HIP NEWS, 23 November 2020  

HIP NEWS, 23 November 2020  


Kumpula Physics Colloquium online, Friday 27.11.2020 

The next Kumpula Physics Colloquium of the Autumn series will take place on Friday 27.11.2020 at 14:15 on the University Zoom meeting.


Our speaker is Christer Fuglesang, who is a professor in Space Travel and the Director of the KTH Space Center in Stockholm. He is also the first astronaut from the Nordic Countries, who travelled to space twice, in 2006 and 2009. Christer will talk about his experience as an astronaut and his current projects. The title of his talk is “From KTH to Space: A story of space travel to ISS and future large projects”. The talk will last about 30 minutes, after which there will be time for questions.

For more information, please visit: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/physics-colloquium/



Fredrik Oljemark, FM will defend the doctoral dissertation entitled “Single Diffraction in proton-proton scattering with TOTEM at The Large Hadron Collider” (Diffraktiivinen sironta protoni-protonitörmäyksissä mitattuna TOTEM-kokeella LHC:ssä) on 27 November 2020 at 12:15. The public examination will take place at the following address: Physicum, sali E204, Gustaf Hällströminkatu 2.

Live stream https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/64517189497?pwd=RWw4Q1RSQktTbXpmZjR5VWE3UUUxQT09

Live stream passcode: 750750

Professor David Milstead, Stockholms Universitet, will serve as the opponent, and Professor Kenneth Österberg as the custos.


TUTKIJOIDEN YÖ 2020 – Researcher´s Night

Perjantai 27.11.2020

Ohjelma ja aikataulut Fysiikan tutkimuslaitoksen tapahtumasivuilla.



Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 10.15 with Zoom

Saga Säppi (ECT*, Trento)

“Thermal pQCD and the progress towards the NNNLO pressure at zero temperature”


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Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 14.15

Mairi Sakellariadou (King’s College London)

“Hunting for the stochastic gravitational-wave background: implications for astrophysical and high energy physics models”


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Atmospheric Mathematics seminar

Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 14 via Zoom

Conrado da Costa  (Durham University)

” Random Walks in Cooling Random Environments: recurrence and fluctuations”


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Astrophysics seminar

Friday 27 November 2020 at 15.15 via zoom  (Note the unsual time)

John Regan (Maynooth University, Ireland)

“Pathways to Forming Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe”

The Seminar Room can be accessed by using the following room ID 311 392 2021 (click to be automatically directed).



Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 10.15 with Zoom

Matti Järvinen (APCTP, Pohang, Korea)

Holographic neutron stars and transport in dense QCD

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Particle and Astroparticle Physics Colloquium

Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 15.45 GMT, 16:45 Europe/Berlin

Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford)

“Beyond the cosmological standard model”



Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 10.15 with Zoom

Jeff  Kost (Sussex)

“Deciphering the Archaeological Record: Cosmological Imprints of Non-Minimal Dark Sectors”


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Welcome to the Ethics of AI webinar

Friday 27 November 2020 at 13:00-15:00 (Helsinki)

The event is organised by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence FCAI in collaboration with the City of Helsinki.


Join us to hear what our top researchers find the most challenging ethical questions in using artificial intelligence and learn what kind of ethical challenges the City of Helsinki has confronted when using artificial intelligence in public administration.


The event is free, open for the public and with a chance to open discussion.

Find out more about Helsinki Centre for Data Science HiDATA and Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI.




(In Finnish) Utelias mieli -podcast

Mistä tieteenalasi kysymyksestä pitäisi puhua enemmän? Utelias mieli on yleistajuinen tiedepodcast kaikille maailmaan uteliaasti suhtautuville.

Kuuntele ja tilaa #UteliasMieli-podcast.



The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation

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



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 [at] helsinki.fi).



(In Finnish) Marjatta ja Eino Kollin Säätiö

Säätiön tehtävänä on tukea tieteellistä sekä soveltavaa tutkimusta ja kehitystyötä myöntämällä apurahoja hankkeiden toteuttajille. Säätiö tarjoaa mahdollisuuksia yksittäisille tutkijoille ja kehittäjille sekä tutkimus-/ kehittäjäryhmille. Haasteena on ruokkia nimenomaan sellaista kehitystä, jolla olisi elinympäristömme kannalta positiivista vaikutusta pitkällä tähtäimellä. Apurahojen hakuaika on jatkuva.



(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.



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.



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. The foundation assigns grants once a year. Individuals, work groups, companies or associations can apply for the grants.

Application period for 2021 is open until 13 December 2020.

More details https://runarbackstrominsaatio.fi/en/


Sigrid Juselius Foundation / 1-3 YEAR GRANTS

The 1-3 year grants are targeted for two target groups for medical research: Senior researchers and Young group leaders.

The application period for autumn 2020 is 28.10. – 28.11.2020.



The Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award

This new award is designed to enable Finnish professionals and postdoctoral researchers to conduct research or professional projects in any discipline on topics of current and global importance at any appropriate U.S. institution or organization.

The application period is now open. Apply by December 6, 2020.



The Fulbright–Technology Industries of Finland Grant Program

The purpose of the Fulbright–Technology Industries of Finland Grant Program is to strengthen Finnish excellence and to promote the renewal of industry and commerce with a long-term goal in mind.

The grant can be awarded for a postdoctoral research visit in a U.S. university or research center, lasting between 8 and 12 months.

The application period is now open. Apply by December 6, 2020.



(In Finnish) Metsämiesten Säätiö

Säätiö rahoittaa painopistealueidensa mukaisia koulutushankkeita, tutkimushankkeita, selvityksiä, kehittämis-, markkinointi- ja viestintähankkeita, opiskelijoiden ulkomaan opintoja ja opintomatkoja sekä opinnäytetöitä.

Hakuaika: 1.12.2020 – 31.1.2021


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