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

2017.11.20 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

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

Time 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.

2017.11.20 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Not as many earthlike exoplanets after all?

Probably 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

2017.11.02 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Visitors to ASTRID

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

2017.10.31 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students, PhD Students, CQOM

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

The 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

2017.10.21 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

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

The 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…

The configuration space for 4 particles having equal masses

2017.10.21 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Transformation of coordinates gives quantum solutions for unequal masses

A new mathematical model of interacting quantum particles exhibits a broader range of dynamical behavior than previous models, which could provide experimentalists with better insight into mixed-mass ensembles of particles. In Physical Review X for 10 October 2017 a team of researchers with Nathan Harshman (main author), Amin Dehkharghani and…

2017.10.16 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

New postdoc - Karsten Handrup

Karsten Handrup joined the groups of Henrik B. Pedersen as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 October 2017.

Principle of ASTRID

2017.10.12 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Students, Staff

Spectrum of solid CO shows extreme temperature sensitivity

IFA's David Field and Andrew Cassidy are co-authors of a new paper in Physical Review Letters describing some surprising aspects of extremely cold solid carbon monoxide - CO

[Translate to English:] Supernova SN 2016jhr blusser kraftigt op fra 4. til 5. april 2016

2017.10.08 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Unusual type Ia supernova reported in Nature this week

IFA's Max Strizinger is coauthor of a paper titeled "A hybrid type Ia supernova with an early flash triggered by helium-shell detonation", published in Nature 5 October 2017

One polariton is stopped by another, and the 'bulit in' photon is emitted in a random or a controlled direction

2017.10.05 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Manipulation of single photons in Physical Review paper

Callum Murray and Thomas Pohl of IFA og The Max Planck institute in Dresden have a paper out on 13 June 2017 on the possiblities of manipulating single photons i a cold gas

2017.10.05 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Sudip Sasmal

Sudip Sasmal joined the group of Oriol Vendrell as a postdoctoral researcher on 1 October 2017

2017.09.26 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Experiencing problems with your access card?

If you have more than one access card, you must use the most recent one to access AU’s buildings from 4 October. If your access card does not work, you have to order a new one.

2017.09.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Niels Bohr Professor Thomas Pohl new AIAS Associate

Next week, AIAS welcomes Professor Thomas Pohl from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University as new AIAS Associate for the next two years.

Radiocarbon studies of Danish oak confirms the 994 C.E. cosmic ray event

2017.09.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Cosmic ray event in 994 C.E. recorded in radiocarbon from Danish oak

2017.09.22 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc: Itsik Cohen

Itsik Cohen joined the group of Klaus Mølmer as a postdoctoral researcher on 15 September 2017.

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.

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