Researcher profiles filmed by Folke Rydén

Photo of Fredrik UllénDuring 2010-11, filmmaker Folke Rydén made his film Livsviktigt (Vital). The film demonstrated the importance of R&D and innovation and was funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, the Swedish Research Council Formas, the Swedish Research Council and VINNOVA.

A number of excerpts from this film appeared on Swedish Television’s science magazine Vetenskapens Värld (World of Science) in the spring of 2011. Whilst making Livsviktigt, Rydén also produced some fascinating profiles of researchers in various fields. These are presented below.

Other researcher profiles by Folke Rydén can be seen on the forskning.se YouTube channel.

World-leading centres of materials research: ESS and MAX-Lab.

ESS and MAX IV are complementary research facilities for multidisciplinary materials research. Both are to be based in Lund.

World-leading centres of materials research: ESS and MAX-Lab.

Maria Strömme on nanodiagnostics and algae batteries

At the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala, researchers are working on such areas as the development of nanodiagnostics for easy home diagnosis of diseases. Strömme’s research group also developed the “algae battery”.

Maria Strömme on nanodiagnostics and algae batteries

Linda Worbin, creator of smart textiles

Linda Worbin, a university lecturer in textile design discusses the activities of The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås.

Linda Worbin, creator of smart textiles

Saeid Esmaeilzadeh created the world’s hardest glass in a “failed” experiment

This film explains how a malfunctioning furnace led to the discovery of a rock-hard glass material with very interesting properties.

Saeid Esmaeilzadeh created the world’s hardest glass in a “failed” experiment

Researching the brain and creativity

Researchers Henrik Ehrsson and Fredrik Ullén’s activities include involvement at the Stockholm Brain Institute.

Researching the brain and creativity

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