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Picture of a part of the Aarhus experiment, where atoms are initially trapped and cooled. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU foto.

2021.02.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Watching the birth of a quasiparticle

New paper in Nature Physics: A collaboration in the “Center for Complex Quantum Systems” at Aarhus University has successfully observed the formation of a quasiparticle.

[Translate to English:] Khalid M. Siddiqui

2021.02.24 | Department of Physics

New postdoc working with Simon Wall from March 1st 2021

We welcome Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui who will join the Simon Wall group working on ultrafast dynamics of quantum materials.

Photo: Thomas Tram

2021.02.24 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Thomas Tram appointed associate professor

Thomas starts as associate professor in Theoretical Cosmology on March 1st 2021

Photo: Blazej Jaworowski

2021.02.24 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

New postdoc working with Anne E. B. Nielsen from March 1st 2021

Welcome to Blazej Jaworowski who will start in Anne E. B. Nielsen´s group “Quantum many-body systems”.

An ultra-short laser pulse triggers the phase transition in VSe2. Illustration from the paper.

2021.02.23 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

The remarkable material vanadiumdiselenide (VSe2) has some exciting properties in both 2D and 3D

A recent paper in Nano Letters describes a collaboration between researchers in South Korea, Scotland and the Aarhus-group led by Søren Ulstrup.

Mie Andersen

2021.02.23 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Machine learning to pave the way for converting CO2 into methanol

A new project is using machine learning in an attempt to find materials that can convert CO2 into methanol, and thereby help tackle climate challenges. The research project has received a grant of DKK 7.9 million from the Villum Foundation.

ESA is hiring astronauts. Photo: ESA.

2021.02.17 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

How to become an ESA astronaut

Are you ready to apply now? Next opportunity will be in 2027.

2021.02.12 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New Postdoc – Shanshan Ding

CCQ welcomes Shanshan Ding as a postdoc in Professor Georg Bruun’s group.

The small nano-transistor, used by the research group as basis for the new work (Ill: Philip Hofmann)

2021.02.12 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

New knowledge from old method

Philip Hofman recycles a well known principle in recent paper in Physical Review

Two exoplanets orbiting "backwards" in the system K2-290. Illustration: Christoffer Grønne.

2021.02.15 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

A backwards spinning star in a system with two exoplanets in coplanar orbits in a multiple starsystem

A special exoplanetary system has been described in the latest copy of PNAS, with participation from SAC researchers.

2021.02.04 | Department of Physics

New postdoc - Yixiao Zhou

Welcome to Yixiao Zhou, who as at 1 February started in a 3-year postdoc position in the iSimba group under Victor Aguirre Børsen-Koch.

2021.02.02 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Francesco Cappelluti

Francesco Cappelluti is our new postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Bjørk Hammer

2021.02.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New Postdoc - Ragheed Alhyder

In January 2021, Ragheed Alhyder joined the Center for Complex Quantum Systems where he will be conducting theoretical research in professor Georg Bruun's group.

2021.02.01 | Department of Physics, CCQ, Staff, Public / media

New Postdoc - Juan Sánchez-Baena

In January 2021, Juan Sánchez-Baena joined the research group of Professor Thomas Pohl as postdoc at the Center for Complex Quantum Systems.

Delphini-1 is deployed from the ISS two years ago. Photo: NASA

2021.01.29 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Delphini-1 celebrates 2 years birthday today

Daring maneuvre for a possible picture of Denmark from Space

Delphini-1 is ejected from the ISS 31 January 2019. Photo: NASA

2021.01.26 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Delphini-1 takes the deep dive

Guess the Delphini-1 decay date and win a LEGO model

Photo: Mie Andersen, new Villum Young Investigator recipient and AIAS Fellow.

2021.01.26 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Villum Young Investigator grant to new AIAS Fellow Mie Andersen

Nanoscientist Mie Andersen has been awarded a Villum Young Investigator grant of DKK 8 mill to study design principles for materials that can convert CO2 into fuels or chemicals to help us tackling climate change and our dependence on fossil fuels.

Photo of Erik Lægsgaard

2021.01.21 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Commemoration for Erik Lægsgaard

Associate Professor and Emeritus Erik Lægsgaard died on Saturday 16/1/21 at the age of 79.

2021.01.19 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Follow IFA on Instagram

If you haven’t already noticed, IFA is on Instagram.

Grendel nodes.

2021.01.18 | Staff, Public / media, Students, Department of Physics

Expansion of Grendel-Supercomputer

The Grendel-Supercomputer operated by CSCAA has been expanded with 96 new computers (nodes).

Jupiter-Saturn conjunction with NOT. Annotated. Photo: NOT, NJ, EK.

2021.01.15 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Jupiter, Saturn and the moons in the same frame

Our new versatile telescope NOT was looking when the giant planets met.

2021.01.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Fan Yang

Fan Yang started as postdoc in December 2020 in Klaus Mølmers group. He will join the Center for Complex Quantum Systems (CCQ), headed by Professor Thomas Pohl.

Illustration in 3D of ASTRID2. Source: ISA.

2021.01.08 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

This is how ASTRID2 works

New instructive animation showing the synchrotron radiation facility of the Department has now been published.

2020.12.22 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Aarhus University takes over operation of the Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma

The Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma plays a major role in research by Nordic astronomers, and in the education of new astronomers. It has been doing this for more than 30 years, and it will to continue to do so.

ROADMAP logo.

2020.12.11 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Another dust storm is brewing on Mars

The IFA Mars Group participates in a new research project on mars dust. ROADMAP (ROle and impAct of Dust and clouds in the Martian AtmosPhere) - a brand new international research program supported by the EC Horizon 2020 has just started with participating groups from Belgium, Germany, Spain and Denmark.

Delphini-1 logo with nissehue. Illustration: Samuel Grund.

2020.12.08 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Delphini-1 spots Santa

During a routine pass over our SONG observatory in Australia our student satellite reveals a surprise.

Danish student group in front of NOT in August 2014. Photo: Johan Fynbo.

2020.12.02 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Aarhus University to take over the Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma

As of 1 December 2020 Aarhus University has acquired another astronomical telescope in our "machine park". This time it is an elderly but large instrument with an aperture of 2,56 meter.

Atoms confined in a two-dimensional trap form few-body precursors of Cooper pairs leading to superfluidity in the thermodynamic limit. Illustration from the paper.

2020.11.30 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Few to many – the emergence of a phase transition

In a new paper in Nature, Georg M. Bruun and collaborators from the universities of Heidelberg and Lund has used quantum simulation with cold atoms to explore how a Higgs mode connected to a quantum phase transition from a normal to a superfluid phase emerges particle by particle.

2020.11.19 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Students, Staff

Delphini-1 to become older sister

The new Danish student satellite program has just been announced.

The blue curve shows experimental data in compliance with the standard Heisenberg uncertainty relation. The red curve shows the new results from this paper, breaking the relation. Illustration from the paper.

2020.11.09 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Violation of Heisenberg’s uncertainty relation.

Experiments by Professor Yanhong Xiao and her research team at Fudan University in Shanghai show position and momentum measurement outcomes with a statistical uncertainty below the limits set by the famous Heisenberg uncertainty relation, Δx⋅Δp≥ℏ/2.

2020.11.02 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Georg Bruun appointed professor

From October 15, he starts as professor in theoretical physics

2020.11.02 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Nikolaj Thomas Zinner appointed professor

From October 15th, he starts as professor in theoretical professor

2020.10.21 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Gabi Wenzel

Gabi Wenzel is the new postdoc at Center for Interstellar Catalysis (InterCat) headed by Prof. Liv Hornekær

2020.10.12 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Anne E. B. Nielsen appointed Associate Professor

As of 1st October 2020, Anne E. B. Nielsen is employed as Associate Professor of theoretical physics at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy.

2020.10.09 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

New members of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters from Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Liv Hornekær and Jeffrey Scott Hangst were admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2020.

Nobelprisvindere i fysik 2020. Illustration: Nobelpriskommitteen.

2020.10.07 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Nobel Prize in physics for 2020 goes to black hole researchers

2020.09.29 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

New postdoc – Kimberly Hsieh

Kimberly Hsieh starts as postdoc at Institute of Physics and Astronomy in October 2020.

Ida Haugaard Sørensen

2020.09.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Ida Haugaard Sørensen is employed as programme coordinator (maternity cover).

Ida Haugaard Sørensen is employed as a maternity cover for programme coordinator Mette Alstrup Lie.

2020.09.21 | Faculty of Natural Sciences, Staff, Public / media

New "squid" at IFA: Amalie Henderson

Amalie Henderson has been employed as a "squid" at IFA

The isotopic shif caused by a nearby "exotic" particle - symbolized by the greek letter phi. Illustration: John Andersen/IFA

2020.09.19 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Hunting for dark matter in the lab

A recent paper in Physical Review Letters presenting IFA's Cyrille Solaro from professor Michael Drewsen's workgroup as lead author, describes an attempt to fine tune the limits for how much particles constituting the dark matter can influence ordinary matter.

Dina Sofia Mortensen. Photo: AU.

2020.09.11 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Students, Staff

One of Her Majesty the Queen's travel grants goes to our student Dina Sofia Mortensen

The grant will be used for participation in international conferences on exoplanets

2020.09.07 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Aleksi Julku

Aleksi Julku has joined Georg Bruun's group since August 2020.

2020.09.07 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Christoffer Karoff closely associated with IFA

Christoffer Karoff has been appointed Associate Professor

2020.09.03 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

New Electronics Technician Apprentice - Tobias Vallenvig Holmene

New Electronics Technician Apprentice - Tobias Vallenvig Holmene, started on 1st July 2020

Illustration: Christina Kjær Sørensen, IFA

2020.09.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

The energy transfer between two rhodamines, and how to block it

Two working groups in Aarhus and Copenhagen have a recent paper in Angewandte Chemie.

Marius Sebastian Frank

2020.09.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Marius Sebastian Frank

New postdoc - Marius Sebastian Frank has started in Nicola Lanata´s group.

Locked transitional phases in VO2. Illustration from the paper.

2020.09.01 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

No metallic transitional phase in VO2

New paper in Physical Review X with co-author IFA's Simon Wall

Gargee Bhattacharyya

2020.08.31 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Gargee Bhattacharyya

Gargee Gargee Bhattacharyya will join Nicola Lanata's group at September 11. She will work here for one year.

2020.08.27 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Diptaranjan Das

New postdoc, Diptaranjan Das, starts 1 September working in: Quantum Measurement and Manipulation Group, headed by Professor MSO, Jacob Sherson.

2020.08.26 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Maurizio Monti

MAURIZIO MONTI is a new postdoc i Simon Wall´s group: Ultrafast Dynamics of Quantum Materials.

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