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Four research projects at the Niels Bohr Institute receive funding from FNU

30 June 2016

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have received grants totalling more than 13.5 million kroner from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences, FNU under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.  

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Warning from the past: Future global warming could be even warmer

27 June 2016

Future global warming will not only depend on the amount of emissions from man-made greenhouse gasses, but will also depend on the sensitivity of the climate system and response to feedback mechanisms.

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Jan W. Thomsen receives the award Teacher of the Year, SCIENCE 2016

22 June 2016

“Jan W. Thomsen captivates the physics students when he takes them into the world of quantum optics and with his great enthusiasm and energetic demeanour he manages to create a learning atmosphere where students can strengthen their...

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Site on Mars named after Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen

07 June 2016

The Danish Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen has had an area on Mars named after him. The site has been named Knudsen Ridge and has a very beautiful location by Endeavour Crater near the equator.

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Albert Schliesser appointed professor of optical quantum physics

06 June 2016

Albert Schliesser is a young top researcher who received his PhD in 2009 and now – only seven years later, has been appointed professor.  Albert Schliesser works with quantum physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

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Quantum photonic researchers start new company, Sparrow Quantum

27 May 2016

Researchers in the research group Quantum Photonics at the Niels Bohr Institute have formed a new company, Sparrow Quantum, which will produce photonic chips that could be used for quantum technology based on light.

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Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz receives Niels Bohr Professorship for exploring the universe

20 May 2016

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, will be a Niels Bohr Professor at Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

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Star with different internal driving force than the Sun

04 May 2016

Star with different internal driving force than the Sun Astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a distant star in the constellation Andromeda with a different positioning of sunspots and this indicates a magnetic field that is driven by completely different

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Jan Thomsen in a new EU project on ultra-precise atomic clocks

02 May 2016

Jan Thomsen in a new EU project on ultra-precise atomic clocks  Jan Thomsen, Associate Professor and head of the Ultracold Atoms research group at the Niels Bohr Institute is part of a grant of 14 million kroner to participate in an EU project to develop ultra-precise atomic clocks that will define international

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Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation

29 April 2016

Isolerende luftlag over Grønlands iskappe mindsker nedbørThe Earth’s climate has been warming, but even though the Greenland ice sheet is melting rapidly in the coastal regions, there are large parts of the ice sheet where there has hardly been any melting on the surface.

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Superfast light source made from artificial atom

26 April 2016

New research results from the Niels Bohr Institute show that light sources can be made much faster by using a principle that was predicted theoretically in 1954. Superfast light sources can be used, for example, in laser lights, LED...

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Mogens Høgh Jensen new president of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

19 April 2016

Mogens Høgh Jensen ny præsident for Videnskabernes SelskabMogens Høgh Jensen, a professor of biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has been appointed president of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
 

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Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials of the future

13 April 2016

Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials of the futureAn agreement has just been finalized on Danish co-financing of the coming X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden - MAX IV. The agreement gives Danish companies and researchers direct access to use some of the world’s

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Massive investment: From theoretical quantum physics to usable quantum technology

07 April 2016

In a major new effort to translate quantum physics into practical quantum technology, the Innovation Fund Denmark has therefore invested 80 million kroner in a nationwide project involving three universities.

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Jørgen Peder Steffensen appointed professor of glaciology

04 April 2016

Jørgen Peder Steffensen has been appointed professor of ice core related research at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. 
 

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Danish professor new vice-president of the CERN Council

01 April 2016

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, a professor of particle physics and head of the Subatomic research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has been elected as vice president of the CERN Council. 

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Easter can be calculated with greater accuracy using new ‘old’ astronomical method

18 March 2016

Easter can fall early and late, in fact, the timing can fluctuate by an entire month from late March to late April. Using a new astronomical method of calculation, the date of Easter would be better defined as the first Sunday after

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Climate variations analysed 5 million years back in time

16 March 2016

When we talk about climate change today, we have to recognise the natural variations to be able to distinguish them from the human-induced changes. Researchers from the NBI have analysed the natural climate variations over

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Protected Majorana states for quantum information

09 March 2016

Quantum technology has the potential to revolutionize computation, cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems. However: quantum states are fragile, and so must be controlled without being measured. 

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Cancer treatment on a cellular level

02 March 2016

The most common treatments for cancer are radiation and chemotherapy. However they have side effects and also damage healthy tissues. Researchers at NBI are therefore working to develop a gentler treatment that ‘tricks’ the

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Physicist Peter Lodahl receives prestigious EliteForsk Award

25 February 2016

Peter Lodahl, professor of quantum physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has received the prestigious Danish elite researcher award, the EliteForsk Award 2016. Peter Lodahl works with experimental quantum physics

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Innovation project will bridge the gap between industry and research

23 February 2016

Three universities are joining forces to help Danish companies use brand new methods for product development. Innovation Fund Denmark has just invested 50 million kroner in the social partnership LINX, so that Danish Industry can derive

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Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sources

11 February 2016

Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sourcesToday it was announced that gravitational waves, a key prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, have been directly detected for the first time and astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute’s Dark Cosmology Centre...

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The universe’s primordial soup flowing at CERN

09 February 2016

Researchers have recreated the universe’s primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator, the LHC at CERN.

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Marianne Vestergaard receives the Niels Bohr Institute’s teaching award

02 February 2016

“There are many good teachers, but there is one in particular that deserves to be celebrated for the brilliant difference she has made in the lives of her students, both professionally and personally - Marianne Vestergaard.

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Diversity of nature formulated

01 February 2016

We humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of the environmental

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Brian Schmidt receives the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, 2015

29 January 2016

Brian Schmidt, Professor of astronomy and Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University, has been awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, 2015. Brian Schmidt studies supernovae (exploding stars) and gamma-ray bursts

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The solar system’s ninth planet in sight

26 January 2016

Two American researchers believe that they have found evidence that there is still a giant planet in our own solar system that we have never seen. It has long been known that the small dwarf planet Sedna moved in a strange

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Seven researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute receives grants from the Villum Foundation

21 January 2016

Seven researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute receives grants from the Villum FoundationThe Niels Bohr Institute has obtained seven grants from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme which is awarded to young up-and-coming scientific researchers. The awards are typically worth between 5 and 7 million kroner

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Georgios Magdis receives grant from Villum Foundation

19 January 2016

Georgios Magdis receives grant from Villum Foundation Georgios Magdis, an assistant professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of five million kroner from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme.

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Very high silicon content surprises Mars researchers

17 December 2015

Very high silicon content surprises Mars researchers New results from the Mars rover Curosity show that some rocks in Gale Crater have a high content of the element silicon. Since the accumulation of silica typically require a combination of both heat and water, this place might once

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Troels Petersen from the Niels Bohr Institute receives Science Dissimination Award

15 December 2015

Troels Petersen from the Niels Bohr Institute receives Science Communication Award ‘A star in the area of communication’ – this is how Troels Petersen is described by colleagues, media and anyone who has experienced him talk about what he is passionate about – physics.  Troels Petersen is an associate professor of particle physics and works with

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Astronomy archaeology – finding 120-year-old observations

08 December 2015

Astronomy archaeology – finding 120-year-old observations In the basement under the Niels Bohr Institute building on Juliane Maries Vej in Copenhagen they have found astronomical observations that go more than 120 years back in time. The observations were recorded on thin photographic

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Mark Rudner receives ERC grant of nearly 12 million kroner

25 November 2015

Mark Rudner receives ERC grant of nearly 12 million kroner Mark Rudner, associate professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has received a grant from the European Research Council, an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euro.

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CERN collides heavy nuclei at new record high energy

25 November 2015

CERN collides heavy nuclei at new record high energyThe world’s most powerful accelerator, the 27 km long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operating at CERN in Geneva established collisions between lead nuclei, this morning, at the highest energies ever.

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The KIF Prize 2015 goes to Professor Jens Hjorth

18 November 2015

The Danish Network for Women in Physics, KIF has awarded the 2015 prize to Professor Jens Hjorth, the director of the Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

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Anja Andersen receives the Danish Physical Society’s Communication Award

12 November 2015

Anja Andersen, associate professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, has received the International Year of Light Communication Award from the Danish Physical Society.

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The past shows how abrupt climate shifts affect Earth

09 November 2015

New research shows how past abrupt climatic changes in the North Atlantic propagated globally. The study, led by researchers from The Niels Bohr Institute, shows how interaction between heat transport in the ocean and the...

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Swift satellite detects 1000th gamma-ray burst

06 November 2015

Swift satellite detects 1000th gamma-ray burstThe NASA satellite, Swift, has now detected its 1000th gamma-ray burst. Since the launch of the satellite in 2004, it has revolutionised research into gamma-ray bursts.
 

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The Greenland ice sheet contains nutrients from precipitation

04 November 2015

The Greenland ice sheet contains nutrients from precipitationNew research shows that the ice sheet on Greenland contains the nutrient phosphorus, which was carried by the atmosphere across the country, where it fell with precipitation. This new knowledge is important for...

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Jes Jørgensen receives The Academy of Sciences and Letters Silver Medal 2015

02 November 2015

Jes Jørgensen receives The Academy of Sciences and Letters Silver Medal 2015In 2015, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters awards a silver medal goes to Associate Professor Jes K. Jørgensen from the Niels Bohr Institute for his research into the processes surrounding the formation of stars and planets.

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Photons open the gateway for quantum networks

23 October 2015

Photons open the gateway for quantum networksThere is tremendous potential for new information technology based on light (photons), and quantum technology based on photons – called quantum photonics, will be able to hold much more information than current computer technology.

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Pavel Naselsky appointed Professor

14 October 2015

Pavel Naselsky has been appointed professor in the research group Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology at the Niels Bohr Institute. He researches the very earliest universe using observations from the Planck Satellite, which can display images...

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KU students win gold in the United States for Mars moss project

05 October 2015

Can we develop a moss that can survive and grow on Mars? A group of students from the Center for Synthetic Biology and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen decided to try.

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Eugene Polzik receives ERC grant

18 September 2015

Eugene Polzik, professor and head of the Center for Quantum Optics, Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has received a grant of nearly 1.2 million kroner (150,000 Euro) from the European Research Council, ERC for...

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Viewpoint: Wiring Up Superconducting Qubits

14 September 2015

A qubit made of a semiconducting nanowire sandwiched between two superconductors could simplify the design of quantum information processing architectures.

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Pavel Naselsky receives 6 million kroner for research into the creation of the universe

08 September 2015

Pavel Naselsky, professor in the research group Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of 6 million kroner from the Villum Foundation for the construction of a brand new telescope on the Greenland ice sheet.

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Space Station seen from Chile

08 September 2015

Here is a rather special picture of the International Space Station with Andreas Mogensen on board taken by a PhD student from Aarhus, René Tronsgaard Rasmussen sitting at the telescope and keeping an eye on the planets.

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Martin Pessah appointed professor of theoretical astrophysics

26 August 2015

Martin Pessah appointed professor of theoretical astrophysics Martin Pessah has been appointed professor of theoretical astrophysics at the Niels Bohr International Academy at the Niels Bohr Institute, where he researches the fundamental processes in the formation of planets, stars and black holes.

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Christopher Pethick receives the Feenberg Award

18 August 2015

Christopher Pethick receives the Feenberg AwardChristopher Pethick, Professor at the Niels Bohr International Academy and Nordita has received the Feenberg Medal 2015 for his pioneering contributions and profound insights into many-body physics across diverse physical systems

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Physics has a full house of new students

17 August 2015

Physics has a full house of new students The Niels Bohr Institute has admitted 158 new students. This means that the physics programme is fully booked. We really got a full house of talented people. 26 of the new students have a grade point average of more than 12 and the overall

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Kim Splittorff new Deputy Head

10 August 2015

Kim Splittorff new Deputy Head Kim Splittorff, associate professor of theoretical particle physics, is the new Deputy Head of Institute for Teaching at the Niels Bohr Institute.
 

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Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances!

27 July 2015

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a new type of photonic channels, where back and forth are not equal distances! Such a system has been a missing component for building quantum photonic circuits on a large

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Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation

08 July 2015

Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation Astronomers from NBI have observed a super-bright supernova association with a very unusual long lasting gamma-ray burst. Gamma-ray bursts are in rare cases observed in connection with supernovae, which are the

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Volcanic eruptions are important for world climate

08 July 2015

Volcanic eruptions are important for world climate Large volcanic eruptions release huge clouds of ash and acid into the atmosphere. These clouds spread across the globe and block out the Sun, resulting in a colder climate for decades afterwards. Climate researchers have known

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Lise Arleth appointed professor of experimental biophysics

01 July 2015

Lise Arleth appointed professor of experimental biophysics Lise Arleth has been appointed professor in the research group Neutron and X-ray Scattering at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
 

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Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future

24 June 2015

Nanowires could be the LEDs of the future The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly...

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Pól Martin Bendix receives Sapere Aude grant

23 June 2015

Associate professor of biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Pól Martin Bendix has received a Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation’s special research career programme for research leaders. The grant is for 7 million

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Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe

18 June 2015

Risk of major sea level rise in Northern EuropeGlobal warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than

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New Greenland ice core drilled through the Renland ice cap

17 June 2015

New Greenland ice core drilled through the Renland ice capAn international research team led by the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have drilled an ice core through the ice cap on the Renland peninsula in the Scoresbysund fjord in Eastern Greenland in record time.

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CERN restarts particle collisions at record high energy

03 June 2015

The 27 km long underground particle accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is once again in full swing and is colliding protons at record energies. This is after a break of more than two years to rebuild and upgrade the

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Research station moved nearly 500 km across the Greenland ice sheet

28 May 2015

The entire research station NEEM has been moved 465 km across the Greenland ice sheet on skis to the new camp EGRIP, where there will be a future international drilling camp and a gateway to research programmes in East

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Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant

12 May 2015

Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced GrantPeter Lodahl, professor and head of the Quantum Photonics research group at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a large and prestigious grant from the European Research Council, the ERC Advanced Grant.

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Thomas Heimburg appointed Professor

28 April 2015

Thomas Heimburg appointed ProfessorThomas Heimburg, head of the Membrane Biophysics Group at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been appointed professor of theoretical and experimental biophysics. He researches how the signals of nerve pathways function using waves in the form of a sound pulse

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Detector at the South Pole explores the mysterious neutrinos

16 April 2015

The Earth is constantly bombarded by billions of neutrinos, which zip right through the entire globe. The giant IceCube experiment at the South Pole can detect when there is a collision between neutrinos and atoms in the ice.

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Mars might have liquid water

13 April 2015

Mars might have liquid water Researchers have long known that there was water in the form of ice on Mars. Now, new research from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there is liquid water close to the surface of Mars.

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Namiko Mitarai receives prestigious Japanese elite researcher award

07 April 2015

Namiko Mitarai receives prestigious Japanese elite researcher award Namiko Mitarai, associate professor and researcher in biophysics in the research group BioComplexity at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been awarded the prestigious Japanese elite researcher award, The Young Scientists’ Prize in the Commendation for Science and

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Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water

07 April 2015

Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water Mars has distinct polar ice caps, but Mars also has belts of glaciers at its central latitudes in both the southern and northern hemispheres. A thick layer of dust covers the glaciers, so they appear as surface of the ground, but radar

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Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields in swinging atoms

30 March 2015

Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fieldsThere are electrical signals in the nervous system, the brain and throughout the human body and there are tiny magnetic fields associated with these signals that could be important for medical science.

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A.P. Møller Foundation donates 25 million kroner to ice core research

20 March 2015

Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, head of the Centre for Ice and Climate at NBIhas received a grant of 25 million kroner from the A.P. Møller Foundation for a major new research project in Greenland.

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Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers

18 March 2015

Astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy, the Milky Way. By analysing these planetary systems, researchers from the Australian National University and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen have calculated

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Quantum link between QDev in Denmark and QuTech in Holland

17 March 2015

Quantum link between QDev in Denmark and QuTech in HollandThe Center for Quantum Devices, QDev at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen and QuTech at Delft University of Technology in Holland have therefore entered into an international partnership in the research

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CERN starting the LHC accelerator up again to solve new mysteries

12 March 2015

CERN starting the LHC accelerator up again to solve new mysteriesThe 27 km long subterranean particle accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is ready to start up again. The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. After a break of two years, which was a

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New research into materials for tooth fillings

10 March 2015

New research into materials for tooth fillings Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the colour of the teeth and is reasonably strong

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Quantum mechanic frequency filter for atomic clocks

06 March 2015

Quantum mechanic frequency filter for atomic clocks In an atomic clock, electrons jumping from one orbit to another decides the clock’s frequency. To get the electrons to jump, researchers shine light on the atoms using stabilised laser light. However, the laser light has to have a very

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Astronomers observe four images of the same supernova using a cosmic lens

05 March 2015

Astronomers have for the first time observed a supernova multiply-imaged due to gravitational lensing. The light from the supernova is seen in four different images due to a cosmic phenomenon that causes light to be deflected by the

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Astronomers find dust in the early universe

02 March 2015

Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe – both in the formation of planets and new stars. But the earliest galaxies had no dust, only gas. Now an international team of astronomers, led by researchers from the Niels

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Biophysicist receives EliteForsk Award 2015

26 February 2015

Biophysics professor Lene Oddershede of the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute at the Faculty of Science will receive an EliteForsk Award - Denmark's largest public research award - on Thursday, February 26. Lene Oddershede's work mainly focuses on an interdisciplinary research domain where physics, biology and medicine merge. 

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The Niels Bohr Institute collaborates with school

25 February 2015

The Niels Bohr Institute has partnered with a school, whose students were invited to the institute where researchers held a lecture on the scientific creation story, from the Big Bang to modern man.

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Two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute receive large ERC grants

03 February 2015

Two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute receive large ERC grants Two researchers in astrophysics - Sune Toft, associate professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre and Jes Jørgensen, associate professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Science have each received 15 million kroner (approx. 2 million euro) from the European Research

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Jan W. Thomsen receives annual teaching award at NBI

30 January 2015

Jan W. Thomsen receives annual teaching award at NBI“For more than five years, Jan Thomsen has captivated class after class as he takes students on a journey into the world of optics,” reads the justification from the students for recommending Jan Thomsen for the Niels Bohr Institute’s award for teacher of the year

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Three researchers at NBI receive grants from the Villum Foundation

22 January 2015

Three researchers at NBI receive grants from the Villum FoundationThree researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, theoretical physicist Michael Trott, condensed matter physicist Jessica Bolinsson and astrophysicist Claudio Grillo have received grants totalling 13.4 million kroner from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator

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Young researcher at QDev receives grant from the Villum Foundation

22 January 2015

Condensed matter physicist Jessica Bolinsson has received a grant from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme.

 

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Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves

19 January 2015

Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening – a ‘fast radio burst’. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe.

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Lene Oddershede appointed professor

19 January 2015

Lene Oddershede appointed professorLene Oddershede, head of the research group Optical Tweezers at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been appointed professor of experimental biophysics. In the last year, Lene Oddershede has received a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation

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New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen

12 January 2015

New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen  A new type of ‘nanowire’ crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind

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14.5 million DKK for interdisciplinary cancer therapy project led by Lene Oddershede

07 January 2015

A new research project will work to develop a treatment that only affects cancer tumours locally. The treatment involves injecting tiny nanoparticles into the tumour, where they are irradiated and destroy the cancer from within.

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ERC grants for two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute

18 December 2014

Two researchers from NBI, Albert Schliesser, Assistant Professor in Quantum Optics and Oliver Gressel, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Science has received grants totalling more than 21 million kroner from the European Research Council

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Jérôme Chappellaz receives the Niels Bohr Institute’s Medal of Honour

26 November 2014

Jérôme Chappellaz receives the Niels Bohr Institute’s Medal of HonourJérôme Chappellaz is a glaciologist and the director of LGGE in Grenoble, France. He researches ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland and analyses the atmospheric composition in order to reconstruct past natural climate variations compared to the

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Eugene Polzik receives Danish Association of Masters and PhDs’ Research Award

19 November 2014

Eugene Polzik receives Danish Association of Masters and PhDs’ Research Award Eugene Polzik, professor and head of the research group Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute has received the 2014 Danish Association of Masters and PhDs’ Research Award for Science and Technology. 
 

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Malte Olsen – 50 years of physics experiments, teaching, Mars and a physics column

29 October 2014

Malte Olsen – 50 years of physics experiments, teaching, Mars and a physics columnNBI’s physics column, Ask About Physics, is often called ‘Ask Malte’ and it is a very apt title as Malte Olsen is the editor of the popular column. Malte Olsen has 50 years of wide-ranging experience in the world of physics...

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Professor Carl Christian Tscherning has died

27 October 2014

Professor Carl Christian Tscherning has diedProfessor at the Niels Bohr Institute, Carl Christian Tscherning has died at the age of 72. Carl Christian Tscherning was a professor of geodesy, which is the study of the Earth’s shape and size. Even though he retired at the age of 70, he continued to work

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Charlie Marcus wins 2014 Award for Research Excellence in Nanotechnology

17 October 2014

 Each year, the NBIC presents an award recognizing an outstanding research scientist from the international community.

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Charles Marcus receives American research prize

15 October 2014

Charles Marcus receives American research prize Charles Marcus, who is a professor and head of the Center for Quantum Devices at NBI has been awarded the prize for ’Research Excellence in Nanotechnology’ by the nanoscience centre, NBIC at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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Microsoft’s Strange Quest for the Topological Qubit

14 October 2014

This week, a new article appeared in MIT Technology Review on Microsoft's efforts to create a topological quantum computer, which mentions Microsoft's collaboration with QDev.

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Over 12 million kroner to two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute

10 October 2014

Over 12 million kroner to two researchers at the Niels Bohr InstituteAstrophysicist Lise Bech Christensen from the DARK Cosmology Centre and particle physicist Stefania Xella from the Discovery Center have both received grants of approximately 6-6½ million kroner from YDUN under the Danish Council for Independent

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Albert Schliesser awarded international research prize

08 October 2014

Albert Schliesser awarded international research prize Albert Schliesser, a research assistant professor at Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute has been awarded the research prize ‘Young Scientist Prize in Optics’ by the international physics organisation, IUPAP.

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60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys led by Lene Oddershede

08 October 2014

60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys led by Lene OddershedeStem cells have the potential to develop into any type of cell and now the Danish National Research Foundation has awarded 60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys, that will conduct research into how to control stem cell

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Namiko Mitarai part of a new Center of Excellence, BASP

07 October 2014

Bacteria are hardy and can survive in the most extreme stress conditions. The Danish National Research Foundation has allocated 50 million DKK for a new Center of Excellence, Center for Bacterial Stress Pesponse and Persistence, BASP, which will investigate the

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Four researchers have 100-year anniversary between them

01 October 2014

Four researchers have 100-year anniversary between them Four researchers are celebrating their 25th anniversary. Three of the researchers are Morten Bo Madsen, Uffe Gråe Jørgensen and Kim Lefmann who are celebrating 25 years as state employees, while Stig Skelboe is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a professor.

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New book about life as seen from physics

29 September 2014

New book about life as seen from physics The book ’Models of Life’ is a non-traditional biophysics textbook and it describes how life functions. The book is written by a professor of biophysics, Kim Sneppen, Niels Bohr Institute.
 

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Gediminas Kirsanskas completed PhD thesis on Electron Transport in Quantum Dots and Heat Transport in Molecules

14 September 2014

On the 1st of September, Gediminas Kirsanskas successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Electron Transport in Quantum Dots and Heat Transport in Molecules". Congratulations!

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Peter Ditlevsen receives EU grant to research abrupt climate change

11 September 2014

Peter Ditlevsen receives EU grant to research abrupt climate changeThe EU has allocated four million Euros (29.7 million kroner) to an international network of researchers who will try to understand critical changes in complex dynamic systems in nature, in technology and in society

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50 busy years with stars, telescopes and international collaboration

02 September 2014

50 busy years with stars, telescopes and international collaborationJohannes Andersen is an associate professor of astronomy at the Niels Bohr Institute. His work has been half instrument development and half research with the instruments – and then an additional half a lifetime of international collaboration

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Nothing but 12´s throughout entire physics programme

01 September 2014

Julius Bier Kirkegaard Julius Bier Kirkegaard has only scored 12s throughout all five years of his studies at the Niels Bohr Institute. He has received a 12 in all exams and for the final bachelor and master projects, both in biophysics.

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New collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and DMI

29 August 2014

New collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and DMITwo of DMI’s foremost climate researchers will join the Niels Bohr Institute as adjunct professor and associate professor respectively. They are research director Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen and climate research Peter Lang Langen

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Biophysicist Pernille Yde receives prestigious award

18 August 2014

Biophysicist Pernille Yde receives prestigious awardThe Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science, SNU has awarded the prestigious Kirstine Meyer Grant to Pernille Yde for her research in biophysical computer models with special focus on inflammation and diabetes.

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New outreach videos by QDev staff

17 August 2014

In these videos, Jesper Nygård explains the next big thing in information technology lies in harnessing the power of quantum physics. Brian Møller Andersen explains the mind-boggling phenomenon of superconductivity.

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Brian Møller Andersen receives 1.2 million kr. for research into superconductors

08 August 2014

Brian Møller Andersen receives 1.2 million kr. for research into superconductors  Brian Møller Andersen has received a grant of 1.2 million kr. from the Villum Foundation for the research project ‘Unconventional superconductors’.
 

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"Denmark as a knowledge magnet"

06 August 2014

QDev has been featured in a recent article in Berlingske, on the importance of attracting international academic talent to the country.

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Collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft over the computers of the future

09 July 2014

Collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft over the computers of the future As part of their investment in research into quantum information technology, Microsoft is collaborating with Professor Charles Marcus, head of the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) at the Niels Bohr Institute

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Collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft over the computers of the future

09 July 2014

Collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft over the computers of the future As part of their investment in research into quantum information technology, Microsoft is collaborating with Professor Charles Marcus, head of the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) at the Niels Bohr Institute

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QDev Summer School 2014

09 July 2014

Last week, QDev hosted the first week-long summer school at the HCØ campus in Copenhagen on Quantum Effects in Low-dimensional Systems.

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The final funding for ESS is now secured

07 July 2014

The final funding for ESS is now secured After a long delay Germany last Friday July 4 formally signed an agreement with Sweden and Denmark on the co-funding of the European Spallation Source (ESS). All funding is now secured and the construction which will begin this summer in Lund, Sweden

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Four researchers from Ice and Climate among the most cited in geoscience

03 July 2014

Four researchers from Ice and Climate among the most cited in geoscienceOn the list of the most cited researchers in the world are four researchers from the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute: Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Associate Professor Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Associate Professor Matthias Bigler...

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Grants from FNU to Astrophysics and Biophysics

30 June 2014

Grants from FNU to Astrophysics and BiophysicsTwo researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, Marianne Vestergaard at the Dark Cosmology Centre and Lene Oddershede in Optical Tweezers have both received grants of approx. 6-6½ million kroner from FNU

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New York Times on Quantum Computing

25 June 2014

In the recently appeared article "Microsoft makes bet Quantum Computing is next breakthrough", the New York Times reports on the recent advances in Topological Quantum Computing. Charles Marcus is featured as one of the scientists to comment on the story.

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FNU grants to Biophysics and Oceanography

25 June 2014

FNU grants to Biophysics and OceanographyTwo professors at the Niels Bohr Institute, Mogens Høgh Jensen, Professor of Biophysics, and Markus Jochum, Professor of Oceanography, have both received a grant of 2.4 million kroner from FNU

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Trading at 'light' speed

23 June 2014

Trading at 'light' speedKenneth Skovhede, who has a PhD in eScience has received a three-year industrial postdoc to develop new programming tools that will make it possible to accelerate high-speed equity trading of the stock market

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Two NBI researchers receive Sapere Aude grants

19 June 2014

Two NBI researchers receive Sapere Aude grantsTwo NBI researchers, Charlotte Fløe Kristiansen, a professor in theoretical high energy physics and Albert Schliesser, an assistant professor in quantum mechanics have both received grants from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

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The ALICE group at NBI receives 6½ million kroner to research primordial soup

16 June 2014

The ALICE group at NBI receives 6½ million kroner to research primordial soup The ALICE group at NBI has received a grant of 6½ million kroner from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences to research the universe’s primordial soup using collisions of atomic nuclei at the LHC at CERN.

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QDev retreat 2014

21 May 2014

During the third weekend of May, QDev hosted its annual retreat. This year, the staff went to the sunny west of Fyn to enjoy a weekend of social and outdoor activities.

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Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, new adjunct professor of high energy astrophysics

19 May 2014

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, new adjunct professor of high energy astrophysicsEnrico Ramirez-Ruiz is professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, USA, and he is also head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz Institute. He is now employed as adjunct professor at Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr

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Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receives European Agassiz Medal

08 May 2014

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receives European Agassiz MedalProfessor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, head of the Centre for Ice and Climate at NBI, has been awarded the Louis Agassiz Medal by the EGU (European Geoscience Union). She is receiving the medal for her outstanding scientific contributions in glaciology and...

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Coffee and discussion

02 May 2014

Starting Monday, May 5th, everyone is welcome to join us Monday through Friday at 9AM in the second floor lunch room, to start the day off in good company.

You bring the discussion, we'll bring the coffee!

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Klaus Mosegaard new professor of geophysics - again

30 April 2014

Klaus Mosegaard new professor of geophysics - againKlaus Mosegaard is a geophysicist and researches the Earth’s internal processes and the geological structure of the subsurface using mathematical modeling. Now he is back at the Niels Bohr Institute as professor and head of the research group...

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NBI publications on ESO’s top 20 list

31 March 2014

NBI publications on ESO’s top 20 listSeveral articles from the Niels Bohr Institute are on ESO’s top 20 list of most cited articles and two with first authors from NBI.
 
 

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Johan Samsing receives the prestigious Einstein Fellowship

20 March 2014

Johan Samsing receives the prestigious Einstein FellowshipJohan Samsing, who is just about to complete his PhD at Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, has just been awarded one of the most prestigious research fellowships in astrophysics, the so-called ‘Einstein Fellowship’

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Outreach: Charlie Marcus at Science & Cocktails

25 February 2014

On Tuesday, May 6th, Charlie Marcus will appear as guest speaker at Science & Cocktails, an initiative that makes scientific knowledge more accessible and entertaining by combining public lectures with music/art performances, and, of course, cocktails!

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Mars research receives FNU grant

13 February 2014

Mars research receives FNU grant Morten Bo Madsen, who leads the Mars Group in Astrophysics and Science at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of just over 3.8 million kroner from FNU, the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences.

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Bo Vinther receives 7 million kroner from the Research Council for ice core research

06 February 2014

Bo Vinther receives 7 million kroner from the Research Council for ice core researchBo Vinther, associate professor in the research group Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a Sapere Aude grant of 7 million kroner from the Danish Council for Independent Research.

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Lab managers and instructors win this year’s Jens Martin Prize

05 February 2014

Lab managers and instructors win this year’s Jens Martin Prize The Niels Bohr Institute award for teacher of the year, the special Jens Martin Prize, has been awarded to a group of teachers: The lab managers and lab instructors for the courses Mechanics 1 and 2.
 

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6.7 million DKK for Danish CERN research

23 January 2014

6.7 million DKK for Danish CERN research Research at CERN receives 6.685 million Danish kroner from NUFI, the National Committee for Research Infrastructure under the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The funds are granted for the operation and the development of...

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Fellowships awarded

20 January 2014

Fellowships awardedRecently, a number of people at QDev received prestigious fellowships, Mark Rudner, Karl Petersson and Mathias Lunde.
 

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QDev/NBIA Summer School

20 January 2014

QDev/NBIA Summer School - This summer, QDev and NBIA will co-host a summer school on "Quantum Effects in Low-Dimensional Systems."

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Kim Pedersen completed PhD thesis on Theoretical Investigations Regarding Single Molecules

20 January 2014

On January the 17th, Kim Pedersen successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

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10.8 million kroner for research into quantum information technology

16 January 2014

Two researchers, Mark Rudner and Michael J. Kastoryano from the Niels Bohr Institute, have received support from the VILLUM FOUNDATION’s Young Investigator Programme for research into quantum information technology.

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Eugene Polzik’s research chosen as the year’s best by Ingeniøren

03 January 2014

Ingeniøren (The Engineer) has chosen Eugene Polzik’s research on teleporation as the year’s most important Danish research results in science. Eugene Polzik is the head of the research group Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute

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Prestigious EU Grant for Climate Research at the Niels Bohr Institute

10 December 2013

Center for Ice and Climate at NBI, DMI and the Bjerknes Center in Norway has received a shared grant of approx. 90 mill. Danish Crowns for Arctic climate research focusing on abrupt climate change and consequences of such change for the Greenland

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Charlie Marcus selected as AAAS fellow

05 December 2013

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), has selected QDev director Charlie Marcus as fellow in the physics section.
 

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Shivendra Upadhyay completed PhD thesis on Design of Indium Arsenide nanowire sensors for pH and biological sensing and low temperature transport through p-doped Indium Arsenide nanowires

02 December 2013

On the 29th of November, Shivendra Upadhyay successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Design of Indium Arsenide nanowire sensors for pH and biological sensing and low temperature transport through p-doped Indium Arsenide...

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Jeppe Holm completed PhD thesis on Nanowire Growth for Photovoltaics

12 November 2013

On the 31st of October, Jeppe Vilstrup Holm successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Nanowire Growth for Photovoltaics". Congratulations!
 

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Darach Watson receives Lundbeck Foundation Research Prize

31 October 2013

Darach Watson has been awarded the Lundbeck Foundation Research Prize for Young Scientists for his outstanding and innovative research in astrophysics, where he has developed a groundbreaking method for measuring distances in the cosmos

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Bohr & The Model: Lectures, film and exhibition

29 October 2013

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Niels Bohr’s atomic model, the Niels Bohr Institute and The Royal Library are offering lectures, film and exhibition.
 

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Outreach: Charlie Marcus about quantum computing

01 October 2013

In this YouTube video, Charlie Marcus will be answering all your questions about quantum computing. How do you build a quantumcomputer? Is putting some 'qubits' (bits that are both 1 and 0 at the same time) in a black box enough?

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Discovery Center receives 40 million kroner

30 September 2013

The Discovery Center for Particle Physics at NBI has received a grant of 40 million kroner from the Danish National Research Foundation. This grant means that the Discovery Center, which was established in January 2010

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MSc and BSc theses

20 August 2013

This summer, 12 MSc and BSc students defended their theses at QDev. Congratulations! Click here to read their theses.
 

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Visiting PhD student J.T. Mlack

18 August 2013

J. T. Mlack, a Ph.D. student, is visiting QDev one year from Johns Hopkins University, from the lab of Nina Markovic. He obtained a fellowship to support this trip through a joint NSF DNRF program called NSF GRF Nordic Research Opportunity.

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Peter Krogstrup appointed assistant professor at QDev on nanowire growth

01 August 2013

As of May 2013, Peter Krogstrup has been appointed assistant professor at the Center for Quantum Devices. He will be working on MBE growth of nanowires.
 

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Peter Krogstrup appointed assistant professor at QDev on nanowire growth

01 August 2013

As of May 2013, Peter Krogstrup has been appointed assistant professor at the Center for Quantum Devices. He will be working on MBE growth of nanowires.
 

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Researcher from NBI one of the keynote speakers at the Lattice Conference

04 July 2013

Joyce C. Myers, postdoc in the research group Theoretical Particle Physics at NBI will be one of the keynote speakers at the large international conference, Lattice 2013 in Germany.
 

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Denmark contributing to the world's largest telescope for searching for life in the unive

16 April 2013

The Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and DTU space are investing at total of 37 million kroner in a new telescope, which will be called the European Extremely Large Telescope, E-ELT.

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Kim Lefmann Teacher of the Year at NBI

01 February 2013

Kim Lefmann Teacher of the Year at NBI Associate Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, Kim Lefmann receives the Jens Martin Prize as teacher of the year at NBI. He teaches experimental physics, and it has gained so much popularity that it has become one of the biggest courses.

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David García awarded 3.5 million kr. for research in photonics

30 January 2013

David García-Fernandez is postdoc in the Quantum Photonics group at the Niels Bohr Institute and he has just received 3.5 million kroner from the Villum Foundation Young Investigator Programme for a research project

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Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje and Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receive French Order of Chivalry

29 January 2013

Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje and Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receive French Order of Chivalry Two professors at the Niels Bohr Institute, Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje and Dorthe Dahl-Jensen have been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.
 

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Professor Ignacio Cirac receives the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour

09 January 2013

Ignacio Cirac is being awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour in recognition of his truly outstanding contribution to the development of new theories about the future of information networks based on the laws of quantum mechanics

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Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receives Berlingske Foundation Award of Honour

07 January 2013

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Professor and Leader of the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute, is awarded the Berlingske Foundation Award of Honour today.
 

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The paths of photons are random – but coordinated

20 December 2012

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have demonstrated that photons (light particles) emitted from light sources embedded in a complex and disordered structure are able to mutually coordinate their paths through the medium

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New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes

11 December 2012

Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have come up with new groundbreaking theories that can explain several of their properties.

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Jacob Trier Frederiksen receives EU funding for fusion energy research

10 December 2012

To research into developing technology that can produce energy using fusion, the EU has given 7.5 million kroner in funding to a consortium of researchers from 16 countries, including researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute.

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Brian Møller Andersen receives 10 million to research superconductors

12 November 2012

Brian Møller Andersen, associate professor of condensed matter physics at the Niels Bohr Institute has received 10 million kroner from the Lundbeck Foundation to research new super superconducting materials

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Massive volcanic eruption puts past climate and people in perspective

05 November 2012

The largest volcanic eruption on Earth in the past millions of years took place in Indonesia 74,000 years ago and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute can now link the colossal eruption with the global climate

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Turbulent flows in 2D can be calculated in new model

23 October 2012

Turbulent flows have challenged researchers for centuries. It is impossible to predict chaotic weather more than a week in advance. Now, however, researchers from NBI have succeeded in developing a

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Tropical cyclones are occurring more frequently than before

16 October 2012

Are there more tropical cyclones now than in the past? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute clearly shows that there is an increasing tendency for cyclones when the climate is warmer

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Raining millions to NBI researchers

08 October 2012

Six researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, Kim Lefmann, Klaus Galsgaard, Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, Poul Henrik Damgaard, Jan W. Thomsen and Peter Lodahl have received  grants from the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation, FNU.

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Methane emissions can be traced back to Roman times

03 October 2012

Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere can be traced back thousands of years in the Greenland ice sheet. The results go all the way back to Roman times and up to the present

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The Mars rover Curiosity finds an old riverbed on Mars

01 October 2012

The rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars on the 6th of August, has found deposits formed in the Martian past by a fast moving stream of water with a depth between ankle and hip height

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CERN experiments may reveal new state of matter for the 'glue particles', the gluons

14 September 2012

At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established for the first time. At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established tonight, for the first time

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Mars's dramatic climate variations are driven by the Sun

06 September 2012

Researchers from NBI have related the layers in the ice cap on Mars’s north pole to variations in solar insolation on Mars, thus established the first dated climate history for Mars

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Niels Obers new Deputy Head of Research

05 September 2012

Professor of theoretical particle physics, Niels Obers is the new Deputy Head of the Niels Bohr Institute. He came to the Niels Bohr Institute in 2002 and has been the group leader for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology since 2007.

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The mystery of dark matter may be near to being deciphered

04 September 2012

With the latest observations from the Planck satellite, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, may be closer than ever to a solution to the origin of the mysterious dark matter

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Sweet building blocks of life found around young star

29 August 2012

Building blocks of life found around young starLife is made up of a series of complex organic molecules, including sugars. Astronomers from NBI have now observed a simple sugar molecule in the gas surrounding a young star

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Robert Feidenhans'l is the new head of the Niels Bohr Institute

24 August 2012

Professor of nanophysics, Robert Feidenhans'l is the new head of the Niels Bohr Institute. He is coming from a position as the deputy head of research and begins his new position as head of institute on 1 September

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Martin Pessah receives ERC grant to research accretion disks around stars and black holes

21 August 2012

Theoretical astrophysicist, Martin Pessah, has been awarded 13.3 million kroner from the European Research Council, ERC, to research into the fundamental processes in the formation and evolution of planets, stars and black holes

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Successful landing on Mars

06 August 2012

"It has succeeded, it has landed”, it sounds from head of the Danish Mars research group, Morten Bo Madsen, who is reporting from NASA’s control centre in Pasadena, California

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Warming and melting on top of the Greenland ice sheet

03 August 2012

On top of the approximately 3 km thick ice sheet in Greenland the temperature is normally around minus 10-15 degrees C in the summer. This year, researchers from NBI observed temperatures above zero

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Rise in temperatures and CO2 follow each other closely in climate change

23 July 2012

Rise in temperatures and CO2 follow each other closely in climate change New research from the Niels Bohr Institute indicates that, contrary to previous opinion, the rise in temperature and the rise in the atmospheric CO2 follow each other closely in terms of time.

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Breakthrough – the Higgs has been found

04 July 2012

Breakthrough - the Higgs is foundSo there it is – the Higgs, the mysterious particle that causes all things to have a mass. After 45 years of intense searching, researchers at CERN have now detected the existence of the mysterious particle

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Discovery of material with amazing properties

24 June 2012

Discovery of material with amazing propertiesNormally a material can be either magnetically or electrically polarized, but not both. Now researchers at NBI have studied a material that is simultaneously magnetically and electrically polarizable.

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Oxford professor Subir Sarkar gets Niels Bohr professorship

21 June 2012

Oxford professor Subir Sarkar gets Niels Bohr professorshipProfessor of theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Oxford University, Subir Sarkar, has been awarded a Niels Bohr Professorship by the Danish National Research Foundation. The professorship is a grant of 29 million kroner

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Anders S. Sørensen receives ERC grant for research into open quantum systems

20 June 2012

Professor of theoretical quantum physics, Anders Søndberg Sørensen has been awarded nearly 11 million kroner from the European Research Council, ERC for research into gaining control over so-called ‘noise effects’ in atomic quantum systems.

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Planets can form around different types of stars

13 June 2012

Planets can form around different types of stars New research from NBI, among others, shows that small planets can form around very different types of stars – also stars that are relatively poor in heavy elements. This significantly increases the

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Breaking the limits of classical physics

07 June 2012

Researchers from NBI have made a simple experiment that demonstrates that nature violates common sense. The experiment illustrates that light does not behave according to the principles of classical physics...

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Baby galaxies grew up quickly

16 May 2012

Baby galaxies from the young Universe more than 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, shows new research from the Niels Bohr Institute. This means that already in the early history of the Universe

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Money for Mars

15 May 2012

Morten Bo Madsen, head of the Mars research group in Astrophysics and Planetary Research at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of nearly 2.2 million kroner from the The Danish Council for Independent Research

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John Renner Hansen new Dean of Faculty

08 May 2012

Head of Department, John Renner Hansen, Niels Bohr Institute is the new dean of the merged Natural and Life Sciences Faculty. "It is with great enthusiasm, I said yes to the rector's offer to become dean of the Faculty.

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Johan Fynbo appointed professor of astrophysics

26 April 2012

Johan Fynbo appointed professor of astrophysicsThe Professorship is with special responsibilities (MSO) and is connected with Johan Fynbo’s ERC project about galaxies in the early universe. In the research project, he is working with observations from the first galaxies...

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Johan Fynbo recognized by the World Cultural Council

18 April 2012

Johan Fynbo recognized by the World Cultural CouncilJohan Fynbo received a special recognition today from the international organization, the World Cultural Council, which aims to promote culture and values throughout the world

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Jesper Nygård new professor in nanophysics

28 March 2012

Jesper Nygård new professor in nanophysics Jesper Nygård has been appointed professor of experimental nanophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute and the professorship also has special responsibilities (MSO) within the University of Copenhagen’s interdisciplinary Synthetic Biology project.

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Three new professor appointments at NBI

14 February 2012

Per Hedegård and Karsten Flensburger Berg from Theoretical Solid State Physics at the Nano-Science Center and Anders Søndberg Sørensen from the Ultracold atoms and Quantum Optics at the Niels Bohr Institute, are appointed professors in theoretical quantum and solid state physics.Per Hedegård and Karsten Flensberg from Theoretical Solid State Physics and Anders Søndberg Sørensen from the Ultracold atoms and Quantum Optics, are appointed professors in theoretical quantum and solid state physics.

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Four new research grants to young NBI researchers

26 January 2012

Four new research grants to young NBI researchers Four researchers at NBI have received grants from the VILLUM FOUNDATION’s Young Investigator Programme, which supports especially talented, young Danish researchers in science and technology

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Cooling semiconductor by laser light

22 January 2012

Cooling semiconductor by laser lightResearchers at the NBI have combined two worlds – quantum physics and nano physics, and this has led to the discovery of a new method for laser cooling semiconductor membranes

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Six new Professors and Assistant Professors at NBI

17 January 2012

Six new Professors and Assistant Professors at NBIIan Bearden, Charlotte Fløe Kristjansen, Poul Henrik Damgaard and Poul Henrik Damgaard have been appointed professors, Anders Svensson and Bo Vinther have been appointed associate professors at NBI

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A wealth of habitable planets in the Milky Way

11 January 2012

A wealth of habitable planets in the Milky WayAstronomers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered that most of the Milky Way’s 100 billion stars have planets that are very similar to the Earth-like planets in our own solar system Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars...

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Niels Bohr Institute gets top researcher from Harvard

10 January 2012

Niels Bohr Institute gets top researcher from HarvardA grant of 38 million from the VILLUM FOUNDATION paves the way for a brand new professorship at the Niels Bohr Institute for world-leading researcher in the field of quantum physics, Professor Charles Marcus.

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Star communicator Anja C. Andersen receives the Science Communication Award

04 January 2012

Star communicator Anja C. Andersen receives the Science Communication Award Anja C. Andersen is an astrophysicist who studies stardust and is also star communicator. She has been awarded the 2011 Science Communication Award for her outstanding contributions to the dissemination of the faculty’s research.

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