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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

2020.10.05 | Department of Physics, CCQ, Staff, Public / media

[Translate to English:] Do light Dark Bosons exist?

[Translate to English:] Very light and feebly interacting bosons could potentially contribute significantly to the dark matter sector of our universe without being detectable at high-energy collider experiments. The CCQ group headed by Prof. Michael Drewsen has in a collaboration with researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney…

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.

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 constituing 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 Electronices Technician Apprentice - Tobias Vallenvig Holmene

New Electronices 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.

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

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.

2020.08.26 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

New postdoc - Raijumon Puthumpally Joseph

Raijumon Puthumpally Joseph (Raiju Joseph) joins the strong-field and attosecond physics group lead by Prof. Lars Bojer Madsen in September 2020.

2020.08.25 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Peter Balling appointed Professor

From 1 September 2020 he starts as Professor of experimental physics

2020.08.20 | Department of Physics, Public / media

Jes Madsen retires after an impressive career

Jes Madsen has decided to retire from his position as Vice-Dean on 1st September 2020, as well as from his position as Professor at IFA, also on 1st September 2020

2020.08.19 | Public / media, Department of Physics

Deputy-department head of teaching

By September 1st 2020 Prof. Hans Fynbo will be employed at IFA as Deputy-department head of teaching.

A stretch of the long border between Chile and Argentina. Photo: Delphini-1 and the delphiniteam.

2020.08.18 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Our student satellite Delphini-1 is going all in

The dedicated control team has been using a lot of lock-down hours at home to improve the camera settings for Delphini-1

Under the dark sky at Anholt, Jupiter and Saturn are not diffucult to spot. Photo: Frank Grundahl.

2020.08.18 | Department of Physics

What are they doing at IFA during the lock-down?

Three of the astronomers are e.g. taking a star-shower on Anholt!

2020.08.17 | Staff, Department of Physics, Public / media

Steen Hannestad is appointed for the academic council at DFF

Professor Steen Hannestad has been appointed as a new member of the Free Danish Research Council (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfonds (DFF)) academic council for Nature and Universe.

2020.08.14 | Staff, Public / media, Department of Physics

Talent award for young quantum physicist

Anne E. B. Nielsen has received the H.C. Ørsted Selskabet research talent award for her ground-breaking work within electromagnetism and quantum mechanics.

Somewhere in the middle of Africa, but where? Photo: Delphini-1

2020.07.20 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Summers greetings from Delphini-1

Even during the lock-down our students are working hard times communicating with our Aarhus University satellite.

2020.07.14 | Staff, Public / media, Students

New Postdoc - Björn Bastian

Björn Bastian started as new Postdoc in Marcel Mudrich´s group: Cluster-Dynamics Group on 1st July 2020.

How about spending a week in Berlin doing quantum mechanics?

2020.06.30 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Do you like quantum mechanics?

Would you like to come to Berlin from 1 to 7 November 2020? Sign up for our challenge. We will send two students from Denmark to "Quantum Future Academy 2020" with all expenses paid - and it might easily be you!

Electronic quantum states and the combination of atomic orbitals in the new two-dimensional semiconductor ReSe2. Illustration from the paper.

2020.06.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

New two dimensional semiconductor couples selectively to light

Recent paper in ACS Nano reveals surprising electronic properties in the new two dimensional semiconductor rhenium diselenid. Søren Ulstrup of IFA is coauthor.

ASTRID2 LEGO model with crew. All photos: Nyk Jones.

2020.06.13 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

While you were gone ASTRID and ASTRID2 have had a little sister

Those of you coming and going via the IFA main entrance have had no trouble discovering a fine LEGO model of our storage ring ASTRID2. Even though the model is super realistic, there is no danger of radiation at all, as the dome over the model absorbs all LEGOtron radiation!

Between two layers of graphene new effects occur when they are rotated with specific angles. Illustration from the paper.

2020.06.12 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Thin layers of carbon can be used as quantum electronic components

In a recent paper published in June 2020 researchers at IFA describe the construction of a functioning quantum component consisting of a double layer of graphene, and measurements of the properties using photoemission at nano scales

Elisabeth Gruber preparing a chlorophyll solvent for the SAPHIRA experiments. Photo: OJK/IFA.

2020.06.03 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

What do you do at IFA when the institute is closed?

Postdoc Elisabeth Gruber is one of the researchers that were granted special access to IFA during the corona-closedown.

New interdisciplinary project will measure saturation vapor pressure of low volatile substances

2020.05.25 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Handling the pressure

New interdisciplinary project will measure saturation vapor pressure of low volatile substances

One of ASTRID2s dipole magnets, open during installation. Photo: ISA

2020.05.19 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

COVID-19 research welcomed at ASTRID2

Are you doing research related to SARS-CoV-2 therapies or vaccines? We will give you priority access to our facilities at ISA

The Delta Scuti-star beta Pictoris. Photo: ESO

2020.05.12 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

The variable delta Scuti stars reveal some of their secrets

Danish National Research Foundation centre in Aarhus has a central role in some newly discovered details of the remarkable delta Scuti stars. To be published in Nature Wednesday 13. May

Hasse Stræde Hansen on location at the Mount Kent-observatoriet. Foto: HSH/SAC

2020.05.10 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

IFA astronomy student creates software in support of stellar research

For his master's thesis one of our Aarhus University students has developed software for automation and remote control of two new telescopes in Australia. These two telescopes are the most recent in the Danish-led SONG project, aimed at observing nearer stars and exoplanets.

2020.05.01 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

New Associate Professor: Simon Wall

Simon Wall has been employed as Associate Professor starting from 1 May.

This is an artist’s concept of a hot Jupiter exoplanet. Image credit: NASA / ESA / G. Bacon, STScI.

2020.05.01 | Research, Department of Physics, Public / media

First exo-atmospheric characterization from TESS data unveiled at SAC

SAC has characterized the atmosphere of an exoplanet using TESS data and in a new paper researchers present their findings.

2020.04.15 | Public / media, Staff, Department of Physics

Satellites can help with climate solutions

Satellite data can help us understand the changes happening on Earth. In a new podcast, Associate Professor Christoffer Karoff talks about the possibilities in data from satellites.

[Translate to English:] Figure Caption: A sound wave propagating in a Fermi gas, where strong interactions between two spin components lead to the formation of Cooper pairs and hence a superfluid phase.

2020.04.15 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

Making sound with strongly interacting matter

Article chosen as Editors Suggestion and highlighted in a Viewpoint in Physical Review letters.

2020.04.15 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New Scientific Coordinator

Pernille Grøne has been appointed research coordinator from 1 April

2020.04.15 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New Research Secretary

Hanne Bak has been employed as research secretary from 1 April

Photo: Mads Fredslund Andersen

2020.04.01 | Public / media, News, Department of Physics

COVID-19 closes the SONG telescope in Tenerife

The automated SONG telescope in Tenerife does not require on-site staff to conduct the observations of stars, yet the Corona virus has forced the leaders of the SONG project to shut down the observatory for at least two weeks.

Hasse Stræde Hansen in front of the telescope he has developed control software for during his master thesis.
Assembling the spectrograph in Australia. From left: Mads Fredslund Andersen, Frank Grundahl and Hasse Stræde Hansen

2020.03.06 | Public / media, Department of Physics, Staff

The new SONG Spectrograph has arrived in Australia

On the 4th of March 2020 the new SONG spectrograph arrived at the Mt. Kent Observatory in Queensland, Australia. The spectrograph was build in the basement at IFA and will be used to analyse the light from stars collected through two telescopes at the observatory.

2020.02.27 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

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”.

2020.02.20 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Investigation of the fine structure of antihydrogen

Article by Jeffrey Hangst et. al., in Nature 19 February 2020

2020.02.18 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Ragesh Kumar Thelakkadan Puthiyaveettil

Ragesh Kumar Thelakkadan Puthiyaveettil (Ragesh) joined ion trap group lead by Prof. Michael Drewsen in February 2020.

2020.02.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Attosecond quantum beats of inner-shell excited atoms

Article by Marcel Mudrich, IFA et al. in Nature Communications 14 February 2020

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