Complex Systems and Materials

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The CSM group applies statistical physics to a wide variety of cross-disciplinary topics, ranging from computer science to materials as paper to complex networks. We also interact with industrial research, and study fundamental issues both theoretically and experimentally. The research pages show some recent highlights about these. In addition to Prof. Alava, other senior group members include FiDiPro Stefano Zapperi, and Academy Research Fellows Lasse Laurson and Antti Puisto.

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Mikko Alava

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Mehmet Aydin

Person: Assisting staff of teaching and research, students

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Juha Koivisto

Person: Postdoctoral researchers


Research Output

Contamination detection by optical measurements in a real-life environment: A hospital case study

Inkinen, J., Ahonen, M., Iakovleva, E., Karppinen, P., Mielonen, E., Mäkinen, R., Mannonen, K. & Koivisto, J., 1 Jan 2020, In : JOURNAL OF BIOPHOTONICS. 13, 1, e201960069.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Fabrication of nickel-graphene composites with superior hardness

    Kurapova, O. Y., Lomakin, I. V., Sergeev, S. N., Solovyeva, E. N., Zhilyaev, A. P., Archakov, I. Y. & Konakov, V. G., 15 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 835, 155463.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Modelling aerosol transport and virus exposure with numerical simulations in relation to SARS-CoV-2 transmission by inhalation indoors

    Vuorinen, V., Aarnio, M., Alava, M., Alopaeus, V., Atanasova, N., Auvinen, M., Balasubramanian, N., Bordbar, H., Erästö, P., Grande, R., Hayward, N., Hellsten, A., Hostikka, S., Hokkanen, J., Kaario, O., Karvinen, A., Kivistö, I., Korhonen, M., Kosonen, R., Kuusela, J. & 10 others, Lestinen, S., Laurila, E., Nieminen, H. J., Peltonen, P., Pokki, J., Puisto, A., Råback, P., Salmenjoki, H., Sironen, T. & Österberg, M., 11 Jun 2020, In : Safety Science. 130, 23 p., 104866.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Distinguished Referee, Europhysics Letters (European Physical Society, 2016)

    Mikko Alava (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Nordita Corresponding Fellow 2001-2004

    Mikko Alava (Recipient), 2001

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society (2011, 8th Finnish physicist)

    Mikko Alava (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work


    Plenary speech, Workshop on Avalanche Processes in Condensed Matter Physics and Beyond, Barcelona, Spain

    Mikko Alava (Invited speaker)
    9 Jan 201713 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Como Advanced Summer School on Complexity

    Mikko Alava (Member)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    Invited talk, ECCOMAS symposium

    Mikko Alava (Invited speaker)
    5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Press / Media

    Invisible dirt detector tested out in Finnish hospital

    Juha Koivisto


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance