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Record-high pressure reveals secrets of matter

At extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in the atomic nuclei of the metal osmium begin to interact with each other, a phenomenon never witnessed before. The findings have been published in Nature.


Galantis to play at Kalas

The Swedish dj duo Galantis will perform at this year’s Kalasmottagningen, the welcome ceremony for new students on 2 September.

The TQ1 fibres (red) with live embryonic chicken cardiomyocytes growing on it (green).

Fluorescent material reveals how cells grow

Fibre from a semiconducting polymer, developed for solar cells, is an excellent support material for the growth of new human tissue, researchers at LiU have shown in Advanced Functional Materials.

The team on the track

ELiTH delivers at Silverstone

Students in ELiTH Racing left over sixty competitors in their wake on the track in Silverstone, where engineering students from all over the world competed in Formula Student.

Climate adaptation

Risk of climate adaptation affecting vulnerable groups

Despite the positive fact that more and more countries are implementing measures to adapt society to a change in the climate, the measures can go wrong and affect already vulnerable groups.

Campus Valla

LiU among the world’s top universities

Each year, more than 25,000 international higher education institutions are ranked by quality by The Center for World University Rankings. LiU ranks #355.

The forest fire in Västmanland County

The forest fire that shook Sweden

What began one summer’s day in 2014 as a small fire in a clear-cut area turned into a civil emergency in just a few days. Researchers, police and fire fighters recently gathered at LiU to draw lessons from it.


Pluto close up

In a packed auditorium in the Dome Theatre of the Visualisation Centre we witnessed the historic moment when the New Horizons space probe passed Pluto, thanks to OpenSpace, a software system developed at LiU.

Artificial turf

More overstrain injuries on artificial turf

Is it more dangerous to play football on artificial turf than natural grass? A thesis from LiU shows that players playing on artificial turf have more overstrain injuries than those playing on natural grass.


Low risk of donor children meeting their half siblings

More and more children are conceived via assisted conception. But there is a lack of clear regulations in the healthcare system. LiU researchers have now shown that the chances of donor children who are genetically related having a child together are low.

Markus Heilig

Only collaboration can relieve drug craving

Collaboration between medicine, brain research and psychiatry is the only way forward to counter the increase in alcohol-related diseases, said Markus Heilig at the LiU seminar in Visby.


Great acceptance for state control

Acceptance of the state actively trying to influence individuals to make decisions that are beneficial for both the individual and society – known as “nudging” – is high both in Sweden and in the United States.

Wisby Hotel

New challenges at Almedalen

Just like last year, LiU Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun welcomes all to the university’s seminars, where researchers will shed light on the challenges facing the welfare state.

Tough to find alternatives to cumbersome UN negotiations

The United Nations’ climate change negotiations are sometimes criticised for inefficiency and meagre results. But there are no obvious alternatives, according to two researchers from LiU in a study published in Nature Climate Change.

Farewell Ceremony 2015

Farewell to master’s graduates

Many people wanted to congratulate the graduates from LiU’s international master’s programmes at this year’s Farewell Ceremony.

Armenia learns from LiU

Next week, LiU welcomes 38 people from the education sector in Armenia. They are here to learn to write a National Qualification Framework adapted to the Bologna Process.

Printed biosensors

Biosensor at the Science Museum

If you are in London this summer take the opportunity to pop into the Science Museum where the printed biosensor, developed in collaboration between LiU Professor Anthony Turner and Acreo Swedish ICT, will be on show.

World leading hearing researchers gathering in Linköping

On 14-17 June expertise in hearing research will gather in Linköping for a conference on the importance of the brain when it comes to hearing.


New chance for silicon carbide LEDs

Research into white LEDs made from silicon carbide is gaining fresh impetus. It was the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) who acquired funding for the initiative that they are running in collaboration with LiU researcher Mikael Syväjärvi and others.

Anders Björn

Mathematics conference at LiU

Over a hundred mathematicians from around the world will meet in Linköping next week for a conference: ”We’re delighted to be able to host a major international conference,” says Anders Björn from the organising committee.


giving brc new muscles

Linda OlssonLinda Olsson, newly graduated PhD in fossil-free fuels, is now taking over as senior coordinator of the Biogas Research Center.



Peo HansenPeo Hansen, professor of Political Science at REMESO, recently attended an OECD meeting on the EU’s policy for labour migration to Europe.


dancing in professorship

Jill Trewhella

Dancing and singing are no problem for new visiting professor Jill Trewhella.


children arriving alone

Annicka Lang

Annicka Lang, psychologist and doctoral student at LiU, lectures on the mental health of children who arrive alone to seek asylum.


visit from china

ChairChinese furniture enthusiasts recently visited Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies.


commencement 2015

Simin Nadjm-Tehrani Pomp, super-sized, at 2015 Commencement.


new graphic identity

Vice-Chancellor Helen DannetunLiU’s graphic makeover was introduced on all campuses.


a cakewalk

CakeThe 2015 SOF pleased both young and old. SOFistan was a hit.


space travellers visit

International space travellers watching film in the domeExperienced astronauts impressed by looking at pictures of space? Yes, it is possible.

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In brief

Top researcher award

Elin Good, PhD student in cardiology at the Faculty of Medicine, received the Young Investigator Award at the EuroPRevent congress in Lisbon this May.

LiU researchers win IEEE award

Professor Erik G Larsson, together with his PhD student Hien Q Ngo and Thomas L Marzetta, one of the honorary doctors of 2015, has been awarded the Stephen O Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory. The work they won the award for deals with efficient antenna systems, an important part of 5G.

Two Frame chairs

The Nobel Prize of the design world

Ola Giertz, furniture designer and alum of LiU’s Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, has won what is possibly the international design world’s most distinguished prize, the Red Dot Award, for his Frame chair.

LiU’s award winner in Nebraska

Philipp Kühne, postdoctoral researcher at LiU’s Semiconductor Materials Division, has been awarded the Lowe R. & Mavis M. Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award for his doctoral thesis at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His thesis is titled The optical Hall effect in three- and two-dimensional materials. Kühne is now a researcher in Vanya Darachieva’s group, working on the development of new materials for ultra-fast electronics, including graphene.

Award-winning solar cell researchers

Olle Inganäs and Fengling Zhang have received the Thomson Reuters “World's Most Influential Scientific Minds” award. They are both professors at the Division of Biomolecular and Organic Electronics in the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, where their research areas include organic solar cells.



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