NSC Explain this!

NSC Explain this! is a monthly event where NSC groups can explain some small open problem related to their research for the rest of NSC to solve. The event is held in the NSC coffee room at 2 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Coffee and cake will be served along with the problem! 

Each NCS group will get their chance to ask for help. Future schedule will be updated in spring. If your time is inadequate, please inform Tessa Ora, tessa.t.ora@jyu.fi.  

3.4.2019 Thermal Nanophysics

"Observation of unusually large superconducting gap for aluminum"

6.3.2019 NMR spectroscopy of macromolecules

"A short tale of an intrinsically disordered protein who lost its tail"

6.2.2019 Cell adhesion and cytoskeleton dynamics

 "How to use CRISPR gene editing in fruit flies"

Perhaps many of you have heart about the gene scissors. We are using that as a tool to edit Drosphila genes. How is this done? What kind of technologies does this require? I will tell about the genetics tools that are needed for this kind of gene engineering. / Professor Jari Ylänne

16.1.2019 Computational spectroscopy and dynamics

Comparing simulations to experiment: the case of green fluorescent protein variants / PhD student Vaibhav Modi

Tentative schedule of groups 2019

7.5.2019 Quantum many-body theory

5.6.2019 Biomolecular spectroscopy and dynamics


One week before your turn, choose the problem to be presented, and inform Tessa Ora about it. In addition, choose a person or the people from your group to present the problem. Instead of group leaders, students or postdocs are preferred! The problem should not (necessarily) be a major open scientific problem, but some small but relevant detailed problem which needs to be solved for one or another reason. 

In the event, you will explain the problem in 5-10 minutes, after which others can ask questions and try to help you with the problem.

Previous years NSC Explain this!