Group photo from the launch of the LEAPS initiative in Brussels 13 November 2017. Several faces known at IFA can be seen.

ASTRID, ASTRID2 and their "colleagues" LEAPS forward in new collaborative EU-initiative

2017.11.20Time is running out for the EU support for development of accelerator based light sources, but a new collaboration has been launched.

Gas planets have their shell of gases blown away when they approach a star too closely. A different species of rocky planet is left. This artists impression is of the exoplanet 55 Cancri e, slightly larger than the Earth. Credit: ESA and Martion Kornmesser.

Not as many earthlike exoplanets after all?

2017.11.20Probably not all of the many rocky planets should be counted along, when we estimate the number of possible earthlike planets, diminishing the chances of life out there.

Kamilla visiting ASTRID. Outfit: Bianca Steffensen, photo: Jonathan Søe

Visitors to ASTRID

2017.11.02ASTRID and her daughter ASTRID II received unusual visitors on Wednesday 25 October 2017 2017

Opening of the Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Matter (CQOM)

2017.10.31The newly established Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Matter (CQOM) will hold its official launch event on November 8 at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.

Artist's impression of the formation of a kilonova from two merging neutron stars. Credit: ESO

Rain of Gold from Galaxy NGC 4993 confirms prediction by theoretical researchers

2017.10.21The great news story of week 42 gave a lot of quotes in the media all over the World. Gravitational waves observed by LIGO-Virgo were almost immediately followed up by observations with astronomical instruments almost in the full electromagnetic range on 17 August 2017 from the galaxy NGC 4993. The source, named a kilonova was caused by a merger of two neutron stars. Lots of headlines stressed the angle that such a merger produces immense amounts of gold and platinum!


Wed 22 Nov
10:30-17:00 | The Royal Danish Academy of Science in Copenhagen
Women in Physics meeting at the Royal Danish Academy of Science in Copenhagen
Thu 23 Nov
14:15-15:00 | Fys. Aud.
Student Colloquium - Jonas Svenstrup Hansen: Asteroseismologi af røde kæmpestjerner
Fri 24 Nov
13:15-14:45 | Fys. Aud.
Thesis Defence - Signe Rolighed Thorsen
Fri 24 Nov
14:00-16:00 | Fysisk Fredagsbar, 1525-231
25th anniversary Michael Drewsen
Celebration of Michael Drewsen’s 25th anniversary in government service.
Mon 27 Nov
10:15-11:45 | 1532-314
Thesis Defence - Søren Birthin Schmidt
Mon 27 Nov
12:15-13:45 | 1520-516
Thesis Defence - Laura Patricia Kaplan
Mon 27 Nov
14:00-15:30 | 1520-616
Thesis Defence - Henriette Elisabeth Lund
Mon 27 Nov
14:30-16:00 | 101-Edison
Thesis Defence - Jacob Bøgh Drasbæk
Fri 01 Dec
13:15-14:45 | Fys. Aud.
Thesis Defence - Gunhild Rolighed Thorsen
Mon 04 Dec
15:15-16:00 | Fys. Aud.
Student Colloquium - Kristbjörg Anna Þórarinsdóttir: Magnetic anisotropy and interaction in amorphous thin film