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Discovery of the first planet the size of Earth

21 December 2011

Discovery of the first planet the size of Earth Astronomers from the NBI have participated in the first discovery of a planet the size of Earth. Using the Kepler satellite, astronomers have observed a solar system with five planets of which one is the size of the Earth

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Cosmic research picked in breakthroughs of 2011

16 December 2011

Cosmic research picked in breakthroughs of 2011Astronomers from NBI have developed a groundbreaking method for measuring long distances in the universe using light from quasars. Physics World has chosen this research as one of the most important breakthroughs in physics...

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News in the hunt for the Higgs particle

13 December 2011

News in the hunt for the Higgs particleThere is a live link from CERN, where researchers, including researchers from NBI, are taking part in the hunt for the Higgs particle. For 45 years they have been looking for this particle, which according to the...

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Andre Geim receives Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour

08 December 2011

Andre Geim receives Niels Bohr Institute Medal of HonourProfessor and Nobel laureate Andre Geim has been awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of physics, especially the results...

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Mysterious Christmas star explosion

01 December 2011

Mysterious Christmas star explosion Christmas Day 2010 the Swift satellite observed a very strange gamma-ray burst in the distant universe. Gamma-ray bursts are extremely powerful bursts of radiation predominantly associated with massive stars that die in a

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Ancient stars shed light on the prehistory of the Milky Way

15 November 2011

Ancient stars shed light on the prehistory of the Milky Way Some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way – a kind of stellar fossils contain abnormally large amounts of heavy elements like gold, platinum and uranium. Researchers at the NBI have with recent observations concluded how

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Billions in savings in health costs through reduced air pollution

14 November 2011

Billions in savings in health costs through reduced air pollution Air pollution causes people to get sick, and illness costs society money. A report from CEEH shows that there would be significant savings for society in a fossil free Denmark, around 2-3 billion kroner annually through 2030

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Giant star explosion casts light on distant galaxies

02 November 2011

Giant star explosion casts light on distant galaxies Astronomers including members from the NBI have used light from a distant gamma-ray burst to investigate the composition of matter in distant galaxies. Surprisingly, it turns out that some galaxies in the early universe

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Two giant grants from the EU to the Niels Bohr Institute

28 October 2011

Two giant grants from the EU to the Niels Bohr InstituteThe Niels Bohr Institute has received two large research grants totalling 35 million kroner from ERC. The two recipients are Eugene Polzik, professor and head of Quantop and Jan Ambjørn, professor with...

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Sea levels will continue to rise for 500 years

18 October 2011

Sea levels will continue to rise for 500 years Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute are part of a team that has calculated the long-term outlook for rising sea levels in relation to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollution of the atmosphere using climate models.

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