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The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.

The BeyondPlanck research at the University of Helsinki is carried out at the Department of Physics, which is part of the Faculty of Sciences. The Department of Physics strives to be at the forefront of physics research in Finland. We are exploring problems involving physics at all scales ranging from clusters of galaxies and Universe itself to subatomic particles. Consequently, our areas of research include particle physics, astrophysics, astronomy, nano-materials, and biophysics.

The Planck-Euclid research group has developed data analysis methods for the Planck mission, and has provided codes for calibration, map-making, noise characterization, and beam deconvolution. In particular, the group has developed the Madam code, which was used by the Planck LFI data processing center to perform one of the most challenging data analysis steps, the map-making.