Centenary Events

27.2.–31.3. The Centenary Exhibition of the University of Turku at the Turku City Library (Linnankatu 2)
27.2. at 6pm UTU100 Carnival, University Hill
28.2. at 6.15pm Anniversary Celebration, Logomo (Köydenpunojankatu 14)
3.3. at 18.00 University of Turku Collegia Lecture
5.3. 3MT Competition
23.3. at 18.00 University of Turku Collegia Lecture
30.3. at 18.00 University of Turku Collegia Lecture
6.4.–4.5. The Centenary Exhibition of the University of Turku at the Rauma Library
4.5. at 18.00 University of Turku Collegia Lecture
11.5. at 18.00 University of Turku Collegia Lecture
28.–29.5. Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees
1.6.–31.8. The Centenary Exhibition of the University of Turku at the Vanhalinna, LIeto
4.6. Baltic Science Day
4.6. Baltic Sea Region University Network 20th Anniversary
4.9. at 12–6pm UTU100 Fair and Opening Carnival at the Aura riverside.
4.9. at 6pm Opening Ceremony, Medisiina
23.9. Scholars at Risk Day
2.–4.10. The Centenary Exhibition of the University of Turku at the Book Fair in Turku
19.10.-9.11. The Centenary Exhibition of the University of Turku at the Pori Library
1.11.-31.12. The Centenary Exhibition of the University of Turku at the Taidetalo, Loimaa
8.11.–30.11. The Centenary Exhibition of the University of Turku at the Uusikaupunki Library

University of Turku Collegia Lecture Series 3.3.-11.5.

There are two Research Collegia at the University of Turku: the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) and the Turku Collegium for Science and Medicine (TCSM). The aim of the collegia is to promote excellence in research at the University of Turku. In this lecture series, experts from varying fields talk about their reasearch.

The lectures will be held from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Turku City Library Studio (Linnankatu 2)

  • Tue 3.3. PhD Pere Puigbo, Collegium Researcher (TCSM), Department of Biology: A brave new microbial world – gene dynamics in bacteria
    • Evolving microbial genomes are under an extremely rapid and high variable flux of gene gain and loss, specially those genes involved in defense systems. Under this dynamic view of the microbial world, the key unit of microbial evolution is not the genome of an individual microbe, but the pangenome (i.e., the superset of the genes present in the genomes of all sequenced isolates of a given species). During the lecture, I will talk about microbial evolution and the importance of horizontal gene transfers to shape genomes, pangenomes and supergenomes. Microbes are everywhere, as an example there are more bacterial cells in the human body than own ‘human’ cells, so how does the evolution of microbes  affect our everyday life?
  • Mon 9.3. FT Erkki Kankare, Collegium Researcher (TCSM), Department of Physics and Astronomy: Supernovista kilonoviin - astrofysikaaliset transientit päättävät näyttävästi tähtien elinkaaria
  • Mon 16.3. FT Aino Kalske, Researcher (TCSM), Department of Biology: Kasvit puolustuskannalla - salakuuntelua ja kemiallisia aseita
  • Mon 23.3. FT Lihua Sun, Postdoctoral Researcher (TCSM), PET Centre: Sunrise to sunset, daylength dances with the social brain
    • ​​​Finland has a special climate, with extreme long days in summer and short days in winter. Meanwhile, we could easily notice a seasonal difference in people’s social behavior and emotions. Therefore, I am very interested to see whether seasonal factors, like daylength, shape our brain physiology related to social and cognitive functions. I am going to present my current research findings regarding this aspect. 
  • Mon 30.3. FT Matteo Rossi, Postdoctoral Researcher (TCSM), Department of Physics and Astronomy: The era of quantum technologies
    • From its formulation, a century ago, quantum mechanics has puzzled physicists with its phenomena that defy our intuition of reality. However, the predictions of quantum physics are at the heart of everyday use technologies, such as transistors and lasers, and now we are on the verge of a new revolution, where the possibility to control individual quantum systems is driving the next generation of innovative technologies. In this lecture, we will explore the quantum physics behind technologies such as quantum computers and quantum cryptography.
  • Wed 15.4., Adjunct Professor, LT, Teemu Niiranen,Collegium Researche (TCSM), Department of Clinical Medicine: Kohonnut verenpaine – maailman johtava tautitaakan aiheuttaja
  • Mon 20.4., FT Saara Nolvi, Researcher (TIAS), Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology and Department of Medical Psychology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Yksilölliset erot herkkyydessä ympäristölle – varhainen stressi, aivojen muovautuvuus ja lapsen kehitys
  • Mon 27.4., KT Heta Tuominen, kollegiumtutkija (TIAS), Department of Teacher Education: Oppimista vai suoriutumista? Motivaation ja hyvinvoinnin yhteydet lapsilla ja nuorilla
  • Mon 4.5.. PhD Helena Duffy, Collegium Researcher (TIAS), School of History, Culture and Arts Studies: François Ozon's Frantz (2016): The Queering Potential of Heritage Cinema
    • Set in the aftermath of World War I and shot mostly in black-and-white, Frantz, a recent film by a queer French director, seemingly inscribes the cinematic convention of Heritage Cinema. Following postmodern theorist, Linda Hutcheon, and gender theorist, Judith Butler, in this lecture I will argue that Ozon subverts the convention within which he works by exploring the queering potential of cinematic adaptation/costume drama. I will also discuss the wider implications of queering a representation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that is at the centre of the film, as well as the film's resonances with contemporary political situation.
  • Mon 11.5., PhD Nicolino Lo Gullo, Postdoctoral Researcher (TCSM), Department of Physics and Astronomy: Hot computing
    • With the advent of Machine learning, Artificial intelligence and Augmented Reality the amount of data that we will need to store and process is becoming increasingly large and with it the energy required for computation. One of the major problems is to make computation more efficient as nowadays up to one third of the energy is used to cool down their electrical circuits. One futuristic vision to solve this problem is rooted in the analogy between differences in temperatures and differences in voltages. I will describe the main ideas behind this developing field, what is the state of the art and what we should expect from it in the future.

International Conferences at the University of Turku 2020

Histories of Death – An International Symposium, 19.–21.2., Turku
Nera 2020 – Rethinking the futures of education in the Nordic countries, 4.–6.3., Turku
Working In Music Conference 2020, 15.–17.4., Turku
PATT – Pupils’ Attitudes Toward Technology conference 27.–30.4. Rauma
ISA RCA28 – Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility – Accumulation and compensation of inequalities, 20.–22.5., Turku
Optics and Photonics days, 27.–28.5., Turku
Learning Futures - Futures of Learning, 10.–12.6., Helsinki
Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives, 9.–12.6.
NUAS Communication Conference, 14.–16.6., Turku
Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future, 9.–12.6.2020, Turku
XXV International Conference of Polyphenols , 13.–16.7., Turku
EBRS2020 – 15th European Bat Research Symbosium, 3.–7.8., Turku
Emerging Horizons: Research Service Days, 17.–19.8., Turku
Well-being in the Infomation Society – Fruits of Respect, 26.–28.8., Turku
Workshop on Aggression, 13.–14.11., Turku