works at the core of the international research of his field - while one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics is just next door

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Under debate - quantum computing already studied in Finland

30. syyskuu 2016

A unique programming course for the D-Wave quantum computer makes use of refrigeration technology developed at Aalto University.

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Colors from darkness: Researchers develop alternative approach to quantum computing

30. elokuu 2016

Microwaves created at near absolute zero temperature provide uniquely correlated and controllable states.

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Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize 2016 awarded to Michel Devoret

16. elokuu 2016

Professor Michel Devoret received the prize for his pioneering investigations and applications of macroscopic quantum phenomena at low temperatures.

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Physics award to Jukka Pekola

2. toukokuu 2016

Professor Jukka Pekola received the physics award of Prof. Theodor Homén at the annual celebration of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letter.

Honored

  • pico

ERC Advanced Grant to Grigori Volovik

12. huhtikuu 2016

Volovik’s research focuses on the structure of relativistic quantum vacuum in the universe.

Honored Science and art

  • rota

Quantum physicists turn to the dark state

24. helmikuu 2016

A team of quantum physicists at Aalto University managed to tame a so-called "dark state".

Science and art

  • kvantti

Low temperature physics in a comment series published in the Nature Physics journal

3. helmikuu 2016

The four articles in the series discuss the development of physical measurements and the significance of new discoveries in physical phenomena.

Science and art

Maxwell’s demon as a self-contained, information-powered refrigerator

11. tammikuu 2016

Scientists created a nano-scale device that may facilitate the design of future computers, for example.

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