Using x-ray lasers, researchers at Stockholm University have been able to follow the transformation between two distinct different liquid states of water, both being made of H2O molecules. At around -63 Centigrade the two liquids exist at different pressure regimes with a density difference of 20%. By rapidly varying the pressure before the sample could freeze, it was possible to observe one liquid changing into the other in real time. Their findings are published in the journal Science.
In the end of November, the annual list “Highly Cited Researcher-2020” was published. World class researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance and significant influence. This year, eleven researchers from Stockholm University are on the list.
For the third year in a row, Stockholm University organised a Master’s Fair for prospective master’s students. Due to the current circumstances it took place online and thus enabled participants from all over the world.
On November 18, European universities celebrate their common cultural heritage through the annual European Academic Heritage Day. This year the day focuses on selected examples from the universities' collections.
Marc Friedländer’s research into microRNA takes him from the universe inside a single cell, into outer space and millennia back in time. His dream is to be able to mathematically describe gene regulation.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation today announced its latest major investment of SEK 3.1 billion for the period until 2032 in data-driven life science – an important, rapidly expanding field the development of which could not be more timely.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing SEK 3.7 billion in basic research into therapeutics, epidemiology and infection biology, precision medicine and diagnostics, evolution and biodiversity and cell and molecular biology. The programme, which will run until 2032, will be hosted by SciLifeLab.
In order to foster the spirit of community and create connection across geographical divides, the Alumni Relations team reached out to alumni internationally in April, when the pandemic had truly become global.
Stockholm University's Virtual Master's Fair takes place on 18 November. Like many other events this year it happens online, as the name indicates, and thus enables participation from all over the world.
Sea floor sediments of the Arctic Ocean can help scientists understand how permafrost responds to climate warming. A multidisciplinary team from Stockholm University has found evidence of past permafrost thawing during climate warming events at the end of the last ice age. Their findings, published today in Science Advances, caution about what could happen in the near future: That Arctic warming by only a few degrees C may trigger massive permafrost thawing, coastal erosion, and the release of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into the atmosphere.
Digital Futures will be one of the world’s foremost research centres of its kind. The initiative, a collaboration between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), was inaugurated in October.
Stockholm University has just received its first SAR researcher. SAR – Scholars at Risk – is an international network that works to protect academic freedom and shield threatened scholars who have, until now, mainly worked in the humanities and social sciences.
Now there’s a new look for the university’s English and Swedish websites with more space for pictures and videos. The content and structure has been reworked to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
When you're studying it's important to take a break every now and then. Why not join Åsa in this short and fun workout? You may not understand all the Swedish words but music and cool moves is a universal language. Ready? Let's start!
The new coronavirus is shaking up everyday life for us all. The foundation of the University’s crisis management is the recommendations of the Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden, whose current assessment is that there are clear signs that the coronavirus is spreading within Swedish society.
For the next 6 months, from April through September, I will be serving as the chairperson for CIVIS, the European university alliance to which Stockholm University belongs together with universities in Aix-Marseille, Athens, Bucharest, Brussels (ULB), Madrid (UAM), Rome (Sapienza) and Tübingen.
Last Friday I was back on a deserted campus after a week of working from home. The day began with the president’s presentation on Zoom and ended with Vice President Henrik Cederquist and I visiting our chemists who are making hand sanitiser for healthcare – 10,000 litres so far.
For the first time, spin nutation in magnetic materials has been observed. The discovery could impact the way digital information is saved and lead to a faster, more compact and more energy-efficient technology.
Being socially active generally increases your chances of getting a good night’s sleep. But if you are active late into the evening, it reduces the number of hours you sleep – and can also affect your social life.
Large numbers of three-spined stickleback have gradually taken over larger parts of the Baltic Sea’s coastal ecosystem, shows a new scientific study. Stickleback is a small prey fish common in aquatic food webs across temperate Europe. The stickleback contributes to local ecosystem ‘regime shifts’, where young-of-the-year pike and perch decline in individual bays, and these shifts gradually spread like a wave from the outer archipelago into the mainland coast.
Thawing permafrost and collapsing methane hydrates from the Siberian-Arctic coastal oceans can trigger increasing emissions of climate-warming gases. This autumn, the expedition ISSS-2020 on board the ship Akademik Keldysh will study one of the biggest challenges in climate research.
Workplace sexual harassment was thought to be a likely risk factor for mental health disorders. Now, a new study by Stockholm University researchers shows a connection between sexual harassment and suicidal behaviour.
How is aggression controlled in the brain and what methods can we use to influence it? These are some of the questions that Christian Broberger, professor of neurochemistry, hopes to get answers to during a five-year project that now receives SEK 20.4 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Dr. Ahmet Gürata, a film scholar specializing in Turkish cinema and media, has recently joined Stockholm University as senior visiting scholar. He left Turkey after being put on trial for signing Academics for Peace’s Declaration and comes to Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies through Scholars at Risk.
The Global Swede Award is honouring international students who excel in areas closely related to innovation and entrepreneurship. They should also be good representatives of their own country as well as Sweden. This year, Hidehisa Matsumoto from Japan is Stockholm University’s student receiving the award.
Do you feel lonely studying alone in quarantine? Maybe you want some study company when all teaching is online? Why not spend 25 minutes of quiet study time with our master’s student Emma in this #studywithme video which was shot at Stockholm University’s Frescati Library before the pandemic.
The notification of selection results has now been sent out to all who applied for master's programmes starting this autumn. Across the country, the number of admitted students increased by 13 percent compared to the autumn term in 2019.
– I haven’t had time to discover Stockholm yet as I’ve been so busy hanging out with new friends at the university, Polish exchange student Michal Jedrzejczak said as he attended the welcome fair at Orientation Day for international students on 21 January.
25 international students from seven countries came to Stockholm University for a special Nobel week programme. They are members of National Society of High School Scholars and all have great interest in the Nobel Prize and academic research.
We are now taking the next step in the Webb2021 project by launching new education web pages at su.se and su.se/english with an entirely new structure, navigation and design as well as with revised content.