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Two laser pulses excite a crystal of sapphire causing it to emit coherent light

2017.09.18 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

LADIE - a new coherent light effect

Nature Physics reports on a new optical effect discovered in collaboration btw. University of Kassel and IFA.

MASCARA being installed at the La Silla Observatory. credit: ESO

2017.09.11 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Two new exoplanets confirmed by the Danish SONG telescope

The Dutch camera system MASCARA and the Danish 1-meter SONG telescope on Tenerife have supported each other in the discovery of two 'hot Jupiters'.

2017.09.06 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc: Nikola Sibalic

Nikola Sibalic joined the group of Thomas Pohl as postdoctoral researcher on 1st September 2017.

2017.09.05 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc: Elisabeth Gruber

We welcome Elisabeth Gruber who joined the group of Lars Andersen on 1st September 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher

[Translate to English:] Plejaderne - Syvstjernen kendes i himmelmyterne over hele Verden under forskellige navne

2017.09.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Kepler satellite discovers variability in the Pleiades

Tim White from IFA, et al tell of a new photometric method in recent paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Observatory.

2017.08.28 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Academic ‘candy’ for school teachers

School teachers are demanding further education, and their request has been acknowledged by researchers at Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen, who organised the course ‘from Big Bang to the Modern Human’. There were 170 participants in the course held in Aarhus in August.

2017.08.24 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc: Muhammad Hanif

We welcome Muhammad Hanif who joined the group of Marcel Mudrich on 1 September 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher.

Ordinary table salt literally forms the basis of a new and very promising technique for transferring thin solar film

2017.08.23 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Researchers at Aarhus University develop highly efficient transferable solar cells using table salt

Technique combines photon-harvesting strategy with detachability in silicon thin film solar cells

2017.08.22 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

The solar eclipse may provide us with an answer to the hot mystery

Previous solar eclipses have helped to discover helium and confirmed Einstein's theory of general relativity Associate professor, Christoffer Karoff, explains to DR

2017.08.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Ole Rømer Colloquia

Ole Rømer Colloquia In order to strengthen and make the academic lectures more visible here at IFA, the Department changes the name General Physics Colloquium to Ole Rømer Colloquium. We also aim at attracting an increasing number of well-known and interesting researchers - both internal and external - to give interesting talks. IFA’s management…

2017.08.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students, PhD Students

Journey to an unknown world

Travel to a marvelous universe when Aarhus University and British artist Libby Heaney invite you to take a walk in the unpredictable world of quantum physics. Quantum Breathing exhibition breaks the walls between art, science and reality in an unprecedented way.

2017.07.12 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Open air astronomy poster exhibition on Skt. Knuds Torv

an excuse for a city walk

The energy depends on the magnitude of the wave function|ψ| but not on the phase θ. Oscillations in |ψ| leads to the existence of the Higgs-boson, while oscillations in θ cause the Goldstone modes.

2017.07.03 | Staff, Public / media, Students, Department of Physics

From superconductor to BEC - going all the way!

Broken symmetry, superconduction and Goldstone-modes. Quantum simulator confirms theori in Aarhus-Helsinki-Melbourne collaboration

Exoplanets come in various types, even those orbiting the same types of stars. The distance from the star determines if it is a molten lump of lava or a deep frozen orb. In between there is the possibility of exoplanets having liquid water, a protecting atmosphere - and maybe life!  Source: Institute for Planetary Research, DLR

2017.06.22 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

The planet hunter PLATO has been approved, and the Aarhus astronomers are totally happy

In a meeting Tuesday in the Science Programme Committee of the European Space Agency ESA the new satellite project PLATO was adopted.

2017.06.26 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New professor focuses on brain cells

Sune Nørhøj Jespersen is a new professor of neurophysics at Aarhus University. With his multidisciplinary combination of neuroscience and physics, he hopes to develop technology that can diagnose brain diseases both earlier and more precisely.

2017.06.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Indkaldelse til ST priser ifm. årets sommerfest - frist d. 29. juni kl. 12.00

Så har vi atter fornøjelsen af at kunne indkalde forslag til de seks ST-priser, der uddeles ved sommerfesten fredag d. 25. august 2017.

2017.06.12 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Master student is awarded prize

Master student Uffe Furlig Larsen is awarded the prize for best poster at the IMPRESS workshop at Aalto University, Helsinki

2017.06.07 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Arturo Camacho

Arturo Camacho has joined the group of Georg Bruun as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 June 2017

A plastic sheet with a layer of gold is allowed to shrink in one direction. To the right a highly magnified image of the nano rills in the plastic.

2017.05.24 | Department of Physics, Students, Staff, Public / media

New solar cell technology based on a toy

Solar cells are expensive and difficult to mount and maintain, putting researchers always on the alert for new ways of producing them. A team of researchers based at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and iNano at Aarhus University went to the toyshop and found something that may cause a major break-through.

2017.05.09 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Luis Aldemar Peña Ardila

Luis Ardila has joined the group of Thomas Pohl as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 May 2017.

2017.05.09 | Public / media, Department of Physics, Staff

New student assistant with IT tasks - Rune P. Bloom

The Department has employed Rune P. Bloom as a student assistant with IT tasks.

2017.05.04 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New employee - Ian Heide Godtliebsen

Ian Heide Godtliebsen has joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the CSCAA as Academic Technical Employee in April 2017.

2017.05.02 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Yongchang Zhang

Yongchang Zhang has joined the group of Professor Thomas Pohl as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 May 2017.

Mads explaining a detail

2017.05.02 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

IFA Ideas 2017 - Mads won again!

Mads Fredslund Andersen from Stellar Astrophysics Centre is the winner of IFA Ideas 2017 with at suggestion to improve studio lighting and editing facilities in the small video studio at IFA

2017.04.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New Visiting Professors

Robert Continetti and James Lisy have joined the groups of Lars H. andersen and Steen Brøndsted Nielsen in April

2017.04.24 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, PhD Students, Students

Jacob Sherson receives Research Communication Award

Associate Professor Jacob Sherson from Aarhus University is this year's recipient of the Research Communication Award The award will be presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary at the opening of the Danish Science Festival at Experimentarium on April 24th.

Some extremely nice coloured diagrams showing details of the sequential breakup of a 12C nucleus into 3 4He nuclei. M1 is the situation where a single He nucleus runs away with all the energy. M2 shows the energy distribution if all three nuclei share the energy equally.

2017.04.03 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Breaking up carbon

Breaking up is hard to do, no matter whom or when. Take for example the case of a carbon nucleus splitting into three nuclei of helium. Until recently no-one knew if such a breakup happened suddenly or in a longer sequence of successive fragmentations. Now we know.

2017.03.27 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Mohammad Khazali

Mohammad Khazali has joined the group of Professor Thomas Pohl as a postdoctoral researcher on 2 February 2017.

2017.03.23 | Public / media, Staff, Department of Physics

Aarhus University is getting its own space programme

The first Aarhus satellite will provide both students and scientists with an opportunity for a new approach to research via satellites in a new collaboration with the Danish space company GomSpace A/S.

The new blue 6" telescope with camera mounted on the SONG telescope on Tenerife.

2017.03.21 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

IFA IDEAS coming to life

In-door astronomy takes a new step forward! Last Wednesday during a lecture in Silkeborg the SONG telescope on Tenerife was used to photograph online one of the classical deep sky objects.

2017.03.21 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New Danish course at a high level of proficiency

2017.03.21 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New research funding database available to all researchers at AU

2017.03.20 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, PhD Students, Students

New Professor: Thomas Pohl

Thomas Pohl joins IFA as a Niels Bohr Professor for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

2017.03.16 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Reduktion af biblioteksbetjeningssteder på ST

2017.03.06 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Karen Hovhannisyan

Karen Hovhannisyan joined the group of Alberto Imparato as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 March 2017.

2017.02.20 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

μ Herculis – first paper from the SONG project

SAC's Frank Grundahl is lead author on a recent paper in Astrophysical Journal, giving the first results from the Danish SONG project from 215 nights of observations of the star μ Herculis. This is the longest series of observations of a solar-type star ever.

2017.02.17 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Cyrille Solaro

Cyrille Solaro joined the group of Michael Drewsen as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 December 2016.

2017.02.15 | Students, Staff, Public / media, Department of Physics

Freewheling Celebrity Researchers

This spring in Aarhus will see a couple of familiar faces from IFA in a slightly unusual connection to musical performances. They have all promised not to sing, though!

2017.02.14 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

New postdoc - Xikun Li

Xikun Li has joined the group of Anne E. B. Nielsen as a postdoctoral researcher on 7 February 2017

2017.02.13 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Vote for the Danish Research Result of the Year, 2016

Two IFA research results are nominated in the top 10. You can vote from now and until 22 February

A large scale microwave trapped ion quantum computer basic unit. Credit: Ion Quantum Technology Group, University if Sussex

2017.01.31 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Blueprint for a quantum computer available here - almost!

Quantum computers will be itsy-bitsy tiny, when they arrive - right? Wrong! At least the first ones will occupy an area of 100 by 100 meters according to to-day's paper published in Science Advances (1 February 2017). IFA's Klaus Mølmer is co-author of the paper. Grab a file and a quantum soldering iron, clear the parking area and get started!

2017.01.24 | Department of Physics, Public / media

Research talent awarded DKK 10 million

Søren Ulstrup recieves DKK 10 million from the VILLUM FOUNDATIONs Young Investigator Programme.

2017.01.17 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Marc Suñé

Marc Suñé joined the group of Alberto Imparato as a postdoctoral researcher on 16 January 2017.

2017.01.09 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

New Associate Professor: Marcel Mudrich

Marcel Mudrich has joined the Department as an Associate Professor in Experimental AMO Physics on January 1, 2017

2016.12.19 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Welcome the to the anti-world

For the first time spectroscopic measurements on the anti-hydrogen atom have succeeded. The importants results are obtained at CERN's ALPHA-2 research group, led by IFA professor Jeffrey Hangst. The paper is published in Nature on 19 December 2016.

2016.12.18 | Public / media, Department of Physics

Would you like to become a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at our Department?

If you are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) in September 2017 and you are keen to have the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University (AU) in Denmark as your host, then we would be happy to hear from you.

2016.12.15 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Heavenly Voices Up High - on 7th floor

You may not usually hear the Angels sing in Fysisk Kantine, but yesterday on December 14th they did.

In plants the two molecules chlorophyll a and b are found.
Images: Colourbox and Jynto [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

2016.12.02 | Staff, Public / media, Students, Department of Physics

What is the true colour of chlorophyll, and why might this be important for the debate on energy ressources?

IFA reserarchers Christina Kjær, Bjarke Pedersen, Mark Stockett and Steen Brøndsted Nielsen has reached a further step in isolating the chlorophyll molecule, making a study of its basic spectrum possible. In The Journal of Physical Chemistry for December 2016 the group publishes the new results, being a follow-up to two recent articles in the…

2016.11.17 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Bernadette Rosati

Bernadette Rosati has joined the group of Henrik B. Pedersen as a postdoctoral fellow in November 2016.

Andreas receiving the big prize, flanked by two representatives from Accenture

2016.10.27 | Department of Physics, Students, Staff, Public / media

"Best Bachelor 2016" won by IFA-student Andreas Bock Michelsen

Andreas Bock Michelsen won the finals in the competition for "Best Bachelor 2016" sponsored by the Copenhagen company Accenture. Andreas' entry was his bachelors project titled "Taming the spin chain: A new method for constructing Spin Chains from Spectral Data" from Summer 2016. He was invited to the competition as the only AU representative for…

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