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2013.02.15 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

This is why it takes so long to get over tendon injuries

The Achilles heel of the body – getting over damage to tendons can be a long and painful process. By combining the nuclear tests of the 1950s with tissue samples and modern technology, a research collaboration between Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen now reveals why the healing process is so slow.

2013.02.08 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Nordic Physics Days 2013

12 - 14 June

2013.02.07 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Dark matters!

On 7 February 2013, the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education is awarding an Elite Researcher Prize to Professor Steen Hannestad, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. The prize is valued at DKK 1.2 million and is being awarded for his major contribution to research.

2013.01.24 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Pioneer of physics books?

We are on the brink of gaining specific knowledge about one of the most sought-after components of the universe – antimatter. Aarhus University physicist Jeffrey Hangst may become the first head of research to ever carry out precision measurements of antihydrogen. The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded him a prestigious Advanced Grant.

2012.12.20 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Aarhus chosen for new national particle therapy centre

International panel of experts agree that Aarhus is the best place to locate a national centre for particle therapy for cancer patients.

2012.12.17 | Department of Physics, Staff

Workshop Training Course

Workshop training and technical drawing courses are planned for weeks 3 and 4 2013.

2012.12.11 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

The mystery of our colour vision

There is one single type of molecule in the eye that makes it possible for us to see all sorts of colours. It is called the retinal molecule, and it is one of the fastest in nature to respond to light quanta – although the reason is not very well understood. A new research project will now outline for the first time how the absorption of colour…

2012.12.05 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Astronomers inspire astral art

Artist Dorthe Dahlin made a door for the Abbey Church in Aalborg with a completely original portrayal of the star of Bethlehem. Part of her inspiration came from two astronomers at Aarhus University.

2012.11.27 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Ask the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Why is the sky blue? What is the status of the quantum computer? Where is the coldest place in the world? What was there before the Big Bang? These are just some of the many questions you can have answered by researchers at the Department of Physics and Astronomy (IFA).

2012.11.23 | Staff, Public / media, Department of Physics

The stuff that dreams are made of

In recent years, a whole new class of materials has taken the world of physics by storm, and it is one of the hot topics in the international world of research. Professor Philip Hofmann will now try to solve the mystery of topological insulators – materials that can cause the technological development of the future to take a new turn.

2012.11.19 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals

Greenland's viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously from Greenland about 500 years ago. Natural disasters, climate change and the inability to adapt have all been proposed as theories to explain their disappearance. But now a Danish-Canadian research team has demonstrated the Norse society did not die out due to an…

2012.11.15 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Cold atoms – hot topics

An international conference organised by and for young physicists created synergy among the next generation of top European researchers. This established strong European ties, which can benefit research in the future.

2012.10.23 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Next generation of researchers to gather at Aarhus University

Two young researchers at the Department of Physics and Astronomy have invited some of the top European talents in cold physics to build up a network that can benefit the research of the future.

2012.10.11 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

IFA IDEAS grant awarded to four Master’s degree students

Four Master’s degree students, Tilo Planke, Lasse Haahr-Lillevang, Simon Holmbo and Jonas Refsgaard receive grant of DKK 40,000 from IFA IDEAS for the purpose of purchasing a CCD camera for a telescope at the Ole Roemer Observatory.

2012.10.08 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Climate change on the agenda

In collaboration with a colleague in the UK, Jesper Olsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Mads Faurschou Knudsen, Department of Geoscience, have carried out research into changes in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) during the last 5,200 years. Their results have now been published in Nature Geoscience – Letters.

2012.10.05 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Advanced Grant awarded to surface physicist to develop catalysts of the future

Bjørk Hammer has been awarded an Advanced Grant of DKK 12 million from the Sapere Aude (Dare to know) research career programme. The grant supports the development of selective catalysts that can make biochemical products more economical in the future.

2012.10.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

IFA Skovtur

The traditional annual IFA "Skovtur" (fieldtrip) will thiS year take place Thursday the 11th of October.

2012.09.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

The history of everything

Have you ever wondered where you came from? Physicists have long had the answer to this question – we are all made of stardust. Scientists roughly know how the elements of stardust are made, but little is known about the very first stage. A physicist at Aarhus University now has the opportunity to find out – he has been awarded a grant by the…

2012.09.11 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

A fine day devoted to ASTRID

While the Danish media were using expressions throughout the day such as ‘researchers doing back flips of excitement’ and ‘the world’s ultimate research machine’, more than 100 people gathered in the basement below the Department of Physics and Astronomy to inaugurate the new ASTRID2 particle accelerator.

2012.08.17 | Department of Physics, Staff

AU HR Course overview - autum 2012

New AU HR Course overview

2012.08.17 | Department of Physics, Staff

Conversion of IT systems

From the end of August to mid-September, the IT systems that Aarhus University uses for financial management will be converted-

2012.08.17 | Department of Physics, Staff

Same EAN number for all sections at IFA

ISA and CSS get a new EAN number as of 20 August 2012. The EAN number for IFA is unchanged.

2012.08.08 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy

As of 1 June 2012, Lars Bojer Madsen has been appointed Professor of theoretical atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics.

2012.07.18 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Teenagers spend their summer holidays learning about elementary particles

“Summer holidays? No thank you,” say the teenagers attending the UNF Physics Camp at Aarhus University from 15 to 21 July, where they are taking part in interesting experiments in radiation, elementary particles and much more. These topics have become even more relevant in the light of the exciting news about the Higgs boson earlier this month.

2012.07.03 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

On the way to some of the big answers

The opening of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre at Aarhus University puts us in the midst of an exciting period for space research. Technological progress and new scientific thinking will bring mankind significantly closer to being able to answer some of the biggest and most fascinating questions in future.

2012.07.02 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Centre for Science Studies

The Physics and Astronomy Library and the Steno Library have finally moved in together

The Physics and Astronomy Library and the Steno Library have now moved in to newly-restored surroundings in building 1520, 4.

2012.06.29 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Søren Ulstrup obtains award for best talk

Søren Ulstrup, Ph.D. student from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, obtains award for best talk at Carbonhagen 2012

2012.06.28 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Lars Wacker and Ditte Både Sandkamm recieve poster prize

Two students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, shared the poster prize at the annual meeting of Danish Physical Society, June 19th and 20th 2012.

2012.06.25 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Jeff Hangst has been appointed professor with special responsibilities

Jeff Hangst has been appointed professor with special responsibilities in “creation of antimatter and spectroscopic investigations of antimatter” for the period 1 June 2012 – 31 May 2017.

2012.06.21 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Newly discovered twin planets change our knowledge about how planets are formed

In collaboration with NASA and other astronomers all over the world, astronomers at Aarhus University have discovered a planet system consisting of two very different planets that orbit each other in virtually the same path.

2012.06.07 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Successful transit of Venus

About 200 astronomy enthusiasts saw the transit of Venus across the Sun on Wednesday morning at Moesgaard Beach. The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Steno Museum at Aarhus University were responsible for providing information and solar binoculars.

2012.06.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

ASTRID2

The construction of the ASTRID2 accelerator has now been completed and the commissioning has started. The first half turn in the ring took place on 29th May. The actual construction of ASTRID2 took one and a half years and can be viewed in this 20-second video sequence.

2012.05.30 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Hanne Andersen appointed professor with special responsibilities

Hanne Andersen has been appointed professor with special responsibilities as leader of the Centre for Science Studies at the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2015.

2012.05.24 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Repulsive atoms in quantum gas

It was not thought to be possible, but now it has happened. A group of physicists has managed to get an ultracold gas consisting of lithium and potassium atoms to form a completely new quantum state in which the atoms repulse each other as strongly as is allowed by quantum mechanics.

2012.05.22 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

See ASTRID stripped naked

A piece of Denmark’s technological history is in the making in the basement below the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In the time ahead, you can keep up with the final stages as one of the world’s most brilliant sources of light is created.

2012.05.22 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Britta Johansen received poster award

Britta Johansen has received an award for best poster presentation at the European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting's  symposium on "Applied Nanoplasmonics: Nanoplasmonic Functional Materials and Devices" in Strasbourg. Britta Johansen is research assistent in the Semiconductor…

2012.05.14 | Department of Physics, Staff

Workshop: How to write successful grants

The workshop will be organised by the Research Support Office on June 12, 13 and 14 and on September 19 and 20 and November 27 and 29. The workshop is aimed at scientists with no or little experience within grant writing. On June 14 and November 29 the workshop will be in English, and non-Danish speaking scientists will have first priority.

2012.05.08 | Department of Physics, Staff

Summerlunch 8 June 2012

For staff and PhD students at Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Geoscience

2012.05.08 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Danish Physical Society Annual Meeting 2012

Danish Physical Society Annual Meeting 19-20 June 2012 at Hotel Nyborg Strand

2012.04.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Lars Bojer Madsen received special recognition at the WCC award 2012

The World Cultural Council’s special recognition is granted to talented researchers who early in their careers have had international impact through their research. Along with the honour Lars Bojer Madsen receives a travel scholarship of DKK 25,000 provided by Aarhus University and Director M. C. Holst’s foundation for the benefit of Aarhus…

2012.04.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Lindhard Screening grants in Physics, Astronomy and Science Studies

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University invites applications for 10-15 grants, each covering a 3 or 6 months preparation period for enrolment in the PhD programme.

2012.03.26 | Public / media, Staff, Department of Physics

New associate professor: Sune Nørhøj Jespersen

As of 1 January 2012, Sune Nørhøj Jespersen has been employed as associate professor in a position divided between Science and Technology and Health.

2012.03.07 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed, Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Breakthrough in physics: researchers measure antihydrogen

A physicist from Aarhus University and an international team of researchers at CERN have taken yet another step towards solving the antimatter mystery, and thus the mystery of the universe.

2012.02.20 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed, Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Light in slow motion

How long does it take an electron to form a photon? The answer would normally be: so short a time that it cannot be measured. However, the international CERN team responsible for experiment NA63 – mainly staffed by physicists from Aarhus University – has now succeeded in dragging out the process, thereby making it measurable.

2012.02.10 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed, Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Funds for physics contact across the Atlantic

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has awarded a grant of DKK 288,000 (approximately EUR 39,000) to physicist Nikolaj Thomas Zinner, Aarhus University, to set up permanent collaboration with three universities in São Paulo regarding research and education in theoretical physics.

2012.01.23 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed, Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Denmark’s largest research award goes to Klaus Mølmer

He compares quantum computers with bridal bouquets, and wave functions with violin strings. Professor Klaus Mølmer is a popular communicator and top researcher. On Monday 23 January 2012, he is receiving the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award for Technical and Scientific Research. The research award is valued at DKK 2.5 million (approximately EUR…

2012.01.20 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Prof. Flemming Besenbacher awarded ‘The Award for International Scientific Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’

The Award for International Scientific Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the highest award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), People’s Republic of China. This award is to commend and honor those eminent foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to facilitate cooperation with CAS.

2011.12.21 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Aarhus astronomers win ‘Science’s Top 5’

Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and Hans Kjeldsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, have been selected by the Danish journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer) as winners of ‘Science’s Top 5’ – an annual competition to find the best Danish research results in engineering and science.

2011.12.19 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Carlsberg Foundation awards grant to Jeffrey Hangst for research into antimatter

The Carlsberg Foundation has granted DKK 3.3 million (approximately EUR 450,000) to Associate Professor Jeffrey Hangst, Aarhus University, to purchase new research equipment. Associate Professor Hangst is the spokesperson for the ALPHA group at CERN, the world leader in research into antihydrogen.

2011.12.19 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Doctoral degree conferred on Ulrik Ingerslev Uggerhøj, Physics and Astronomy

On 14 December, Dean Brian Bech Nielsen, Science and Technology, and Head of Department Lars H. Andersen, Physics and Astronomy, conferred a doctorate on Ulrik Ingerslev Uggerhøj.

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