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Gaia on a mission to map billions of stars in the Milky Way

16 December 2013

On the 19th of December, the Gaia satellite will be launched and it will make the most precise measurements of the billions of stars in the Milky Way to date. Gaia is an astronomical satellite that measures the positions...

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Weather forecast for Christmas - a white Christmas?

12 December 2013

Will there be another storm and maybe a blizzard? No, we won’t get a white Christmas, assesses the Niels Bohr Institute’s weatherman, meteorologist Aksel Walløe Hansen.

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Explosive growth of young star

04 December 2013

New research from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, shows that a young, newly formed star in the Milky Way had such an explosive growth, that it was initially about 100 times brighter than it is now

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Niels Bohr Institute appointed Historic Site

02 December 2013

The European Physical Society has declared the Niels Bohr Institute as a Historical Site with great international importance for developments in physics and research.

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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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