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Quantum Optics Professorship awarded grant of DKK 30 million

2016.05.23The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded a grant of DKK 30 million to enable Thomas Pohl from the Max Planck Institute to take up a Niels Bohr Professorship in Quantum Optics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University.

Four Semper Ardens grants to ST

2016.05.12The Carlsberg Foundation has just awarded ten Semper Ardens grants for a total sum of 117 million DKK. Aarhus University receives six grants of which four go to ST researchers Jens-Christian Svenning, Jeffrey S. Hangst, Jørgen Kjems and Karl-Anker Jørgensen.

New members of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters

2016.05.10A list of researchers a.o. from Aarhus University has recently been published

Time passes slowly deep into a gravitational field. Gravity i reduced if you move further into the Earth, but nevertheless the core of the Earth is 2.5 years younger than the crust. (Ill: NASA)

Earth as a 'time machine' is more efficient than calculated by Feynman

2016.04.21The core of the Earth is years younger than the surface. We knew that from Einsteins general theory of relativity, but a thorough recalculation shows that the original value calculated by Richard Feynman i 1962 needs correction. Instead of a few days, the difference amounts to 2,5 years. Ulrik Uggerhøj from IFA and collaborators show this in a new paper.

A screenshot of one of the many ScienceAtHome games available. Have fun while you help science!

Are humans the new supercomputer?

2016.04.14Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A research group from IFA has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations. The results of game based research was published in Nature 14 April 2016.

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