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2011.01.05 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Aarhus physicists to develop new generation of solar cells

Brian Bech Nielsen and Arne Nylandsted receive DKK 18,9m from the Danish Council for Strategic Research to develop a cheap and very efficient second?generation solar cell using a completely new design.

2010.12.27 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Trapping antimatter wins Physics World 2010 Breakthrough of the Year award

According to the journal Physics World, the most important research results in physics in 2010 were produced by Jeffrey Hangst, Physics and Astronomy, and his team.

2010.12.27 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Prestigious Sapere Aude grant to Nikolaj Zinner

The prestigious Sapere Aude grant (the new career programme from the Danish Council for Independent Research) was awarded to postdoc Nikolaj Zinner, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

[Translate to English:] © 2010 Helge Knudsen

2010.12.27 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

RIKEN Research highlights IFA-CERN work

RIKEN Research has selected an IFA-CERN work as highlight 2010. The research is carried out by Helge Knudsen, Ulrik Uggerhøj, Hans-Peter E. Kristiansen and Mikkel D. Lund (Department of Physics and Astronomy) in collaboration with researchers in Japan, England and Hungary. The discovery shows that antiprotons collide with molecules and…

2010.12.20 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

20 December: Lecture by Lene Vestergaard Hau

Professor Lene Vestergaard Hau, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences/Hau Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, is giving a lecture entitled Quantum Control of Light and Matter … From the Macroscopic to Nanoscale.

2010.12.20 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Computing power worth millions to Aarhus researchers

The Centre for Scientific Computing (CSC-AA) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, has been granted DKK 7.65 million (just over EUR 1 million) to purchase new hardware this year. The centre makes supercomputing power available to researchers at Aarhus University.

Gorm Andresen and Jeffrey Hangst at the ALPHA device at CERN, where they have now succeeded in not only producing, but also trapping antihydrogen atoms. (Photo: Gitte Bindzus Foldager)

2010.11.19 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Danish-led team of researchers first to trap and store antimatter

An international team of physicists at CERN, led by Dr Jeffrey Hangst from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, has succeeded in producing and trapping antihydrogen atoms. The results have just been published in the prestigious journal Nature.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Jacob C. Ravn, Aarhus Universitet

2010.11.17 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

The opening of Tycho Brahe's tomb

The opening of Tycho Brahe’s tomb on Monday 15th November was one of the biggest highlights so far in a project which aims to give new and more exact information on the world famous Danish astronomer’s general health and medical prescriptions.

2010.11.17 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed, imported:phys.au.dk:5:Ansatte, imported:phys.au.dk:24:Personale

New Associate Professor at IFA: Hans Fynbo

Hans Fynbo er født i 1971 og fik ph.d-graden i 1999 fra Aarhus Universitet. Derefter fortsatte han karrieren ved det internationale forskningscenter CERN, og har siden 2002 været ansat i forskellige forskerstillinger relateret til CERN forskningen. Han kommer senest fra en stilling som Skou stipendiat betalt af Forskningsrådet for Natur og…

2010.10.25 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Prestigious ERC grant to Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard

Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, has been granted a prestigious Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The project title is 'ASTERoseismic Investigations with SONG and Kepler' (ASTERISK). The grant amounts to 2.5 million euro.

2010.10.15 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Professor Flemming Besenbacher has been appointed Honorary Professor in China

Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Aarhus University, Denmark, has been appointed Honorary Professor at two additional leading Chinese universities for his contributions to word-leading research and research management. During a trip to China from October 13-24, he will receive the titles from Chongqing University in Central China and Tongji…

2010.10.05 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for their work on graphene.

2010.09.29 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Jacob Friis Sherson on Danish radio

The interview with postdoc Jacob Friis Sherson is in Danish.

2010.09.29 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

New dean for Science and Technology

Brian Bech Nielsen has been appointed the new dean at the Aarhus Faculty of Science and Technology (Naturvidenskab og Teknologi). His current position is professor and head of department at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University.

2010.09.27 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Christoffer Karoff on Danish TV

American astronomers are warning that violent solar storms can paralyse the Internet in 2013. “Take it easy!” says astronomer Christoffer Karoff. He believes the solar activity is close to reaching a peak in its cycle.

2010.08.19 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Article in Nature: Jacob Friis Sherson

Postdoc Jacob Friis Sherson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, presents ground-breaking news on ultra-cold atoms and fluorescence imaging of the reconstruction of the atom distribution on the lattice. Link to the news at science.au.dk.Link to the article in Nature published online 18 August 2010 www.nature.com.

2010.08.09 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

World Dane 2010: Lene Vestergaard Hau

Danish physicist Lene Vestergaard Hau was named World Dane 2010 by global network Worldwide Danes at the organisation’s annual summer meeting, held at Kronborg Castle in Helsingør. Lene Vestergaard Hau obtained the PhD degree in 1991 at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. Lene Vestergaard Hau has her own laboratory at Harvard…

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2010.07.02 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

The Coolest Antiprotons: Jeffrey Hangst in Physical Review Focus

A new record low temperature for a cloud of antiprotons was measured at CERN in Geneva, announces a report in the 2 July Physical Review Letters.

Metal Magasinet June 2010

2010.06.25 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

'An ordinary day on planet MARS' featuring members of IFA staff

"120 degrees below zero, sand storms and an atmosphere of CO2..." The members' journal number 3 2010 of Dansk Metal (The Danish Metalworkers' Union) features staff members at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University.  Jens Jacob Iversen, Jonathan Merrison, Uffe Simonsen and John Kapstadt explain and…

2010.06.16 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Grant to "Green accelerator technology for Magnet Systems"

The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has rewarded the advanced technology project "Green accelerator technology for Magnet Systems" (“GREEN MAGNETS”) with 9m DKK as announced on 3 June 2010. The objective of the project is to develop, design, manufacture, test and demonstrate a new specific hybrid magnet and power…

2010.06.11 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Ground-breaking space research in Aarhus

On 14 - 18 June, 2010, 150 international experts in asteroseismology discussed one of the outcomes of NASA's Kepler mission, that is seismic interpretations of stellar oscillation measurements. On 10 - 11 June 2010 NASA scientists met to discuss the newest results from the mission and the discoveries of extrasolar planets. Hans Kjeldsen and Jørgen…

2010.06.09 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation appoints advisory committee with Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard as chair

Charlotte Sahl-Madsen, Danish minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, appoints a new advisory space committee with professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, as chairman. The committee members are: Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus…

2010.06.02 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Online database of research grant options

Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University now have access to Denmark’s largest and most advanced online database of research grant options. The database was developed by the Research Support Office and currently contains about 600 foundations and grant givers. This number is expected to increase considerably in the years to…

2010.06.02 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

New interdisciplinary collaboration to educate more hospital physicists in Århus

A new education in hospital physics will meet the rising need for specialists within radiation therapy and cancer treatment. Associate Professor Karsten Riisager, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, paticipates in the new collaboration.  Direct link to the news at science.au.dk (in Danish).

2010.05.19 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Article in Nature Physics: Lars Bojer Madsen

In collaboration with scientists from the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) in Berlin, the research teams of Lars Bojer Madsen (Theory, Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Henrik Stapelfeldt (Experiments, Department of Chemistry) have succeeded in measuring and calculating ionization of molecules by strong laser pulses from the most natural point…

Associate Professor Ulrik Uggerhøj, Department of Physics and Astronomy

2010.04.23 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

DR2's Danskernes akademi - Ulrik Uggerhøj on Danish TV

Associate Professor Ulrik Uggerhøj, Department of Physics and Astronomy, is giving three talks on Danmarks Radio's "Danskernes akademi" programme about light and time. The direct link to the three talks (in Danish) is http://dr.dk/DR2. Or go to http://www.au.dk/danskernesakademi.

Philip Hofmann, Department of Physics and Astronomy

2010.04.12 | imported:phys.au.dk:24:Personale, imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

New professor at IFA: Philip Hofmann

Philip Hofmann is employed as of March 1st at the Department of Physics and Astronomy as a professor with special responsibilities in experimental physics. Philip Hofmann was born in Berlin in 1967. He studied physics at the Free University, Berlin, and did his PhD research at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society, also in Berlin.…

Professor Michael Drewsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy

2010.04.09 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Article in Nature Physics: Michael Drewsen

Members of the the ion trap group led by professor Michael Drewsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, are the first to successfully use laser light to cool and slow the rotation of molecules. The results were published in Nature Physics on 7 March 2010. The group members on the article are Peter F. Staanum, Peter S. Skyt,…

Graphene with hydrogen

2010.03.16 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Article in Nature Materials: Liv Hornekær, Philip Hofmann among others

Associate Professor Liv Hornekær, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Associate Professor Philip Hofmann, The Institute for Storage Ring Facilities in Aarhus (ISA) and The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University (iNANO), among others present their research results on graphene in Nature Materials 14 March 2010. The results…

Associate Professor Philip Hofmann
Cover design by David Shand (Nature Physics 6, 345-349, 2010)

2010.03.16 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Article in Nature Physics: Philip Hofmann

Associate Professor Philip Hofmann, The Institute for Storage Ring Facilities in Aarhus (ISA) and The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University (iNANO), and colloaborators in Italy and Argentina have on 14 March 2010 published a paper in Nature Physics which shows that strongly bound electrons can hop around on the…

2010.03.09 | imported:phys.au.dk:5:Ansatte, imported:phys.au.dk:24:Personale, imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

New VIP at IFA: Associate Professor Georg Bruun

Georg Bruun bliver med virkning fra 1. juni i år ansat ved Institut for Fysik og Astronomi som lektor i teoretisk atom, molekyle og optisk fysik. Georg Bruun er født i 1969 og fik ph.d. graden i 1998 fra University of Oxford. Efterfølgende fortsatte han karrieren ved forskningsinstitutioner som NIST (Gaithersburg, USA) samt en længere periode i…

2010.03.09 | imported:phys.au.dk:5:Ansatte, imported:phys.au.dk:24:Personale, imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

New VIP at IFA: Associate Professor Jan Arlt

Jan Arlt is with effect from 1 March, 2010, employed as Associate Professor in experimental quantum gas physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jan Arlt was born in 1973. He obtained his PhD based on experiments on Bose-Einstein condensation at the University of Oxford, after which he returned to the University of Hannover first as a…

The Mars-simulator (© Mars Lab Aarhus)

2010.02.25 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Viden om - The Mars-simulator Beneath IFA

In the cellar under the Department of Physics and Astronomy lies the world's largest Mars-simulator - a simulator that can reproduce the climate and weather on Mars, especially the wind-borne dust which is the biggest challenge to man-made equipment. Per Nørnberg, Associate Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at Aarhus University, tells…

Professor Jes Madsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University

2010.02.22 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Large instrument to capture small particles in space: Jes Madsen at videnskab.dk

Some of the smallest particles in the universe can divulge some of its largest secrets. Professor Jes Madsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has had a hand in a new instrument on the International Space Station (ISS) that can capture cosmic radiation and make us wiser about this dark matter.Read more at videnskab.dk, 18 February 2010.

2010.02.01 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Physics student wins competition on climate

Bachelor student in physics Rune Elgaard Mikkelsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, won the climate challenge 2009 on how to reduce paper waste. The competition was initiated by Region Midtjylland and Aarhus Entrepreneruship Centre. The winner was announced on Thursday 28 January 2010 at an event arrange by Venture Cup. Read more at…

2010.02.01 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Outstanding Referee: Niels Egede Christensen

Professor Niels Egede Christensen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, is among the 157 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals, as chosen by the journal editors for 2010. Initiated in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program expresses appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for…

2010.01.22 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

Viden om - Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard on Danish TV

Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard at the Department of Physics and Astronomy talks on Danmarks Radio's "Viden Om" programme about NASA's Kepler mission. The Kepler Mission is specifically designed to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover hundreds of Earth-size planets in or near the habitable zone. The continuous…

2010.01.18 | imported:phys.au.dk:20:Nyhed

New book: Asteroseismology. By Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard among others

Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Department of Physics and Astronomy,  Conny Aerts and Donald W. Kurtz have written the book Asteroseismology. The recent research domain of asteroseismology studies the internal structure of stars, which is not directly observable, through the interpretation of the frequency spectra of stellar…

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