Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 06:00 GMT

With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumstances. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in manufacturing a component that is able to host the sought-after particles.


Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2018 07:00 GMT

​By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have revealed dynamics that go beyond ‘classical’ physics and hint at quantum effects.


Astrochemists reveal the magnetic secrets of methanol

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 16:00 GMT

​A team of scientists, led by Boy Lankhaar at Chalmers University of Technology, has solved an important puzzle in astrochemistry: how to measure magnetic fields in space using methanol, the simplest form of alcohol. Their results, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, give astronomers a new way of investigating how massive stars are born.


This year’s Chalmers fence measures the force of the jumps

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 10:00 GMT

For the third year in a row, the Gothenburg Horse Show is working with Chalmers University of Technology to determine the ultimate jump trajectory for horses. This year, they’ll be measuring the force of the horses’ take-off and landing. That’s never been done before.


Chalmers launches a Micromasters programme on electrified and autonomous vehicles

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2018 09:25 GMT

Chalmers University of Technology launches Micromasters programme: A digital master’s-level credential to advance careers in the most in-demand fields of automotive engineering.


Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 07:03 GMT

It took several years, but a research team headed by Professor Jens Nielsen at Chalmers University of Technology has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough, recently published in an article in Nature Communications, means a huge step forward in the potential to more efficiently produce protein therapies for diseases such as cancer.


International study: Chalmers a top maritime university

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 07:01 GMT

The maritime education and research provided at Chalmers University of Technology is of the highest international standard, according to the first global study undertaken in the field.


New method maps chemicals in the skin

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 07:00 GMT

​A new method of examining the skin can reduce the number of animal experiments while providing new opportunities to develop pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Chemical imaging allows all layers of the skin to be seen and the presence of virtually any substance in any part of the skin to be measured with a very high degree of precision.


Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2017 07:40 GMT

A SEK 1 billion research initiative is setting Sweden on course to a global top position in quantum technology. The focus is on developing a quantum computer with much greater computing power than today's best supercomputers. The initiative, led by Chalmers University of Technology, has been made possible by an anniversary donation of SEK 600 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.


Alma’s image of red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the Sun’s future

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 07:00 GMT

A Chalmers-led team of astronomers has for the first time observed details on the surface of an aging star with the same mass as the Sun. Alma:s images show that the star is a giant, its diameter twice the size of Earth’s orbit around the Sun, but also that the star’s atmosphere is affected by powerful, unexpected shock waves. The research was published in Nature Astronomy on 30 October 2017.

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Chalmers – for a sustainable future

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has eight priority areas of international significance – Built Environment, Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Life Science Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Production, and Transport.
Graphene Flagship, an FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission, is coordinated by Chalmers. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees.


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