Getting to Center for Quantum Devices
The Center for Quantum Devices is on the fourth floor in the H. C. Ørsted Institute (Building 3), Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (Universitetsparken 5, 2100 Copenhagen).
Travelling from the Airport
By Taxi: Taxi to the area costs about DKK 250 (€ 34), while dropping off downtown costs about DKK 200 (€ 27).
By Public Transportation
The easiest way to get to QDev by public transportation is by metro to Nørreport Station (runs every 4-6 min – traveling time about 15 min), and then by bus from Nørreport Station. You'll find ticket-automats at the metro station and at the DSB (train station) counter at Terminal 3. The metro station is located at the end of Terminal 3. You need a three-zone ticket, price: DKK 36 (€ 4.80). The ticket is valid on the metro or train as well as on the bus.
If you are going downtown first, you can take bus no. 250 (express), or any train that goes to the main train station (KBH H), or bus no. 12 to the City Hall (Rådhus). Use the ticket-automat, or buy a three-zone ticket on the bus; price: DKK 36 (€ 4.80). Remember that tickets are valid on the train, metro, and bus.
Traveling from Downtown/Nørreport
By Taxi: From downtown to QDev it costs about DKK 90 (€12). Vacant cabs carry a sign with the word FRI (free) on display. Upon completion of your ride, cab drivers can provide you with a receipt upon request. Credit cards are welcomed in most taxis, but you should ask when you get in. Most cabbies understand English.
By Public Transportation: Bus no. 150S, 184, 185 or 15E from Nørreport Station going north/west. Get off at Universitetsparken (5 minutes). The H. C. Ørsted Institute (Universitetsparken 5) is on your left hand.
You need a three-zone ticket (36 DKK - € 4.80) from the airport, or a two-zone ticket (24 DKK - € 3.2) to the H. C. Ørsted Institute from Nørreport. There are ticket-automats at all subways and train stations. Tickets can also be bought from the bus driver. Each zone-ticket lasts for 30 minutes (three zones = 1.5 hours).
A bank service is available in the baggage claim area and to the left when you exit customs in Terminal 3. There are also cash withdrawal machines (ATMS) there, and on the street (outside of banks) in many places in Downtown Copenhagen; look for a sign that says KONTANT (cash). Furthermore, there are other cash exchange services downtown. Banks close at 4 PM. Here are the latest exchange rates >>
The Niels Bohr Institute is part of the faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, and the institute has 5 different addresses in Copenhagen
B15-21 Blegdamsvej: The original institute for physics has 4 teams of scientists besides the management, the administration and technical support. Particle physics, quantum physics, eScience, biophysics and theoretical cosmology.
Vibenshuset, Lyngbyvej 2: Researchers in Astrophysics from the DARK and DAWN groups and the Condensed Matter Physics group.
Tagensvej 16: Here you will find the Physics of Ice Climate and Earth section.
The H. C. Ørsteds Institute at Universitetsparken 5: At this address you will find the nanophysics group and the Center for Quantum Devices.
Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5 - 7: At this address you will find the Astrophysics & Planetary Science group.
In spite of these different addresses there is a good contact, and there are many common events.
The scientific employees conduct research, and they also educate the students in astronomy, geophysics, nanoscience and basic physics. Moreover, the institute has a presentation of the research areas and the research results.
The scientists are organised in 10 teams/sections, and in connection with these teams the Niels Bohr Institute has 10 centres. A centre receives an external grant, and so it is possible to employ people for long periods of time.
The Niels Bohr Institute has established "the Niels Bohr International Academy". This academy receives a grant of DKK 10 millions from the Danish state. The purpose of the academy is to attract leading researchers for short - or long periods of time in order to promote and enhance research. "The Niels Bohr International Academy" has i.a. the "Summer Institute" with a strong programme.
In addition, the Niels Bohr Institute has 35 engineers and technicians to assist the scientists with experiments etc. They also maintain the technical infrastructure of the institute. Furthermore, the institute has 35 employeed within the areas of administration, communication, and library.
The staff of the institute has great ambitions and creative curiosity .