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2019.05.29 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff

New Administrativ Officer: Mai Korsbæk

From 1st June Mai Korsbæk has been given a permanent position as Administrative Officer at IFA.

Marco Bianchi surrounded by a lot of tin foil - used as isolation around the ASTRID2 equipment. Photo: Omnibus.

2019.05.06 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

The AU Nightowls: Marco Bianchi at ASTRID2

You find Marco day and night by ASTRID2

2019.04.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Victor Silva Aguirre has been appointed associate professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University

Study of the history of the Milky Way to be strengthened via the appointment 1 April 2019 of a new associate professor.

Certificate for the prestigious Ertl award 2019. Photo: SU

2019.04.14 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award for Søren Ulstrup

This year's prestigious award for a young researcher's excellent work in surface physics goes to IFA Post-Doc.

The winning team for the Danish Science Show Championship 2019 after their dip in the Campus Lake. Photo: Fysikshow/AU

2019.04.09 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Fysikshow Aarhus ended in cold water after the Danish Championship in Science Show

On a highly supportive home turf Martin Hedevang and Kristoffer Kvist ended first among 7 competing teams this Saturday.

A hydrated electron is formed in water. Ill: the authors

2019.04.09 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

An old transient shines in new light - the formations dynamics of the hydrated electron

In Phys. Rev. Lett. Marcel Mudrich and Mykola Shcherbinin og IFA with an international team describe the elusive formation process of a hydrated electron in water.

[Translate to English:] Figur: Fysikerne observerede en tiltrækkende vekselvirkning mellem Cs-atomer, der blev overført af en omgivende gas af Li-atomer.

2019.04.09 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New interactions seen in an ultracold gas

Cold atom experiments have revealed a novel interaction between pairs of particles that is mediated by a surrounding quantum gas. Georg Bruun describes the discovery in Nature News and Views.

Professor Yong P. Chen

2019.04.08 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

From USA to Aarhus with hybrid quantum materials

Professor in nanotechnology and quantum physics Yong P. Chen from Purdue University, Indiana is to establish a significant research program at Aarhus University. The Villum Investigator Program has offered him Dkk 40 million to be used in his research at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Light interacts with the retinal molecules of the eye. Illustration: Anastasia Borchenkova.

2019.03.12 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Less than the Blink of an Eye

The first steps in the process of vision are incredbly fast. A physics group from AU have now solved a decades old riddle of the retinal molecule in a recent paper in Nature Communications of 14 March 2019.

Stellar eruption - but this time not in our direction! Illustration: Casey Reed/NASA.

2019.03.13 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

In 775 og 993 all of Earth was hit by enormous solar storms

It will happen again, and postdoc Stergios Misios has received DKr 1,9 mill from Villum Fonden to look into what will happen if we are hit by another huge storm in the near future. Stellar eruption - but this time not in our direction! Illustration: Casey Reed/NASA.

Rijuatha Jaganathan. Private photo.

2019.03.13 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

PhD student at IFA Rijutha Jaganathan has been invited to attend this year's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Some 580 young scientists under the age of 35 from 88 countries plus about 30 Nobel Laureates will meet this summer in Lindau, Germany for lectures, Science Walks, Panel Discussions and Master Classes.

The black sky, the blue horizon and the clouds. Photo: 8.3.2019 The Delphini-1 Team.

2019.03.12 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

First (nice) Light from Delphini-1

After quite some effort and a lot of sleepless nights (literally, as Delphini-1 passes over Aarhus during the night at the moment) we finally took, at least for us, the most beautiful pictures.

Kristian Knakkergaard Nielsen. Private photo

2019.03.07 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Kristian Knakkergaard Nielsen receives travel stipend

One of 20 EliteForsk travel stipends go to Ph.d. from IFA

ESS from the air. Particles will be accelrated along the building upwards towards the right. Photo: Perry Nordeng.

2019.03.07 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

ESS - the most effect efficient accelerator in the World

The recent copy of Aktuel Naturvidenskab brings a paper by IFA and ISA researchers Søren Pape Møller and Heine Dølrath Thomsen on progress, problems and solutions

Testing the radio link between Delphini-1 (in the box) and the AU control station from Jelshøj South of Aarhus. Photo: SAC/AU.

2019.02.28 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

Get an overview of the Delphini-1 satellite project from Aktuel Naturvidenskab

The first AU satellite gets a prominent exposure in the recent copy.

Orion Nebula with the SkyCam-2 telescope at SONG, Tenerife. Image: Mads Fredslund Andersen/SONG/AU

2019.02.21 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Beautiful result of the IFA Ideas 2015 competition

Mads Fredslund Andersen, Steallar Astrophysics Centre and in charge of the SONG-telescope onTenerife won the competition, and presents one of the fine results.

One of the trusty tools for doing air samples is a rebuilt vaccuum cleaner; here mounted on the inland ice of Greenland. Tina Šantl-Temkiv is checking the equipment. Photo: David Babb.

2019.02.19 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

PI-ICE - chasing bioaerosols in Antarctica

Sea foam is not only water and salt

Colliding exoplanets around Kepler-107 Sun-like star. Illustration: Zoe M. Leinhardt and Thomas Denman, University of Bristol.

2019.02.04 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Enormous planetary collision may explain weird twin exoplanets

Two of the exoplanets orbiting the star Kepler-107 are twins of size but they are by far of the same mass. Astronomers explain this as a result of a violent collision between two almost similar exoplanets in the far past. New paper in Nature Astronomy Letters of 4. February 2019.

[Translate to English:] Carlsbergfondets bomærke

2019.02.04 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Two out of 13 to receive new grants from Carlsbergfondet are from IFA

It is Thomas Pohl and Jeffrey Hangst, who are both to receive one of the prestigious "Semper Ardens" grants.

Delphini-1 shortly after being deployed from the ISS.  Photo: NASA and NanoRacks.

2019.02.04 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

Delphini-1 is on it's own in space - but still no contact

Thanks to the many that attended at Auditorium E last Thursday. We have not yet heard from the satellite, but we are still optimists.

2019.02.04 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Miguel Bastarrachea

Miguel Bastarrachea is a new postdoc in the group of Georg Bruun, and he joined the group 1 February 2019.

The dICD double ionization mechanism as imagined by the research group. Ill. M. Mudrich/IFA.

2019.01.28 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

2 for the price of 1: how double ionization becomes an efficient process

Recent paper in Nature Physics reveals the trick. IFA's Marcel Mudrich and ph.d. Mykola Shcherbinin are co-authors.

2019.01.22 | Department of Physics, Public / media

New postdoc - Miroslav Gajdacz

Miroslav Gajdacz has joined the team of Science at Home in the group of Jacob Sherson since January 2019.

The ISOLDE beamline that supplies the Miniball array. The first HIE-ISOLDE cryomodule can be seen in the background, in its light-grey cryostat.

2019.01.18 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

ISOLDE at CERN and IFA's Karsten Riisager are starring in a fine paper in Ingeniøren 18 January 2019

A well written and thorough presentation of the recent discoveries, a.o. of the double-magic nucleus Sn-132 and of the long term involvement of Danish researchers at the ISOLDE detector at CERN.

Associate professor Christoffer Karoff, Geoscience to lead the AU part of the ESA BIC initiative. Private photo.

2019.01.15 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Science and Technology to educate space entrepeneurs of the future

S&T is joining a cross disciplinary Space Entrepreneurship Program in collaboration with ESA, The European Space Agency, assuring that our students can participate in subjects within both space technology and entrepeneurship.

Head 3D printed in dose-sensitive material . The blue volume represents irradiated regions. Photo: IFA

2019.01.15 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Interdisciplinary research in radiation dosimetry at IFA and Aarhus University Hospital receives large grant

Peter Balling, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Ludvig Muren, Department of Clinical Medicine, AU have received an Interdisciplinary Synergy grant of almost 15 millioner DKK from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Anne Ersbak Bang Nielsen to recieve a Sapere Aude grant. Photo: DFF

2019.01.11 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Anne Ersbak Bang Nielsen receives Sapere Aude grant

Anne E. B. Nielsen is one of four young researchers from Science & Technology to receive the prestigious Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Independent Research Fund.

2019.01.11 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc – Peter Grünwald

Peter Grünwald is a new postdoc who joined the group of Thomas Pohl.

Amplitude and phase deivation versus polarization. Illustration from the paper.

2019.01.07 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Students, Staff

IFA-researcher is lead author in recent paper on single particle density matrices in optical lattices

IFA's Luis Ardila and coworkers study ultracold atoms in optical lattices in Physical Review Letters

IFA's Grete Flarup is interviewed for AU's 90th birthday

2018.12.23 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

IFA's Grete celebrates 90

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Aarhus University the university paper Omnibus brings interviews with some of the key personnel. Our Grete Flarup is one of the chosen few.

Target area at ISA, Aarhus University where the new results have been obtained. Photo: ZL, AU

2018.12.20 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Staff, Students

A layered conductive magnet: CrCl2(pyrazine)2 - promising new tuneable 2D material

Scientist from ISA, Department of Physics and Astronomy are involved in results that have been published in Nature Chemistry 10, 1056-1061 (2018).

The new TESS-exoplanet is a Hot Jupiter orbitiing a sun-like star. Illustration and video: Gabriel Perez Diaz, IAC

2018.12.19 | Staff, Public / media, Students, Department of Physics

The SONG-telescope confirms new exoplanet and gets brethren in Australia

From one SONG telescope on Tenerife the network will soon expand. (Sorry, in Danish only for now).

2018.12.07 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

Marcel Mudrich has received a Carlsberg grant

Marcel Mudrich has received a Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation (4.4 million Danish kroner) for a project aiming at unravelling how radiation damage occurs on the molecular scale.

Tension is released: Delphini-1 is on it's way. Photo: SK/AU foto

2018.12.06 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Delphini-1 is well underway to the ISS

The Falcon 9 rocket launcher carrying the Dragon freight module rose into a perfect blue sky over Florida on Wednesday 5 December danish time, and our AU satellite was on board

Delphini-1 soon to be in space. Image credit: GomSpace

2018.11.29 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

Delphini-1 launch has been postponed to Wednesday - come and join us!

We'll be following the launch of the first Aarhus University satellite Delphini-1 from the Lakeside Auditorium on Campus Wednesday 5 December from 18:00 to 21:00.

[Translate to English:] New interactive eBook on Rydberg physics

2018.11.26 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, PhD Students, Students

New interactive eBook on Rydberg physics

Concise review uses interactive figures to help building understanding.

The Kepler satellite ends it's career with at bang! New knowledge on Type Ia supernovae. Logo: NASA Keplerscience.

2018.11.26 | Department of Physics, Students, Public / media, Staff

Supernova ASASSN-18bt caught in the act

What happens exactly at the moment when a Type Ia supernova exoplodes? Astronomers from IFA are co-authors on a new paper in The Astrophysical Journal with a new discovery, partly based on data from the Kepler satellite.

Mockup of the Alice Challenge experimental setup. Illustration: ScienceAtHome, AU.

2018.11.14 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Students, Staff

Quantum physics turns social

Researchers develop a versatile remote interface to give citizen scientists control over a quantum gas experiment and start to unravel how humans solve complex, natural science problems

Wasp 33b is an "Ultrahot Jupiter" with aluminumoxide in it's atmosphere

2018.11.08 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

The atmosphere around ultra hot Jupiter-like exoplanet Wasp 33b contains aluminiumoxide

The discovery has been made with the OSIRIS spectrograph at Gran Telescopio Canarias by a group of astronomers led by IFA's Carolina von Essen.

2018.11.02 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Ltaief Ben Ltaief

Ltaief Ben Ltaief will join the group of Marcel Mudrich on 6th November 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher

2018.10.30 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media

New postdoc - Fabian Maucher

Fabian Maucher is a new postdoc in Thomas Pohl's group with interest in nonlinear physics, such as Bose-Einstein condensates, nonlinear optics and pattern formation in excitable media.

2018.10.30 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

New postdoc - Vincent Jarlaud

Vincent Jarlaud has joined the group of Michael Drewsen on 1 October 2018.

Jan Arlt in his laboratory, where he will soon study quantum fluctuations. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Foto

2018.10.29 | Department of Physics, Staff, Students, Public / media

New approach to quantum phenomena

Normally quantum fluctuations are difficult to study. In a recent Physical Review Letters publication IFA researchers Nils Byg Jørgensen, Georg Bruun and Jan Arlt describe a new way to do it.

2018.10.25 | Public / media, Staff, News for employees, Students, Department of Physics

Karsten Brogaard employed as part-time lecturer

Starting 1 September, Karsten Brogaard is employed for one year as an external lecturer at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Karsten will be course coordinator and instructing the course "Astronomy from observation to Science Communication".

Looking towards the IDS detector setup. Photo: CERN

2018.09.28 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

The ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS) gives improved results on delayed alpha decay for 16N. New paper in Physical Review Letters.

The IFA CERN-group has been one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the new IDS detector installation at CERN, and now the results start coming in.

The Universe is swinging when dense stars are dancing close

2018.09.28 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Students, Staff

LISA gets whistled at by some of the dense guys

Professor Thomas Tauris has been calculating how that might sound, and this is reported in a recent paper titeled "Disentangling Coalescing Neutron Star–White Dwarf Binaries for LISA" in Physical Review Letters.

2018.09.26 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, PhD Students

New postdoc - Earl Bellinger

Earl is a new post-doc in SAC who is interested in stellar structure, evolution, and pulsation

Differential rotation in the outer layers of the Sun

2018.09.19 | Department of Physics, Public / media, Students, Staff

Our Sun is turning - but not like the others.

The rotation of the Sun is a complicated matter, and astronomers are quite a bit away from a full understanding of why this is. 13 other sunlike stars behave in almost the same way.

Lars Bojer Madsen ew APS Fellow

2018.09.19 | Department of Physics, Staff, Public / media, Students

IFA professor becomes new Fellow of the American Physical Society

Congratulations to professor Lars Bojer Madsen, newly elected Fellow of APS. Lars is IFA professor in theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physics.

2018.09.17 | Department of Physics, Public / media

New postdoc: Deepnarayan Biswas

Deepnarayan Biswas has joined the group of Søren Ulstrup on 10th September, 2018.

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