HIP NEWS, 28 August 2023
Thursday 7 September 2023 at 10:15 in A315 and using Zoom
Ananya Tapadar (IACS Kolkata)
“Reconciliation of Secluded Dark Sector and Muon (g − 2) in the light of Fast Expanding Universe”
Space Physics seminar
Thursday 31 August 2023 at 10:15, Exactum A114 and Zoom.
Brian Walsh (Boston university): “The importance of boundaries – advancing space sciences through large-scale probing of Earth’s magnetosphere”
Materials/Bio Physics seminar
Thursday 31 August 2023 at 13.15, Physicum D112
We will have our next seminar by Eryang Lu, who has recently been selected as Academy of Finland’s research fellow. He will introduce us to his exciting upcoming project and some new interesting results.
Title: “Defect engineering in multi-principal element random alloys”
Abstract: Multi-principal-element random alloys (MPEAs), or high entropy alloys (HEAs), are drawing strong research interest in recent two decades. Many developed HEAs have shown outstanding physical and mechanical properties under various extreme conditions. The fundamental aspects of defect features and atomic motion mechanisms that govern the “unusual” properties in MPEAs are still not clear. In this project, we will focus on defect processing with various ion beam implantations, microstructural characterization with comprehensive experimental methods, and atomistic simulations on the selected models. The ultimate goal of the proposed project is to develop a detailed description and analysis of defects and elementary diffusion properties in MPEAs. We hope the scientific observations will fill the knowledge gap in bringing the MPEAs concept closer to industrial implementations, and even come up with new theories for further development of innovative high performance metallic materials.
KUMPULA PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM (HYBRID), Friday 15.9.2023
Our first colloquium in the fall series is by Anna Watts from the University of Amsterdam. The event will take place on Friday 15.9.23 at 14:15, in Exactum CK112.
Anna Watts is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam. Her group studies neutron stars, in particular the ultradense nuclear matter in their cores, and their violent dynamical events such as starquakes and magnetic or thermonuclear explosions. The title of her talk is ” A NICER view of neutron stars”.
The event will also be streamed via Zoom.
For more information, please visit: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/physics-colloquium/751-2/
Event: Computing & Space at Tiedekulma on 6 September
Date and venue: Wednesday 6.9.2023 at 17.00-19.00, Tiedekulma, Stage, Yliopistonkatu 4.
Organiser: The Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
What kind of role does computer science play in advancing our understanding of the universe? This event is focused on the intersection between computer science and space research.
17.05 Ian F. Akyildiz (ITU): Space Communication – A Major Research Direction for 6G Wireless Systems
17.30 Laura Ruotsalainen (UH): AI will help people go anywhere on Earth or even to Mars
17.55 Tomas Kohout (UH) & David Korda (UH): New insights into composition of planetary surfaces – machine learning as a tool to exploit legacy datasets
18.20 Teemu Roos (UH) & Minna Palmroth (UH): Space – supercomputers – AI
18.45-19.00 Closing discussion
Open science and research – Publishing services
The Helsinki University Library supports the University of Helsinki research community with the publication fees.
Helsinki University Library offers the University community various alternatives for open access publishing. We provide services and tools for the publication of both monographs and scientific journals. Editori, our platform for journal publication, can be used to practise open access publishing.
For more information on HULib open science and research services: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-university-library/library-researchers/open-science-and-research
The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters Biosciences Section organise the Climate and Adaptation symposium on September 28, 2023 at Tieteiden talo in Helsinki.
The symposium is free of charge, but registration is required via the following link: https://forms.gle/tjkoJhPSa6L79qDj6
The last day of registration is September 20, 2023.
The symposium is organized by the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters Biosciences Section.
The program and further details from this web page:
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. There are no fixed dates for applying to the Mathematics Fund. Applications should be sent to the chairman of the trustees, Matti Lassas (matti.lassas [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.
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
Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grants (Postdoc)
The Fulbright–Technology Industries of Finland Grant Program awards grants to postdoctoral researchers in the field of technology to carry out a research project in the U.S. The research should support the development of different fields of technology (electronics and electrical technology, machinery and metal technology, metallurgical industry, information technology, planning and consulting).
The program is also suitable for master or doctoral-level studies (please note a different application deadline and see more information on the program page).
The application round for the academic year 2024-25 is open. Apply by October 3!
Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award
This 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 round is open. Apply by October 3!
Instrumentarium Science Foundation’s Call for grants 2024
The Foundation has allocated 1.4 million Euros to support medical research, medical technology and related science and economics research. In addition, the Foundation announces Silmu grants for research innovators and science entrepreneurs
1. Instrufoundation Fellow Grants
The Fellow grant of 150,000 euros is intended for an independent researcher returning to Finland from abroad either to establish their own research group or to strengthen the researcher’s already existing research group. The grant is intended to be used for research work carried out in Finland.
2. Post-doc grants for researchers going abroad from Finland
The personal grant is intended to support the scientific career development of PhDs who have recently completed their doctorates for a maximum of two years of research abroad.
3. Post-doc grants for researchers coming to Finland from abroad
The personal grant is intended for a post-doc researcher coming to Finland from abroad for a maximum of two years of research work in Finland.
4. Grants for doctoral theses
The personal graduate study grant is intended for full-time doctoral work in Finland.
5. Silmu Grants
The Silmu grant of 50,000 euros is intended for research innovators and science entrepreneurs for innovative projects that promote new business. The duration of the project is one year and its place of execution is Finland.
The Science Foundation’s grants for 2024 are available to apply from August 1 to September 15, 2023.
Orion Research Foundation grants for 2024
Grants are designated to support academic research for Finnish medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and natural sciences related to those, such as chemistry and physics according Orion Research Foundation’s rules
The grant application period is between 1 August and 10 September 2023.
(In Finnish) Vilho, Yrjö ja Kalle Väisälän rahasto
Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia julistaa haettavaksi Vilho, Yrjö ja Kalle Väisälän rahastosta apurahoja matemaattis-luonnontieteellisille tutkimusaloille. Rahasto tukee erityisesti matematiikan, fysiikan, meteorologian, geofysiikan ja astronomian aloilla tehtävää tutkimusta.
Apuraha tohtoriopintoihin mahdollistamaan vuoden mittainen (26.000 euroa) ansiotyöstä vapaa työskentely.
Apurahoja tutkijoille lyhytaikaisiin tutkimusvierailuihin ulkomaisissa yliopistoissa ja tutkimuslaitoksissa.
Haku avoinna 11.8.–18.9.2023
Nessling Foundation’s general call
In the general grant call, we are looking for innovative projects and active researchers that enable or support sustainability transformations with respect for natural systems. We provide funding for projects that contribute to the Nessling Foundation’s mission to seek systemic solutions for an ecologically sustainable future.
Nessling Foundation’s general call is open 14 August–8 September 2023.
The Pool’s Autumn Call
The Finnish Foundations’ Post Doc Pool’s Autumn Application Round will be open from 15 Aug until 15 Sep 2023.