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An important step towards new malaria medicine

12 April 2017

An important step towards new malaria medicineAn international research team, led by Sergey Kapishnikov and Jens Als-Nielsen from the X-ray and Neutron Science section at the Niels Bohr Institute, has developed new techniques in analyzing malaria infected red blood cells.

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First step towards photonic quantum network

25 January 2017

First step towards photonic quantum networkResearchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have now developed the first building blocks needed to construct complex quantum photonic circuits for quantum networks. This rapid development in quantum networks

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Newly discovered mechanism in cells can regulate the immune system

21 December 2016

Special proteins are important for the function of cells and play an important role in processes and effectiveness of the immune system. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed how concentrations

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The Sound of Quantum Vacuum

21 December 2016

Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment at NBI probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor membrane

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Scientific ‘facts’ could be false

20 December 2016

When is a scientific result true or false? Experiments always have a certain proportion of positive results and negative results, but scientific journals prefer to publish the positive results and new research from the Niels Bohr Institute...

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Newly formed stars shoot out powerful whirlwinds

14 December 2016

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system. For the first time they have seen how a powerful whirlwind shoot out from...

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Spinning Supermassive Black Hole: New Suspect in the Death of Unlucky Star

12 December 2016

In the search for truth, questioning accepted assumptions is the duty of any scientist. This necessity of investigating and reassessing our knowledge makes often way for newer, exciting hypotheses that continuously challenge

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Gerard ’t Hooft receives the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, 2016

30 November 2016

The Dutch professor of theoretical physics, Nobel laureate Gerard ’t Hooft has been awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, 2016 for his groundbreaking work on black holes, quantum gravity and quantum field theories.

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Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved

29 November 2016

Over the last year, researchers have observed some very faint, diffuse galaxies. The galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but are distributed over an area just as large as the Milky Way.

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University of Copenhagen partners with Microsoft to develop topological quantum computer

28 November 2016

Professor Charles Marcus will build the world's first topological quantum computer at the Niels Bohr Institute in collaboration with the Technical University of Delft and Sydney University under a Microsoft...

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