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New record for measurement of atomic lifetime

07 September 2011

New record for measurement of atomic lifetime Researchers at NBI have measured the lifetime of a stable energy level of magnesium atoms. The new measurements show a lifetime of up to approx. ½ hour. This is the longest ever measured in a laboratory.

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Quantum optical link sets new time records

17 August 2011

Quantum optical link sets new time records The key component in quantum communication over long distances is entanglement between two atomic systems. Entanglement is very fragile and up until now researchers have only been able to maintain the...

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Record number of new physics students

12 August 2011

Record number of new physics students 172 new students will begin physics studies at the Niels Bohr Institute this year. That is 40 more than last year’s intake, also a record. It simply surpasses everything.
 

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Large variations in Arctic sea ice

05 August 2011

Large variations in Arctic sea iceFor the last 10,000 years, summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been far from constant. For several thousand years, there was much less sea ice in The Arctic Ocean – probably less than half of current amounts.

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ESS Science Symposia launched at the Niels Bohr International Academy in Copenhagen

18 July 2011

ESS Science Symposia launched at the Niels Bohr International Academy in CopenhagenThe first ESS Science Symposium at Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) was held in Copenhagen in late June, an NBIA conference on ESS research that initiates a series of annual workshops...

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Extreme gamma radiation from black hole in a distant galaxy

17 June 2011

Extreme gamma radiation from black hole in a distant galaxy The extreme gamma radiation is most likely due to a star that has been swallowed up by a super massive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. The gamma radiation was observed by researchers from NBI.

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New insights into the 'hidden' galaxies of the universe

14 June 2011

New insights into the 'hidden' galaxies of the universeA unique example of some of the lowest surface brightness galaxies in the universe have been found by an international team of astronomers lead by the Niels Bohr Institute. The galaxy has lower amounts of heavier...

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New results about the primordial universe from the CERN experiments

25 May 2011

New results about the primordial universe from the CERN experiments The three LHC-experiments (ALICE, ATLAS and CMS), which study lead-collisions have presented their latest results at the international Quark Matter 2011 conference, held in Annecy in France with over 750 participants...

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New insights into DNA under the influence of strong forces

24 May 2011

New insights into DNA under the influence of strong forces Researchers in biophysics, including members from the Niels Bohr Institute, have discovered new properties of DNA and observed a number of phenomena of great importance for cellular mechanisms.

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New X-ray method for understanding brain disorders better

12 May 2011

New X-ray method for understanding brain disorders better Researchers from NBI have developed a new method for making detailed X-ray images of brain cells. The method can map the myelin sheaths of nerve cells, which are important for conditions such as multiple sclerosis...

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