HIP NEWS, 4 September 2023


HIP NEWS, 4 September 2023




In the HIP Blog Hannu Kurki-Suonio writes about the EUCLID satellite which was launched on 1 July.

Euclidin laukaisu avaruuteen onnistui


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”

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


Wednesday 6 September 2023 at 14.15, Physicum A315 (will be streamed in Zoom)

Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez (Uppsala U.) (On-site)

“Dancing in the dark: exploring dark sectors at particle colliders, present and future”

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


Mathematical-Physics seminar

Wednesday 6 September 2023 at 14:15 in C124

Christof Külske (Ruhr Universitaet – Bochum)

“On localized and delocalized infinite-volume states for gradient models on trees”

Abstract: https://www.helsinki.fi/assets/drupal/2023-08/abs-20230906.txt



Astrophysics seminar

Friday 8 September 2023 at 10.15, Physicum E207 and zoom (Note room)

Till Sawala (University of Helsinki)

“The Timeless Timing Argument”

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



Materials/Bio Physics seminar

Friday 8 September 2023 at 11.15, Physicum D112

Alexander Mühleip (the University of Glasgow)

“Uncovering molecular mechanisms of cristae formation”

Our next Mat/Bio Physics seminar by Dr. Alexander Mühleip. Dr. Mühleip is currently a research fellow at the University of Glasgow and has done seminal work in structural biology of bioenergetic proteins (see one his latest works – https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-05817-y). He will introduce us to the fascinating world of mitochondrial energy generation.

Abstract: Cristae are the reaction chambers of the mitochondrion in which oxidative phosphorylation complexes generate and harvest the membrane potential. Different phyla display distinct membrane morphologies and lineage-specific subunit compositions of OXPHOS complexes, however their structure and function have remained poorly understood. By combining structural and functional analysis, our recent work has contributed to understanding how OXPHOS complexes from different organisms form highly divergent higher-order assemblies to induce membrane curvature and generate micro-compartments that allow mitochondrial energy conversion to occur.



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.


17.00 Opening

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

Link to live stream: https://tiedekulmamedia.helsinki.fi/fi/web/tiedekulma/player/webcast?eventId=249183503

Flamma https://flamma.helsinki.fi/s/2ld9s





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.



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



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.

More details on https://www.orion.fi/en/science/orion-research-foundation/grants-for-2024/

(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.


Kone Foundation

Kone Foundation supports research in the humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences, as well as artistic research. We support artistic work in all fields of art, as well as multidisciplinary work combining art and research.

The 2023 grant call is open. Apply by 15 September, 4 p.m. (EEST).



(In Finnish) Tieteellisten seurojen julkaisutoiminta ja kansainvälinen toiminta

TSV välittää tieteellisille seuroille opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriöltä saatavan valtionavustuksen julkaisutoimintaan ja kansainväliseen toimintaan. Tukea voidaan myöntää myös Suomessa toimivien yleistieteellisten seurojen ja tiedepoliittisten yhdistysten korkeatasoisen julkaisutoiminnan kuluihin.

Vuoden 2024 avustuksia haetaan 1.-30.9.2023 verkkolomakkeella, johon kirjaudutaan seurakohtaisen käyttäjätilin tunnuksilla.

Lisätietoja https://www.tsv.fi/fi/avustukset/julkaisutoiminta-ja-kansainvalinen-toiminta


The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV)

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV) distributes subsidies granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture to scientific societies for their publishing and international activities. Subsidies may also be granted to general scientific societies and science policy associations to cover the costs of high-quality publishing activities.

The annual application period is 1–30 September.



(In Finnish) Sähkötekniikan ja energiatehokkuuden edistämiskeskus STEK ry

STEK edistää sähkön käytön turvallisuutta ja luotettavuutta, sähköisiä energiatehokkuusratkaisuja sekä älykästä sähkön käyttöä keräämällä, tuottamalla ja jakamalla tietoa. Pääsääntönä rahoitusta myönnettäessä on, että hankkeiden tulee edistää STEKin painopistealueita ja tuottaa yleisesti alalla hyödynnettävissä olevaa tietoa tai materiaalia.

Haku: Vuoden 2023 siirtymäprosessin aikana rahoituksen haku käynnistyy vain yhteydenotolla. STEK.fi:n sivulla ei enää voi jättää hakemusta ottamatta ensin yhteyttä. Toivon yhteydenottoja ensisijaisesti sähköpostitse. Lisätietoja: Toimitusjohtaja Timo Kekkonen. Email: timo.kekkonen (at) stek.fi



Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation

The Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation awards grants annually for researchers working in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and medical chemistry. The foundation is one of the most important foundations that support research in these areas in Finland. A prerequisite for being eligible to receive a grant is an academic degree at least at the level of the master’s degree.

Doctoral research grants


Research grants

Travel grants

Applications for grants are received annually from October 15th to November 30th.



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