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Eugene Polzik receives DKK 10 million for fundamental research and innovation in quantum optics

20 November 2017

QUANTOP at the Niels Bohr Institute has attracted DKK 10 million funding from two funding agencies, the John Templeton Foundation (USA) and EUREKA – the European framework targeting cooperation between SMEs and research centers.

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Anja Andersen new Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology

20 November 2017

Anja C. Andersen has been appointed at the Niels Bohr Institute as Denmark’s first Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology, with the task of stimulating public interest in, and enthusiasm for, science.

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Anja C. Andersen has been awarded the Danish Authors' Society Literary Prize 2017

17 November 2017

The prize has previously been awarded, among others, to Ebbe Kløvedal Reich, Tor Nørretranders, Jørn Lund, Peter Øvig Knudsen, Jens Andersen, Ulrik Langen and Søren Ryge. This year, the prize is shared between Anja C. Andersen and Henrik Wivel.

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Mogens Høgh Jensen appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog

16 November 2017

Mogens Høgh Jensen was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by HM Queen Margrethe on the 275th anniversary of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, which took place on 13 November 2017.

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ERC Starting Grant for Jacob Bourjaily

23 August 2017

Jacob Bourjaily, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Niels Bohr International Academy, has been awarded a Starting Grant worth €1.5 million from the European Research Council (ERC).
 

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At the age of 85-year old, Erik Høg is planning a satellite to be launched in 20 years

04 July 2017

Erik Høg, who celebrated his 85th birthday earlier this year, has just had his fourth major astrometry project approved, a project that he started in 2013 and one that ESA is now joining. A satellite that will be launched in 20 years.

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Jan W. Thomsen appointed head of the Niels Bohr Institute

27 June 2017

Jan W. Thomsen comes from the post as Head of the Quantum Metrology Research Group at the Niels Bohr Institute, and he takes over as Head of Department on September 1, 2017.
 

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Søren Stobbe awarded the 2017 SCIENCE Business Prize

24 May 2017

38-year-old Associate Professor Søren Stobbe of the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute has been awarded  the 2017 SCIENCE Business Prize by the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Science. Søren Stobbe received the award for successfully conducting commercially-oriented research while inspiring his students to do the same. Likewise, 35-year-old Assistant Professor Mads Fiil Hjorth of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and 35-year-old Postdoc Svend Roesen Madsen of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences received the Business Prize for Young Researchers. They received their awards for conducting research in commercial contexts while inspiring others.  The 2017 SCIENCE Business Prize is worth 75,000 Danish kroner – the largest sum for a UCPH award, while the two business-minded younger researchers shared the second prize, each being awarded 37,500 kroner towards their future work.

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KU researcher with bad climate news won the Danish Research Result of the Year

28 April 2017

Gary Shaffer, Professor Emeritus at the Niels Bohr Institute, and Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen from DTU have made the year’s most important scientific discovery, according to the users of Videnskab.dk.

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New astronomy center will reveal the cosmic dawn

19 April 2017

Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new basic research centre funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in close collaboration with DTU Space.

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