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O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory - Aalto University


Low Temperature Research

Our low temperature research tackles the most challenging problems in the field of quantum physics. These include intricate properties of fermion superfluids, interfaces in quantum materials, dissipative processes when approaching the absolute zero, and discovery of new types of ordered systems at record low temperatures.

In nanophysics

In nanophysics we focus on control of charge, flux, phonons, and microwave irradiation at the ultimate accuracy governed by quantum mechanics. Conversion between these quantities is employed for developing new paradigms and novel sensor applications.

Brain Research

The Brain Research Unit comprises research groups studying human brain functions at the system level. The Unit also develops methods used in brain imaging research.


  • April 2, 2014 Neurofinance study confirms that financial decisions are made on an emotional basis [1]
  • March 31, 2014 Movies synchronize brains [2]
  • March 28, 2014 How are Aalto University’s brain researchers guessing what we see? [3]
  • March 21, 2014 Best doctoral theses 2013 awarded in the School of Science. [4]
  • March 15, 2014 Can we trust in what we see, hear or feel? Our brains construct and shape our percepts based on the sensory information obtained from the surrounding world. But can we trust our senses? [5]
  • January 28, 2014 Mika Sillanpää receives 2.0 million EU funding for quantum physics research. [6]
  • January 28, 2014 PhD Olli-Pentti Saira was awarded for best doctoral dissertation in 2013 by the Aalto School of Science (SCI). The awarding takes place in the annual get together of the Doctoral Programme of SCI on 18 March, 2014. Saira currently works at the Kavli institute of Nanoscience Delft.

Upcoming events

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Past events

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