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Decay used to construct quantum information

24 November 2013

Usually, when researchers work with quantum information, they do everything they can to prevent the information from decaying. Now researchers at NBI have flipped things around and are exploiting the decay to create the...

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Monster gamma-ray burst in our cosmic neighbourhood

21 November 2013

Gamma-ray bursts are violent bursts of gamma radiation associated with exploding massive stars. For the first time ever, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have observed an unusually powerful gamma-ray

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Fabiola Gianotti awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour

01 November 2013

The LHC accelerator is running on ‘woman power’, such is a saying CERN. One of the great top female researchers is the particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti, who for four years has been the head of......

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Niels Bohr Institute part of the research project IceCube at the South Pole

18 October 2013

The Niels Bohr Institute is now officially admitted as a full member of the IceCube collaboration. IceCube is an enormous particle detector built into a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole.

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Nobel Prize for the Higgs mechanism

09 October 2013

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass

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French physicist receives Niels Bohr Gold Medal

07 October 2013

The prominent French physicist Alain Aspect received the Niels Bohr Gold Medal today. The medal will be presented at an event at the Honorary Residence at the Carlsberg Academy to be attended by Her Majesty the Queen

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Explosive dynamic behaviour on Twitter and in the financial market

07 October 2013

Over the past 10 years, social media has changed the way that people influence each other. By analysing data from the social networking service, Twitter, and stock trading in the financial market, researchers from the Niels Bohr...

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Niels Bohr on new 20 kroner coin

03 October 2013

On October 7th, Niels Bohr’s birthday, the Danish National Bank is issuing a new 20 kroner coin series with the theme ‘Great Danish scientists in physics and astronomy’ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Niels Bohr’s...

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Environmentally friendly cement is stronger than ordinary cement

16 September 2013

New research from NBI shows that cement made with waste ash from sugar production is stronger than ordinary cement. The ash helps to bind water in the cement so that it is stronger

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Quasar observed in 6 separate light reflections

07 August 2013

Using a special method where you observe light that has been bent by gravity on its way through the universe, a group of physics students from NBI have observed a quasar whose light has been deflected and reflected in

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