New telescope network reaches for the stars

The first telescope in the Danish-led SONG network 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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