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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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Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas

11 October 2016

Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gasResearchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a system consisting of two stars with three rotating planet-forming accretion discs around them. It is a binary star where each star has its own planet-forming...

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Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing

11 October 2016

Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing A group of researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have examined how a communication network can arise within a new experiment called Expert Game. They discovered that the driving mechanism for...

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Robert Feidenhans’l resigns as head of the Niels Bohr Institute

06 October 2016

Robert Feidenhans’l resigns as head of the Niels Bohr InstituteRobert Feidenhans’l, professor and head of the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Management Board of the large European research facility XFEL in Hamburg.

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Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet

27 September 2016

Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheetBy analysing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was in the past. The results have just published in the research journal Scientific

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Effective reflection of light for quantum technology

23 September 2016

Effective reflection of light for quantum technologyResearchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new method where they create a very strong interaction between light and atoms, which means that the light can be controlled and reflected on a glass fiber.

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First step in the Deep Space mission

21 September 2016

First step in the Deep Space missionDeep Space is a project that will use a new specially designed telescope to look far into space in order to observe radiation from the early universe. The equipment will be placed at Summit in the middle of the...

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Acidity in atmosphere minimised to preindustrial levels

19 September 2016

Acidity in atmosphere minimised to preindustrial levels New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialisation in the 1930s. The results come from studies of the Greenland

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