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JUNO scien­tists discuss es­tablis­hing a giant neut­ri­no ob­ser­va­to­ry in the Py­hä­sal­mi mine

At their most recent meeting, the European members of the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) discussed the possibility of establishing a next-generation giant neutrino observatory in the Pyhäsalmi mine. This subject is relevant in the context of the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics scheduled for 2019. European members of JUNO held a meeting at the University of Jyväskylä 17–19 October 2018.

The most powerful ion source in the world is now in the JYFL-ACCLAB

A new ion source known as HIISI has been developed in the Accelerator Laboratory of the University of Jyväskylä (JYFL-ACCLAB). It is the most powerful room-temperature ion source in the world at the moment. A new facility allows for much higher ion beam intensities and energies from our main cyclotron. It will be used in fundamental research and in testing components of space satellites.

Exploring atomic nuclei and their cosmic origins at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The Accelerator Laboratory (JYFL) is the northernmost large-scale facility for accelerator-based nuclear structure studies in the world, located at the Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research at the laboratory explores the fundamental properties of atomic nuclei. The Accelerator Laboratory also serves as an excellent training site for early career researchers and students who acquire an excellent set of skills useful for a variety of careers through a hands-on approach to studies.

A novel nanoactuator system has been developed

Researchers at University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and University of Tampere (Finland) together with BioNavis Ltd (Finland) have developed a novel nanoactuator system, where conformation of biomolecule can be tuned by electric field and probed using optical properties of gold nanoparticle.

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.

New data for understanding how heavier elements are made in the Cosmos

Nuclear binding energies of several rare-earth isotopes have been measured for the first time. The experiment carried out in the Accelerator Laboratory of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, provides essential data for understanding how elements heavier than iron are produced in the Cosmos.