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Namely Names 2014/15
Biophysicist receives EliteForsk Award 2015
26 February 2015
Biophysics professor Lene Oddershede of the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute at the Faculty of Science will receive an EliteForsk Award - Denmark's largest public research award - on Thursday, February 26. Lene Oddershede's work mainly focuses on an interdisciplinary research domain where physics, biology and medicine merge.
Two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute receive large ERC grants
03 February 2015
Two researchers in astrophysics - Sune Toft, associate professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre and Jes Jørgensen, associate professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Science have each received 15 million kroner (approx. 2 million euro) from the European Research
Jan W. Thomsen receives annual teaching award at NBI
30 January 2015
“For more than five years, Jan Thomsen has captivated class after class as he takes students on a journey into the world of optics,” reads the justification from the students for recommending Jan Thomsen for the Niels Bohr Institute’s award for teacher of the year
Three researchers at NBI receive grants from the Villum Foundation
22 January 2015
Three researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, theoretical physicist Michael Trott, condensed matter physicist Jessica Bolinsson and astrophysicist Claudio Grillo have received grants totalling 13.4 million kroner from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme.
Lene Oddershede appointed professor
19 January 2015
Lene Oddershede, head of the research group Optical Tweezers at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been appointed professor of experimental biophysics. In the last year, Lene Oddershede has received a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation
14.5 million DKK for interdisciplinary cancer therapy project led by Lene Oddershede
07 January 2015
A new research project will work to develop a treatment that only affects cancer tumours locally. The treatment involves injecting tiny nanoparticles into the tumour, where they are irradiated and destroy the cancer from within.
ERC grants for two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute
18 December 2014
Two researchers from NBI, Albert Schliesser, Assistant Professor in Quantum Optics and Oliver Gressel, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Science has received grants totalling more than 21 million kroner from the European Research Council
Jérôme Chappellaz receives the Niels Bohr Institute’s Medal of Honour
26 November 2014
Jérôme Chappellaz is a glaciologist and the director of LGGE in Grenoble, France. He researches ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland and analyses the atmospheric composition in order to reconstruct past natural climate variations compared to the
Eugene Polzik receives Danish Association of Masters and PhDs’ Research Award
19 November 2014
Malte Olsen – 50 years of physics experiments, teaching, Mars and a physics column
29 October 2014
NBI’s physics column, Ask About Physics, is often called ‘Ask Malte’ and it is a very apt title as Malte Olsen is the editor of the popular column. Malte Olsen has 50 years of wide-ranging experience in the world of physics...
Professor Carl Christian Tscherning has died
27 October 2014
Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, Carl Christian Tscherning has died at the age of 72. Carl Christian Tscherning was a professor of geodesy, which is the study of the Earth’s shape and size. Even though he retired at the age of 70, he continued to work
Charles Marcus receives American research prize
15 October 2014
Charles Marcus, who is a professor and head of the Center for Quantum Devices at NBI has been awarded the prize for ’Research Excellence in Nanotechnology’ by the nanoscience centre, NBIC at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Over 12 million kroner to two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute
10 October 2014
Astrophysicist Lise Bech Christensen from the DARK Cosmology Centre and particle physicist Stefania Xella from the Discovery Center have both received grants of approximately 6-6½ million kroner from YDUN under the Danish Council for Independent
Albert Schliesser awarded international research prize
08 October 2014
Albert Schliesser, a research assistant professor at Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute has been awarded the research prize ‘Young Scientist Prize in Optics’ by the international physics organisation, IUPAP.
60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys led by Lene Oddershede
08 October 2014
Stem cells have the potential to develop into any type of cell and now the Danish National Research Foundation has awarded 60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys, that will conduct research into how to control stem cell
Namiko Mitarai part of a new Center of Excellence, BASP
07 October 2014
Bacteria are hardy and can survive in the most extreme stress conditions. The Danish National Research Foundation has allocated 50 million DKK for a new Center of Excellence, Center for Bacterial Stress Pesponse and Persistence, BASP, which will investigate the
Four researchers have 100-year anniversary between them
01 October 2014
Four researchers are celebrating their 25th anniversary. Three of the researchers are Morten Bo Madsen, Uffe Gråe Jørgensen and Kim Lefmann who are celebrating 25 years as state employees, while Stig Skelboe is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a professor.
New book about life as seen from physics
29 September 2014
Peter Ditlevsen receives EU grant to research abrupt climate change
11 September 2014
The EU has allocated four million Euros (29.7 million kroner) to an international network of researchers who will try to understand critical changes in complex dynamic systems in nature, in technology and in society
50 busy years with stars, telescopes and international collaboration
02 September 2014
Johannes Andersen is an associate professor of astronomy at the Niels Bohr Institute. His work has been half instrument development and half research with the instruments – and then an additional half a lifetime of international collaboration
Nothing but 12´s throughout entire physics programme
01 September 2014
Julius Bier Kirkegaard has only scored 12s throughout all five years of his studies at the Niels Bohr Institute. He has received a 12 in all exams and for the final bachelor and master projects, both in biophysics.
New collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and DMI
29 August 2014
Two of DMI’s foremost climate researchers will join the Niels Bohr Institute as adjunct professor and associate professor respectively. They are research director Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen and climate research Peter Lang Langen
Biophysicist Pernille Yde receives prestigious award
18 August 2014
The Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science, SNU has awarded the prestigious Kirstine Meyer Grant to Pernille Yde for her research in biophysical computer models with special focus on inflammation and diabetes.
Brian Møller Andersen receives 1.2 million kr. for research into superconductors
08 August 2014
Collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute and Microsoft over the computers of the future
09 July 2014
As part of their investment in research into quantum information technology, Microsoft is collaborating with Professor Charles Marcus, head of the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) at the Niels Bohr Institute
The final funding for ESS is now secured
07 July 2014
After a long delay Germany last Friday July 4 formally signed an agreement with Sweden and Denmark on the co-funding of the European Spallation Source (ESS). All funding is now secured and the construction which will begin this summer in Lund, Sweden
Four researchers from Ice and Climate among the most cited in geoscience
03 July 2014
On the list of the most cited researchers in the world are four researchers from the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute: Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Associate Professor Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Associate Professor Matthias Bigler...
Grants from FNU to Astrophysics and Biophysics
30 June 2014
Two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, Marianne Vestergaard at the Dark Cosmology Centre and Lene Oddershede in Optical Tweezers have both received grants of approx. 6-6½ million kroner from FNU
FNU grants to Biophysics and Oceanography
25 June 2014
Trading at 'light' speed
23 June 2014
Kenneth Skovhede, who has a PhD in eScience has received a three-year industrial postdoc to develop new programming tools that will make it possible to accelerate high-speed equity trading of the stock market
Two NBI researchers receive Sapere Aude grants
19 June 2014
Two NBI researchers, Charlotte Fløe Kristiansen, a professor in theoretical high energy physics and Albert Schliesser, an assistant professor in quantum mechanics have both received grants from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
The ALICE group at NBI receives 6½ million kroner to research primordial soup
16 June 2014
The ALICE group at NBI has received a grant of 6½ million kroner from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences to research the universe’s primordial soup using collisions of atomic nuclei at the LHC at CERN.
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, new adjunct professor of high energy astrophysics
19 May 2014
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, USA, and he is also head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz Institute. He is now employed as adjunct professor at Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr
Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receives European Agassiz Medal
08 May 2014
Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, head of the Centre for Ice and Climate at NBI, has been awarded the Louis Agassiz Medal by the EGU (European Geoscience Union). She is receiving the medal for her outstanding scientific contributions in glaciology and...
Klaus Mosegaard new professor of geophysics - again
30 April 2014
Klaus Mosegaard is a geophysicist and researches the Earth’s internal processes and the geological structure of the subsurface using mathematical modeling. Now he is back at the Niels Bohr Institute as professor and head of the research group...
NBI publications on ESO’s top 20 list
31 March 2014
Johan Samsing receives the prestigious Einstein Fellowship
20 March 2014
Johan Samsing, who is just about to complete his PhD at Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, has just been awarded one of the most prestigious research fellowships in astrophysics, the so-called ‘Einstein Fellowship’
Mars research receives FNU grant
13 February 2014
Morten Bo Madsen, who leads the Mars Group in Astrophysics and Science at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of just over 3.8 million kroner from FNU, the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences.
Bo Vinther receives 7 million kroner from the Research Council for ice core research
06 February 2014
Bo Vinther, associate professor in the research group Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a Sapere Aude grant of 7 million kroner from the Danish Council for Independent Research.
Lab managers and instructors win this year’s Jens Martin Prize
05 February 2014
6.7 million DKK for Danish CERN research
23 January 2014
Research at CERN receives 6.685 million Danish kroner from NUFI, the National Committee for Research Infrastructure under the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The funds are granted for the operation and the development of...
10.8 million kroner for research into quantum information technology
16 January 2014
Two researchers, Mark Rudner and Michael J. Kastoryano from the Niels Bohr Institute, have received support from the VILLUM FOUNDATION’s Young Investigator Programme for research into quantum information technology.
Eugene Polzik’s research chosen as the year’s best by Ingeniøren
03 January 2014
Ingeniøren (The Engineer) has chosen Eugene Polzik’s research on teleporation as the year’s most important Danish research results in science. Eugene Polzik is the head of the research group Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute