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The Niels Bohr Institute is the unification of the four previous institutes for the physical sciences at Copenhagen University: The Astronomical Observatory, The Ørsted Laboratory, The Geophysical Institute and The Niels Bohr Institute.

The fusion took effect from the 1st of January 1993 to strengthen the physics teaching and research capabilities of the University. Research at the institute now spans astronomy, geophysics, particle physics, quantum mechanics, nanotechnology and biophysics.

The Institute houses 10 research groups and 12 science centres. The Institute has 145 full-time and project-based academic staff, 95 technical staff and 85 PhD-students, as well as approximately 130 foreign researchers a year. The number of physics students is 710.

Scientific research is done in collaboration with many leading international research groups.

Niels Bohr Institute named Historic Site
The European Physical Society has declared the Niels Bohr Institute as a Historic Site with great international importance for developments in physics and research. The Niels Bohr Institute has been selected on this basis: “This is where the foundation of atomic physics and modern physics was created in a creative scientific environment inspired by Niels Bohr in the 1920s and 30s.” Read more >>