HIP NEWS, 18 February 2019


HIP NEWS, 18 February 2019



Wednesday 20 February 2019  at 14.15 in A315

Shinsuke Kawai (Sungkyunkwan U.)

Dynamical systems in Gauss-Bonnet gravity


More information on http://research.hip.fi/hwp/cosmology/?page_id=206


IKBest5-the 5th international workshop on in-kind best practice
Big science facilities like CERN, ESA, ESS and European-XFEL are working more closely together in exchanging knowledge and resources. At IKBest5, we are going to have a close look at the pros and cons of international Big Science and models for co-operative research.

We will have a session dedicated to practical solutions for late-stage project management, installation and life-cycle management; and
We will have a session to develop concepts for an in-kind future of smaller and more flexible mobile devices post-AGATA and Euroball vis-à-vis large and monolithic facilities.
This is the fifth of a cycle of workshops initiated by the European Spallation Source (ESS) and resumed by GSI, FAIR and the EU horizon2020 project IDEAAL.

Registration deadline: 04 March 2019

You are welcome to join and register through the website: https://indico.gsi.de/event/7805/


Invitation to Postdocs from across the university: 1st University of Helsinki Postdoctoral Symposium

Friday 1 March 2019 at 9.30-16.00 at Helsinki Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4).


The purpose of this symposium is to bring together postdocs from across the University, with opportunities to present your work and interact. The programme includes a plenary talk by Eero Castrén, a panel discussion on career issues facing postdocs, a poster/networking/drinks session to end the symposium and short talks by postdocs.


Submit your abstract by the 14th of February to be selected for a talk or poster.

Poster and talk prizes will be given!

Sign up here:  https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/95171/lomake.html

Organiser: The Viikki Postdoctoral Association. Further information: daniel.moore@helsinki.fi


1st UH Postdoc Symposium https://blogs.helsinki.fi/viikki-postdoc/1st-uh-postdoc-symposium/



The 6th EIROforum School on Instrumentation (ESI 2019) will take place from 13-17 May 2019 and will be hosted by ESA. The school sessions will be held on the ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.


ESI, organised by the EIROforum – the top 8 European intergovernmental research organizations: CERN, EUROfusion, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ILL, XFEL – Instrumentation Working Group, aims at teaching basic principles of instrumentation to young researchers, scientists and engineers. The highlight topic of ESI 2019 is Artificial Intelligence with a project day focus on Technology transfer.

For more information: https://www.eiroforum.org/esi2019


Mini-workshop on Basics of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data analysis

The X-ray Laboratory and Ion Exchange Group of the Department of Chemistry organize a “Basics of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data analysis” -miniworkshop between 12:00-16:00 on 4th March 2019 in Chemicum (Room A127) . The workshop is suitable for all interested in the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy in their research. The registration to the workshop can be done at: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/95383/lomake.html


The participation to the course requires a computer with Demeter program installed. Demeter is a freeware program for processing and analyzing X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy data and it can be downloaded from https://bruceravel.github.io/demeter/.


Further information from Prof. Simo Huotari (simo.huotari@helsinki.fi) or Dr. Risto Koivula (risto.koivula@helsinki.fi)



The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation

Donations and scholarships are available for application on a continuous basis.



(På svenska) Svenska tekniska vetenskapsakademien i Finland (STV)

Stipendier till stöd för vetenskapen

Akademien utdelar stipendier för verksamhet vars syfte sammanfaller med Akademiens. Stipendier kan beviljas enskild sökande med avlagd akademisk slutexamen. Stipendier kan sökas kontinuerligt under året och beslut görs kvartalsvis.



(In Finnish) Ellen ja Artturi Nyyssösen säätiö

Ellen ja Artturi Nyyssösen säätiö on olemassa Jyväskylän yliopistossa ja sen erillislaitoksissa työskentelevien tutkijoiden ja jatko-opiskelijoiden tukemista varten. Apurahojen myöntämisen lisäksi toimimme linkkinä tutkimusmaailman ja liike-elämän välillä järjestämällä erilaisia verkostoitumismahdollisuuksia tukemillemme tutkijoille omistamiemme toimitilojen vuokralaisten kanssa.

Apurahojen hakukausi on 1.2.–28.2.2019.



(På svenska) Waldemar von Frenckells stiftelse

Stiftelsens ändamål är att genom stipendier, belöningar och understöd åt enskilda finska medborgare eller i Finland verksamma samfund, föreningar och institutioner befordra vetenskaplig forskning samt belöna medborgerlig, fosterländsk och/eller kulturell gärning och att understöda socialt eller vetenskapligt inriktad verksamhet.

Ansökningar riktade till stiftelsen indelas i två huvudkategorier, “Vetenskapliga” och “Allmänna”, vilka behandlas av två skilda beredningsnämnder inom stiftelsen. Forskningsunderstöd beviljas enbart för postgradual forskning. Ansökningstiden utgår årligen den 15 mars.

Ansökningsblanketter, mm: Katariina Sulander e-post: katariina.sulander@nordea.com



Expert services for the proposal and negotiation phases of external funding

Research Funding Services support researchers in obtaining competitive external research funding. Services are especially focused on the EU Horizon 2020 and other international funding proposals.

Senior advisors support researchers in finding funding opportunities, proposal preparation, and contract negotiations. They are the first contact point for support in Research Funding Services.

Grant coaches give in-depth support in the planning and writing process of selected major proposals, e.g., ERC and Horizon 2020 collaborative projects coordinated by the University of Helsinki.


Plan and contact them early !  researchfunding-services@helsinki.fi

Flamma  https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/Tutkimusrahoitus-Tutkimusasiat/expert-services



HULib News: Make good use of Oxford University Press e-books now

All Oxford Scholarship Online e-books are available to the students and staff of the University until 31st March 2019.


The most popular books will be acquired permanently to the library’s collection in the spring 2019. (Further information on the acquisition model ->)

You can send feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi



Making sense of Open Science jungle – optimizing your use of Open Science services

Tuesday 12 March 2019  from 10 AM to 4.30 PM, at Tarja Halonen room of Paasitorni (Paasivuorenkatu 5 A), Helsinki

Many services for Open Science are available on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) portal, which at first sight may seem like a real jungle. Come and join this event to take a closer look at the variety of services.

The event is organized by OpenAIRE, University of Helsinki and Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. Please notice that due to limitations of space, only the first sixty registered persons can participate the event at Paasitorni. The event will also be live-streamed.

Registration until 26th of February.


More information on Avointiede.fi website.

Flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/HY380238



The end of the negotiations means that access to Taylor & Francis journals has terminated on 1 February 2019.

The library is doing its best to help researchers to find alternative ways to access articles. The latest information about the negotiations and alternative access can be found on the library´s website.

Negotiations with Wiley are still ongoing for the time being. Access to Wiley journals will continue until 18 February 2019.

Any questions, please contact: e-library@helsinki.fi

Flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/HY379988





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