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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.

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.

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 difficult 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

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