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Prof. Minna Palmroth Gives Lecture on Space Sustainability at Main Campus

October 6, 2021

Space scientist Prof. Minna Palmroth gave an informative lecture at the KU Main Campus on Tuesday, 5 October on how she harnessed her passion in the field of sustainable use of space to became the Director of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space and the Principal Investigator of Vlasiator, the world’s most accurate space environment simulation.


During the lecture, which was attended by dozens of KU undergraduate and graduate engineering students, Prof. Palmroth shared insights into the Vlasiator program and the significant potential that High Performance Computing can have in space research.


She also talked about the need to make space research and technology sustainable, the valuable role of Citizen Science in space research, and the critical role of women in science.