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New assistant professor - Thomas Tram

Thomas Tram was recently honoured with a Villum Young Investigator grant of DKK 9.5 mio. from the Villum Foundation for the project “Illuminating the Dark Universe”.

Direct measurements of the current expansion rate of the Universe yields a significantly different value than the one inferred from observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background. All attempts at explaining this difference through either experimental errors or existing models have been in vain. This project aims to eliminate this discrepancy through new models of decaying Dark Matter. The grant will fund two PhD students, one postdoc and a computing cluster.

Thomas is appointed assistant professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1 March 2020.

Thomas' office will be in 1520-522.