Extraterrestrial oceans – beneath the surface!

Extraterrestrial oceans – beneath the surface!

Icy objects in our solar system have large oceans under their surfaces and here life could evolve and flourish. This according to a recent dissertation by Jesper Lindkvist, doctoral student at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Umeå University. The dissertation will be defended on Tuesday 31 May at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Kiruna, Sweden.

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When is a model sufficiently good to replace animal testing?

Aleksandra Rybacka shows in her dissertation how computational tools can be used in risk assessment of industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Computational tools are planned to fully substitute animal testing in the future. Aleksandra Rybacka defends her dissertation at Umeå University on 3 June.

Designing acoustic devices using thin materials

Acoustic devices like mufflers and loudspeakers are all around us. In the design of such devices, computer simulations and numerical optimisation algorithms are becoming increasingly useful in order to shorten the product development time and decrease the number of physical prototypes. Esubalewe Lak...

UPSC-Professor appointed Forest Biotechnologist of the Year

Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University has been appointed 2015 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biosciences (IFB). IFB is an international organisation working towards healthier and more productive forests.

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