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New electronics technician apprentice: Filip Johan Arnested

2019.07.08Filip Johan Arnested has been employed at our department from 1st July 2019 for 3½ years as electronics technician apprentice. Filip has a degree from The Academy of Music and has a Master’s degree in electronic music.

New industrial technician: Laurits Christensen

2019.06.27Laurits is a trained industrial technician and comes from a position at AVK Holding's machine shop. Laurits mainly does CNC machining of mechanical components in the workshop. Welcome Laurits.

Supernova SN 2019bkc imaged with the NOT telescope on La Palma. Photo from the paper.

Hasty demise of a lonely star

2019.06.27Supernova (SN) 2019bkc/ATLAS19dqr was recently discovered by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) and located in what appears to be a “hostless” environment.

Photo of NOT and the Danish delegation

Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT)

2019.06.26IFA is working hard on the preparations to take over the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), which is a telescope in La Palma on the Canary Islands. A delegation from IFA has just visited NOT to plan the process of taking over, and to actually see what we are taking in.

Laser-excitation of ultracold atoms in optical lattices now makes it possible to bind together two atoms in neighboring sites and gain unprecedented control over giant molecules. 
Rydberg macrodimers”

New molecules with giant bond lengths

2019.06.20A recent publication in Science reports on the controlled formation of giant molecules.