31.08.2018
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Nano becomes visible in Finland, 9.–10.10.2018

The Nanoscience Center of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, organizes the international Nanoscience Days conference on 9th – 10th of October 2018 in Jyväskylä. A traditional event organized more than ten years now, and provides an interdisciplinary forum for presenting and discussing fundamental and technological developments. Approximately 200 international researchers and students are attending the conference.

The Nanoscience Days 2018 is an international event on nanoscience and technology providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers from biology, chemistry and physics. The idea is to collect experts on the fast evolving field of nanoscience to create new ideas for future trends. The conference hosts high-profile plenary speakers providing insightful seminars containing a wider overview of the field combined with recent novel results, thus suitable for a wide range of audience. In addition to 9 invited speakers, there are about 70 poster presentations. The poster session provides possibilities young scientists to discuss with variety of people and enables one to build their own network. 

High level research at the nanoscale

The Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä is a unique cross-disciplinary research center where physicists, chemists and biologists collaborate to solve challenging problems that need strong multidisciplinary expertise. Nanoscience Center is one of the most eminent hallmarks of excellence in research at the University of Jyväskylä. Its research projects span from fundamental investigations of processes in nanoscale structures to development of commercial products. It hosts almost 30 research groups and 16 professors with research interests in various areas of nanoscience. In addition Master’s Degree and Postgraduate education is offered in the rapidly developing field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

- Our strength is that there are people from all areas, from practical biologists to theoretical physicists. An interdisciplinary research environment makes it possible to understand how physicists, chemists and biologists think, how people work together while everyone has their area of expertise and create new innovations and ideas, says lecturer Varpu Marjomäki from Department of Biological and Environmental Science. She is also one of the lead organizers of the Nanoscience Days.

Nano came to Jyväskylä

The Nanoscience Center was founded 14 years ago at October. The opening ceremony involved many famous scientists and from that on the tradition has continued in the form of Nanoscience Days. Since then, more than 100 famous international scientists from variety of fields of nanoscience have been participating the conference. In particularly, some Nobel prize winners like Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Stefan Hell.

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