HIP NEWS, 25 November 2019


HIP NEWS, 25 November 2019



Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 10.15 in A315

Karapet Mkrtchyan (Pisa)

The problem of interacting Lagrangian for higher-spin gravity and the progress in three dimensions


Thursday 28 November 2019 at 10.15 in A315

Jorinde van de Vis (DESY)

Reheating after multifield inflation with nonminimal couplings


More details on http://www.hip.fifi/seminars/


Zimányi Medal

Prof. Aleksi Kurkela (University of Stavanger and CERN), an alumnus of our department and a frequent collaborator and visitor of HIP, has been awarded the prestigious Zimányi Medal of 2019 for his contributions to heavy-ion and neutron star research. More information about the award, presented in this year’s Quark Matter conference, can be found from https://wigner.mta.hu/en/zimanyi-medal.



Arttu Pönni will defend the doctoral dissertation entitled “Holographic Studies of Entanglement Measures” in the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki, on 12 December 2019 at 14:00, Exactum, auditorium CK112. Professor Javier Mas, University of Santiago de Compostela, will serve

as the opponent, and Associate Professor Aleksi Vuorinen as the custos.




Tue 3.12. at 16.00–19.00, Stage & FÖNSTER in Think Corner/Tiedekulma, Helsinki


The tinkering workshop event is targeted at people of all ages, and the stations are open during its entire three-hour duration.

It is part of the Smart as HEL series investigating the intersections of accelerating digitalisation and human skills.


The Invisible made visible station is run by the researchers and engineers from the Helsinki Institute of Physics.
What is radiation? What is electricity? Come see and try out for yourself how the invisible can be made visible. Build an electric piano and disco lights.





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.



Finnish Academy of Science and Letters: Mathematics Fund.

There are no fixed dates for applying to the Mathematics Fund. Applications should be sent to the chairman of the trustees, Olli Martio (olli.martio@helsinki.fi).



Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation

Post doc scholarships

Persons who recently have obtained their PhD may apply for a postdoctoral scholarship. The purpose of a postdoctoral scholarship is to enable the grantee to further develop as a researcher. Applicants for a postdoctoral scholarship may also apply for support for research related costs and travel. A separate application for these purposes must be made.

Graduate student scholarships

The graduate student stipend can be awarded for a period of one year or a half year, preferably for the period 1.7. – 31.12. to a student who has been accepted by the university as a doctoral student. The stipend can be awarded conditionally to a student about to graduate.

Project grants

Leaders of research groups may also apply for larger project support that can be divided over a period of two to three years. The project grants are awarded for one year at a time. Continuation of the support is granted upon application, the decision being based on the progress report included with the application.

Deadline for applications 30.11.19.



(In Finnish) Lappeenrannan teknillisen yliopiston tukisäätiö: Kansainväliset vierailuapurahat vuodelle 2020

Apurahat on tarkoitettu niin ulkomaille lähteville kuin LUT:iin tuleville.
Lähtevien apurahat on suunnattu perheen kustannuksiin ja lähinnä matkakuluihin sekä isomman asunnon kuluihin. Lisäksi säätiö voi tukea matkoissa ja asumiskuluissa LUT:ssa vierailevia tutkijoita.

Hakuaika: 4.9.-29.11.2019

Lisätietoja https://lut-tukisaatio.fi/postdocit.php


The Runar Bäckström Foundation

The aim of the Runar Bäckström foundation is to encourage and support inventions that are beneficial to Finnish businesses and thereby strengthen their global competitiveness.

Application period for the 2019-2020 grants opens 1 October 2019 and is open until 13 December 2019.

More details http://www.runarbackstrominsaatio.fi/en/


Sigrid Juselius Foundation / 1-3 YEAR GRANTS

The grants are designed for senior researchers and young team leaders looking to set up their own research team.

The application period for autumn 2019 is 28.10. – 28.11.



(In Finnish) Osk. Huttunen Fellowship

Osk. Huttusen säätiö julistaa haettavaksi professoreille ja senioritutkijoille tarkoitetun Osk. Huttunen Fellowship –apurahan. Lukuvuoden 2020-2021 Fellowship-kauden hakuaika on 1.12.2019-15.1.2020.



(In Finnish) Tampereen kaupungin Tiederahasto

Tiedeapurahoja myönnetään tutkijoille, tutkijaryhmille ja -yhteisöille tieteellisen tutkimuksen toteuttamiseen ja julkaisutoimintaan. Apurahat myönnetään pääasiassa akateemisiin jatkotutkintoihin tähtäävään tieteelliseen tutkimustyöhön ja tieteellisten tutkimusten julkaisemiseen.

Hakuaika 03.12.2019 – 28.12.2019

Lisätietoja https://www.tampere.fi/tampereen-kaupunki/yhteystiedot-ja-asiointi/avustukset/apurahat/tiederahasto.html



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