For Spotify founder, innovation combines science and art
He has been called the saviour of the recording industry. In any case, Daniel Ek’s creation, Spotify, has made an enormous selection of the world’s recorded music available on computers and mobile phones. On Monday, the Spotify founder visited KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
From left: Geng Yang (KTH), Matti Mäntysalo (Tampere University of Technology, Finland), and Li Xie (KTH).
The future of health care could be found in a tiny, paper-thin skin patch that collects vital information. The Bio-patch sensor developed by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is inexpensive, versatile and, best of all, comfortable to wear.
As a newly-appointed research leader, Wouter van der Wijngaart was becoming more stressed each day. One morning he woke up on the verge of tears. He recognised the symptoms from colleagues who had "hit the wall", and decided to look for help.
KTH Professor Hannes Alfvén was rewarded with the Nobel Prize in 1970. He shared the Nobel Prize for Physics, for, as the citation read, “for fundamental work and discoveries in magnetohydrodynamics with fruitful applications in different parts of plasma physics”.