HIP NEWS, 22 April 2024


HIP NEWS, 22 April 2024





Academician, HIP Project Leader, Professor Markku Kulmala receives the prestigious Academy Award 2024 from the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters for his lifetime achievements in sciences.







Farewell lecture

Prof. Hannu Kurki-Suonio will give a farewell lecture in Physicum E204 on 23 May 2024 starting at 14:15.

Everyone is cordially invited, but to estimate the catering needed, please indicate your intention to participate by registering by 16.5.2024 at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/129597/lomake.html




Tuesday 14 May 2024 at 10:15 in A315

Tyler Gorda (Frankfurt)

“Probing the behavior of strongly interacting matter at the highest densities”

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



Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 14.15 remote

Simon Cléry (IJCLab, Orsay) (Remote)

“Gravitational production of matter and radiation during reheating”

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



Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 14:15 in C124

Tuomo Kuusi (University of Helsinki)

“Superdiffusion for Brownian motion with incompressible random drift and quantitative homogenization in high contrast”

Abstract: https://www.helsinki.fi/assets/drupal/2024-04/abs-20240424.txt



Astrophysics seminar

Friday 26 April 2024 at 10:15 – 11:15, in D114

Job Vorster (University of Helsinki)


Abstract: https://wiki.helsinki.fi/xwiki/bin/view/Astrophysics/Astrophysics%20seminar




Seminar talk by Jakub Kubečka on 22 April at 15.15 in Chemicum A127

Monday 22.4. at 15.15, Chemicum A127.

Jakub Kubečka from Aarhus University: “Towards Free Energy Calculations from Ab Initio Molecular-Cluster Dynamics Simulations Boosted by Neural Network”.

Jakub is an expert in combining quantum chemistry and machine learning methods in atmospheric clustering studies.

Abstract: Reaction kinetics and thermodynamics of molecular systems are hot topics not only in the atmospheric sciences. In our work, we seek a method to accurately predict the thermodynamic stabilities of atmospheric molecular clusters, which play a crucial role in new particle formation and, due to their abundance, serve as platforms for surface reactions. While quantum chemistry methods can provide accurate thermodynamic properties for small molecular systems, for large systems, current approximations fail to correctly account for molecular/cluster flexibility, dynamics, and vibrational anharmonicity. Here we employ umbrella sampling as a molecular dynamics technique to calculate the free energy profile along a reaction coordinate. Such simulations could be applied to obtain accurate cluster evaporation rates. Additionally, since ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations would require tremendous time, we boost these simulations with a trained neural network potential. In this presentation, we explore the feasibility of employing neural networks to learn complex energy landscapes and demonstrate the application of the neural network for energy/forces modeling and applicability for molecular dynamics simulations. This work represents a step towards advancing computational chemistry methodologies, offering insights into the potential of machine learning for chemistry and molecular dynamics simulations for thermodynamic studies.



InstituteQ Colloquium

Thursday 25 April 2024 at 14:00-15:00, Hall B, Otakaari 1, Aalto University

Dr. Andres Castellanos-Gomez from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

“2D straintronic adaptable photodetectors and transistors.”

Chair: Assistant Professor Jose Lado, Aalto University Department of Applied Physics
The event is free to attend for all, and refreshments will be served. Please sign up via the Webropol registration form. The deadline to register is April 22, 2024.

Please note that the event is on-site only and will not be recorded.



Mind and Matter Spring Seminar – Welcome all!

You are warmly invited to join the Mind and Matter Spring Seminar talks. The topics of the cross-disciplinary seminar series are related to the themes of consciousness, intelligence, and information.

Dates:  3 May, 24 May

Time: 14:15–15:45 EET/EEST

Place: University of Helsinki Main Building, Unioninkatu 34, 4th floor, room U4078, and online.

  • 3 May – Kathrin Ohla: Taste quality representation in the human brain and memory 
    Chaired by Valtteri Arstila (Hybrid)

The whole program can be found at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/mind-and-matter/events/mind-and-matter-seminar-2024



The next Kumpula Physics Colloquium in the spring series will take place on Friday the 17th of May at 14:15 in Exactum B123.

Tanja Kallio, D.Sc. (Tech.), is an associate professor in electrochemistry and physical chemistry at the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering. The title of her talk is “Artificial Cathode Electrolyte Interfaces for Understanding and Engineering of Lithium Battery High-Voltage Cathodes”.

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

The event will also be streamed via Zoom.




Online 25.-26.4.2024: EU Missions and cross-cutting activities info days

Organiser: European Commission

The event aims to inform potential applicants about the new topics included in the EU Missions and Cross-cutting Activities work programme 2024!

More details  https://research-innovation-community.ec.europa.eu/events/3WjiVunxm0t5j4zQlVax3Q/overview





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 Sigrid Jusélius Foundation: Visiting professor (3–12 months)

Application period 01.11.–30.11.2024 at 23:59.

The Visiting professor -grant is targeted for foreign senior medical researchers (“visiting professors”) to enable working in a Finnish research institution.



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 even-numbered year (2024) the stipends are granted for scientific research.

Application time 1-30.4.2024.



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 2024

Grant types: Postgraduate studies (B2), Other personal grants (B3).

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 2nd April until 22nd April 2024.



(In Finnish) Tulevaisuuden tekijät -ohjelma 2024

Teknologiateollisuuden 100-vuotissäätiö avaa suomalaisille yliopistoille suunnatun haun strategisen osaamisen vahvistamiseksi. Vuoden 2024 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: 21.3.-31.5.2024.


(In Finnish) Tiedonjulkistamisen apurahat 2024

Tiedonjulkistamisen neuvottelukunta (TJNK) myöntää tiedonjulkistamisen kohdeapurahoja yksityisille henkilöille tai työryhmien jäsenille (ei yhteisöille tai yhdistyksille) tiedonjulkistamista palvelevan työsuunnitelman toteuttamiseen lähinnä luovan työn korvauksina.

Myönnetyllä apurahalla tuetaan monipuolista, monikanavaista ja uudistuvaa tietokirjoittamista ja tiedonjulkistamista.

Hakuaika alkaa 1.5. klo 00.00 ja päättyy perjantaina 31.5. klo 16.00.


Jenny and Antti Wihuri foundation

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation is a Finnish non-profit organisation operating in the fields of research, art and societal activities. Our mission is to create chances to fulfill, encounter and experience these three areas of life.

Application period starts 9.5 and application deadline is 31.5.







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