New telescope network reaches for the stars

The first telescope in the Danish-led SONG network will be officially inaugurated on 25 October in Tenerife

Aarhus University is part owner of the telescope


New robotic telescope revolutionizes the study of stars

2014.10.22In the last 8 months a fully robotic telescope in Tenerife has been carrying out high-precision observations of the motion of stellar surfaces. The telescope is the first in the SONG telescope network and a milestone in a new global stellar research project, aiming at making it possible to follow the stars twenty-four seven.

New employee: Klavs Hansen

2014.08.19Klavs Hansen has joined the Department 1st August on a sabbatical leave from University of Gothenburg, and will work with Steen Brøndsted, Lars H. Andersen, and Michael Drewsen.

Glimpse of a new type of supernova

2014.08.12Astronomers have possibly caught the first glimpse of how a new type of supernova explodes. The observations have just been published in Nature.

A double layer of graphene keeps on charging

2014.06.26The thin carbon material graphene is even better at converting light to electricity than previously thought – it just requires two layers. Researchers at Aarhus University have just shown that stacking two layers on top of each other can – by means of light – create ‘hot’ electrons with a long service life. This will make it possible to use a double layer of graphene to harvest or store energy in optical components such as solar cells.

Heading towards a gamma-ray laser?

2014.06.25A group of Aarhus University researchers headed by Ulrik Uggerhøj has produced intense gamma radiation for the first time ever by sending an electron beam through a specially made silicon-germanium (SiGe) crystal – known as a crystalline undulator.

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