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 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.
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.
- Academy Professor Riitta Salmelin has been invited to serve as a member on the new Science and Technology Advisory Council, which has been set up by the European Commission to support President José Manuel Barroso .
- Aalto University researchers from the O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory and the Department of Applied Physics have successfully connected a superconducting quantum bit, or qubit, with a micrometer-sized drum head and transferred information from the qubit to the resonator and back again .
- The Finnish partners in the Graphene Flagship project are Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The research groups run by Aalto University professors Pertti Hakonen and Harri Lipsanen are responsible for sensor development and production of high frequency transistors .
- Aalto neuroscientists from O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory Brain Research Unit participate in EU’s 1 billion FET Flagship project .
- [LT seminar] Forks, Floppy Wires and Superfluids
Wed, 22 May 2013, 14:30 in 161 (Nanotalo 1st floor). Dr. Rich Haley, Lancaster University, UK.
- [NANO/PICO seminar] Cavity Optomechanics
Thu, 23 May 2013, 10:00 in Nanotalo. Assoc. Prof. Eyal Buks, Nano-Electronics Research Center, Technion, Israel.
- [Doctoral Thesis Defence] Nanostructured Materials under Ion and Microwave Radiation
Fri, 24 May 2013, 12:00 in Lecture Hall J (U149), Otakaari 1. Khattiya Chalapat, O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory, Aalto University, Finland.