Nuclear astrophysicist Anu Kankainen receives the renowned Väisälä Prize

“The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters awarded the Väisälä Prize to Professor Anu Kankainen from the University of Jyväskylä. Kankainen is one of the most distinguished young experts in the field of nuclear astrophysics.”

Professor Anu Kankainen is also involved in HIP’s FAIR and ISOLDE projects.

More details in the following posts:

Nuclear astrophysicist Anu Kankainen receives the renowned Väisälä Prize (University of Jyväskylä)

Väisälä Prizes to Professor Anu Kankainen and Professor Lauri Oksanen (The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters)

Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian Väisälän palkinnot professori Anu Kankaiselle ja professori Lauri Oksaselle (in Finnish)

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Science publication by the CLOUD collaboration: “Iodine oxoacids enhance nucleation of sulfuric acid particles in the atmosphere”

The researchers at the University of Helsinki (INAR) and Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) have studied how Iodine oxoacids enhance nucleation of sulfuric acid particles in the atmosphere.

See the post: ILMAKEHÄN JODILLA VOI OLLA AIEMMIN TUNTEMATON VAIKUTUS PILVIEN MUODOSTUMISEEN JA ILMASTOON (In Finnish)

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STUK & HIP have jointly developed new ways of controlling spent nuclear fuel

The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland and the Helsinki Institute of Physics have jointly developed new ways of controlling spent nuclear fuel. These innovative methods are needed before the world’s first spent nuclear fuel disposal facility can be commissioned in Olkiluoto, Eurajoki.

See the full text @ STUK website: Final information of disposed spent nuclear fuel with Finnish methods

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Substantial funding for HIP’s detector upgrades at CERN

Research Council of Finland grants substantial funding for research infrastructure projects

“The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee at the Research Council of Finland has decided on more than 29 million euros in funding for the building and upgrading of national and international research infrastructures. The funding will be divided between eleven research infrastructure projects. This is the first set of decisions on the FIRI 2023 call for research infrastructure applications.”

See the original press release here (www.aka.fi).

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ERC Consolidator Grant to HIP project leader Heikki Mäntysaari

“Academy Researcher Heikki Mäntysaari from the Department of Physics at JYU uses paper, pencil and computer to investigate the properties and interactions of elementary particle matter. It is basic research that seeks answers to fundamental questions about how the universe works and what it is made of.”

See the full post at: https://www.jyu.fi/en/news/jyu-receives-new-erc-grant-to-shed-light-on-gluon-matter

The included photo is from the original post.

Kasia Wrzosek-Lipska and Pawel Napiorkowski handing the award to Janne Pakarinen.

HIP Project Leader Janne Pakarinen receives Tomek Czosnyka Honorary Award

“The Tomek Czosnyka Honorary Prize has been awarded to physicist Janne Pakarinen from the Department of Physics at the University of Jyväskylä. The prize is awarded to physicists who have successfully contributed to the fields of science represented by Czosnyka. Pakarinen has been a distinguished leader in the development of the SPEDE spectrometer. ”

See the original post here (University of Jyväskylä website). The included photo is from the original post.

Fabiola Gianotti

CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti to be conferred an honorary doctorate of the University of Helsinki

Photo: CERN, Beutler, Christian

The Conferment Jubilee of the University of Helsinki commences on 20 March 2023 with the announcement of the University’s new honorary doctors. In the spring, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Law will celebrate the conferral of degrees.

More information:

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/science-policy/thirty-new-honorary-doctorates-be-conferred-conferment-jubilee

Fabiola Gianotti, PhD, Director General of CERN will be conferred by the Faculty of Philosophy on 26 May 2023.