HIP NEWS, 11 April 2023


HIP NEWS, 11 April 2023




In the latest HIP Blog post Mounia Laassiri writes about her experience in the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP), held at the Nelson Mandela University, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the end of last year. Mounia participated the ASP in Kigali, Rwanda in 2016 as a student and returned now as a lecturer.

Read more about her experience in the blog post titled I didn’t know a physicist could look like you!




Tuesday 25 April 2023 at 10:15 in A315 and using Zoom

Saga Säppi (Munich)


Abstract: https://www.hip.fi/seminars/



Tuesday 2 May 2023 at 10:15 in A315 and using Zoom

Nathan Sherrill (Sussex)

“Probing ultralight scalar fields with atomic clocks”

Abstract: https://www.hip.fi/seminars/



Thursday 29 June 2023 at 10:15 in A315 and using Zoom

Christophe Royon (University of Kansas)


Abstract: https://www.hip.fi/seminars/

Cosmology seminar

Wednesday 12 April 2023 at 14:15 in A315 (will be streamed in Zoom)

Andreas Goudelis (Remote)

“FIMPy baryogenesis”

Abstract: https://www.hip.fi/cosmoseminars/


Materials/Bio Physics seminar

Thursday 13 April 2023 at 14.15, Exactum (B119)

Werner Lipsunen

“GPGPU Acceleration of the Green’s Function Method based Photoelectrochemical Cell model”

Abstract: The feasibility of general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) acceleration to the non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) equation solver of a photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell model is investigated. PEC cells have great potential as a source of green energy and therefore it is important to make accurate computational models of them, which leads to potentially high computational cost.  Although the current model lacks electron-photon scattering, which is essential for a complete model, from the results it is possible to assess the viability of GPGPU acceleration in the case of a complete model.


Helsinki Astrophysics Seminar

Friday 14 April 2023 2023 at 10:15, Physicum D114 and via zoom

Mika Juvela (University of Helsinki)

“Structure of star-forming clouds: methods and measurements”

Abstract: https://wiki.helsinki.fi/display/astjourn/Astrophysics+seminar



Helsinki Astrophysics Seminar

Friday 21 April 2023 2023 at 10:15, Physicum D114 and via zoom

Thomas Hackman (University of Helsinki)


Abstract: https://wiki.helsinki.fi/display/astjourn/Astrophysics+seminar




Kumpula Physics Colloquium: Friday (14.04.20223) at 14:15 in Chemicum A129: Tuomas Lappi

The next Kumpula Physics Colloquium in the spring series will take place on Friday (14.04.2023) at 14:15 in Chemicum A129 (note the change of the room!).  

Our speaker is Tuomas Lappi, who is a Professor at University of Jyväskylä and the director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quark Matter. Tuomas obtained his PhD from the University of Helsinki in 2005. After postdocs at Brookhaven National Laboratory and CEA/Saclay, he moved to the University of Jyväskylä in 2009. He obtained an ERC Consolidator grant in 2015. Since 2022, he is the director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quark Matter. His research revolves around the interactions of quarks and gluons in high energy collisions, such as relativistic heavy ion collisions aiming to produce deconfined quark matter in the laboratory.


The title of his talk is The Electron-Ion Collider EIC – the most powerful microscope on Earth”. Tuomas will introduce us to the physics program of the Electron-Ion Collider EIC.  

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




save the date: Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2023

Time and place: 12.6.2023 at 10:00-  13.6.2023 at 16:00, Laurea on Tikkurila campus, Zoom

The theme of the open science and research summer conference in 2023 is the future of open science.

Organisers: Laurea University of Applied Sciences and Open Science and Research Coordination.

Meetings of expert groups will be held online. The program and registration will be added to the page later.




ÅBO AKADEMI: Position as university lecturer / Befattningen som universitetslektor är utlyst

The position as university lecture (4 years) is now available to apply for.

Deadline for applications is Friday 14 April 2023 at 15.00 (Finnish time). For more information about the position and how to apply please see https://abo.rekrytointi.com/paikat/index.php?jid=653&key=&o=A_RJ&rspvt=qdt697lvaw0k80sc4o8wss8wow0080s




Time and place: Tuesday 25th April 2023 at 12:00-14:00, online (Teams)

Organiser: The Academy of Finland.

To whom: Aimed specifically at researchers interested in Synergy Grant call, as well as all interested research service staff are welcome.

What: The main speakers will join the event from ERCEA, and you will also get to hear insights from ERC grantees and former panel members. Registration instructions and the detailed programme will be sent out as closer to the events’ dates. The events will not be recorded.

Questions? Please contact Academy of Finland Science Adviser, Annika Raitala (annika.raitala [at] aka.fi), tel. +358 29 533 5097

Registration: NB! Registration deadline is April 24th, 2023.

Registration and programme details for SyG applicants via Business Finland webpage. https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/whats-new/events/horisontti-eurooppa/2023/horizon-europe-erc-synergy-grant-info





The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation

The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation accepts grant applications every day of the year. There are no separate application times.



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.



EDUFI Fellowship

The EDUFI Fellowship is intended, particularly, for providing initial funding to carry out research for a doctoral thesis in Finland.

Applicant: a Finnish university department

Who: a doctoral student or a young researcher from outside Finland

Purpose: initial funding for completing a doctoral research project in Finland, completion of a double degree or a study visit on exceptionally compelling reasons

Application deadline: rolling deadline. You should apply for the grant five months before the start of the fellowship.

Duration of fellowship: 3–12 months, visits 3–6 months



The Finnish Cultural Foundation

In the October round of applications, it is possible to apply for a regular working and/or expenditure grant or a special purpose grant, such as Art for Everyone, Additional Million-euro Funding to Science, Science Education, DNA in Time and Space and Eminentia grants. The Application Guidelines for Grants apply to all of these. Special purpose grants also have their own detailed additional guidelines.

Application period: 10.10.–31.10.2023 until 4 pm



(In Finnish) Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian Väisälä-hankeapuraha

Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia on perustanut uuden Väisälä-hankeapurahan. Apuraha on tarkoitettu Suomessa toimivalle tutkijauran vakinaistamispolun alkuvaiheen tutkijalle oman tutkimusryhmän perustamiseen ja ryhmän tutkimuskuluihin. Vakinaistamispolun alkuvaiheen tutkijalla tarkoitetaan niin sanotun tenure trackin ensimmäisen vaiheen tehtävissä olevaa tutkijaa (assistant professor -taso). Hakukelpoisia aloja ovat fysiikka, matematiikka, geofysiikka, tähtitiede ja meteorologia.

Ensimmäinen vaihe 1.–31.1.2023

Toinen vaihe 1.–30.4.2023



PoDoCo Spring 2023 Application Round

PoDoCo is a matchmaking program supporting long term competitiveness and strategic renewal of companies and employment of young doctors in the private sector.

Application Round is open March 1 – April 15, 2023.



The Sigrid Jusélius Foundation: Fellowship (1–2 years)

Application period 15.03.–15.04.2023 at 23:59.

Fellowship grants are designed for postdoctoral researchers taking part in medical research projects abroad (1–2 years). Fellowship grants cannot be awarded to researchers who already work abroad.



The Sigrid Jusélius Foundation: Senior Fellowship (6–12 months)

Application period 15.03.–15.04.2023 at 23:59.

Senior Fellowship grants are designed for senior researchers wishing to take part in medical research projects abroad (6–12 months).



Otto A. Malm Foundation

The Foundation supports higher education, institutions or projects serving the common good, and scientific research, by granting stipends to individuals, work groups or organisations. Foreign citizens are also eligible.

In odd-numbered year 2023 for higher education and the common good.

Application time 1-30.4.2023.



Fortum and Neste Foundation

The Foundation’s purpose is to support research, education and development in natural, technical and economical sciences within the energy industry.

Please familiarize yourself with Focus Areas 2023

Grant types: Theses relating to undergraduate studies, Postgraduate studies and other personal grants.

April: a normal application round, for all types of scholarships. Decisions in June, payment of grants begins in August.  The next application period is open from April 3, 2023 until April 21, 2023.


(In Finnish) Tulevaisuuden tekijät -ohjelma 2023

Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiö avaa suomalaisille yliopistoille suunnatun haun strategisen osaamisen vahvistamiseksi. Vuoden 2023 ohjelmassa haetaan kunnianhimoisia, tulevaisuuteen katsovia tutkimusavauksia. Painopisteenä on suomalaisen teollisuuden ja yhteiskunnan uudistumista kestävästi rakentavat teknologiat ja palvelumallit. Tavoitteena on käynnistää kunnianhimoisia tutkimushankkeita, joissa yhdistyvät kansainvälisesti huipputason tiede ja uuteen kasvuun tähtäävät strategiset avaukset.

Haku toteutetaan kaksivaiheisena. Ideahaku: 7.3.-31.5.2023. Toiselle kierrokselle valittavien tiimien sparraushaastattelut pyritään järjestämään 26. – 28.9.2023 Rahoituspäätökset tehdään marraskuussa 2023.




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