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Two galaxies both resembling the Milky Way dance a cosmic ballet which will eventually in a couple of billion years cause them to merge into one larger galaxy. They can be found in the constellation of Canis Major, discovered by English astronomer John Herschel in 1835 and given the designations NGC 2207 and IC 2163. I must have looked at bit like this when the Milky Way and Gaia-Enceladus collided for at bit more than 11 billon years ago. Photo: ESO.

Oscillations in ancient star reveal galactic merger

2020.01.13Once upon at time in a galaxy close by - actually our own Milkyway - a passing dwarf galaxy was caught in and swollowed whole. We still see the traces of this. Paper in Nature13. January 2020.

Superfluous energy in a droplet of liquid Helium bubbles out, carried by a single exited atom. Illustration from the paper: M. Mudrich.

Nano droplet of liquid Helium are very resistent towards energy disturbances

2020.01.07Paper by Marcel Mudric, IFA et al. in Nature Communications 8. January 2020

The Crab Nebula in the constellation Taurus. Photo: ESO

Heavy stars explode as supernovae

2020.01.06Researchers from Aarhus help understand the finer details in a recent pair of papers in PRL and PRC

Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU Foto

You can get great ideas anywhere, but if you want them to succeed go to Jutland!

2019.12.20Yesterday, Aarhus University and Faculty of Science and Technology celebrated five new VILLUM Investigators at AIAS.

Three IFA researchers to receive grants from the Carlsberg Foundation

2019.12.12Thomas Pohl participates in the Carlsberg Foundation "Semper Ardens" research projects, working with quantum control of light.