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Culture Night at NBI – is this a rock concert here?

17 October 2011

Culture Night at NBI – is this a rock concert here?Many visitors there were indeed for this year’s Culture Night, when the Niels Bohr Institute once again opened its doors for a festive mix of physics and play. The nearly three thousand guests in attendance could experience...

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World leading researcher and new research center to the Niels Bohr Institute

07 October 2011

World leading researcher and new research center to the Niels Bohr InstituteCharles Marcus, one of the world’s absolute leading researchers in nanophysics, has received a grant of 61 million kroner from the Danish National Research Foundation to form a new research center at the Institute

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NEEM ice core drilling in Greenland provides comprehensive new results

06 October 2011

NEEM ice core drilling in Greenland provides comprehensive new results The drilling through the ice sheet at NEEM (77 N, 51V) was completed in August and now scientists can begin to review whether the drilling was a success. 14 nations participated in the scientific work at NEEM.

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'Dark energy' and 'dark matter' the focus of the Euclid space mission

05 October 2011

'Dark energy' and 'dark matter' the focus of the Euclid space missionThe future European space mission, Euclid, which the European Space Agency has just selected for launch in 2019, will have prominent Danish participation. Space Science Center at the University of Copenhagen and DTU...

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66 new telescopes to explore first solar systems and the primordial universe

30 September 2011

66 new telescopes to explore first solar systems and the primordial universe How do clouds of dust and gas surrounding newly formed stars become planets? – and how far back can you trace the building blocks of life? Danish astronomers will be researching this using the big new astronomical telescopes...

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Light from galaxy clusters confirm theory of relativity

28 September 2011

Light from galaxy clusters confirm theory of relativity Astrophysicists at the Dark Cosmology Centre at the NBI have managed to measure how the light is affected by gravity on its way out of galaxy clusters. The observations confirm the theoretical predictions...

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Astronomers discover new way to measure Universe

27 September 2011

Astronomers discover new way to measure UniverseAstronomers at Dark Cosmology Centre at Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute have found a new way to measure distances. Because their new method uses quasars, some of the brightest objects known.

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Particle faster than light

26 September 2011

Particle faster than lightBrand new data from CERN indicates a particle that moves faster than the speed of light. It breaks with everything that physicists have been relying on since Einstein put forward the theory of relativity.

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Satellite crashing down on Friday – Denmark barely in the danger zone

21 September 2011

Satellite crashing down on Friday ? Denmark barely in the danger zoneNASA’s defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will crash down to Earth on Friday, September 23. Precisely where and when is not known for certain and NASA will only be able to give a more definite...

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Four Faculties merge into two

19 September 2011

Fire fakulteter lægges sammen til toAt its September 15. meeting, the university board asked the university management to prepare a plan for how the four “wet” faculties can be reorganized.
 

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