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Hubble searches for the origin of the first galaxies

13 September 2018

How did the first galaxies come to be? The Buffalo project, a new Hubble Frontier Fields Program to study the first galaxies with the The Hubble Space Telescope has started to conduct a large survey which will be completed over the coming year.

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Boosting gravitational wave detectors with quantum tricks

03 September 2018

A group of scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) at the University of Copenhagen will soon start developing a new line of technical equipment in order to dramatically improve gravitational wave detectors.

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New observations link gigantic star collisions to homeless short duration gamma ray bursts

26 July 2018

Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have been involved in detecting a beam of light that provides a link between neutron star mergers and short duration gamma ray bursts. The result is now published in Nature Astronomy.

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Prehistoric lunar eclipse hits Denmark on 27 July

25 July 2018

On Friday, July 27th, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Denmark, if weather permits. That the lunar eclipse has prehistoric roots may sound a little strange. The explanation is that lunar eclipses follow a 19-year cycle.

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One more spin makes the whole difference. Success with complex quantum states at the Niels Bohr Institute

23 July 2018

Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have, for the first time, succeeded in producing, controlling and understanding complex quantum states based on two electron spins connected to a superconductor.

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Astrophysicists are thrilled about finding a source from where the cosmic ‘ghost particles’ originate

13 July 2018

A magnificent research project located under the ice of the South Pole has found a connection between emission of the mysterious neutrinos and the active galaxies, blazars. One of the involved scientists at the University of Copenhagen tells that it is an important piece in understanding cosmic rays

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Milky Way type dust particles discovered in a galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth

03 July 2018

An international research team, with participation from the Niels Bohr Institute, has found the same type of interstellar dust that we know from the Milky Way in a distant galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth.

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Here is what it looks like, when a massive black hole devours a star

29 May 2018

Jane Lixin Dai and Professor Enrico Ramirez from DARK Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have recently provided the scientific community with a much-needed computer model.

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Neutron scattering brings us a step closer to the quantum computer

29 March 2018

A major challenge for future quantum computers is that you have to keep the quantum information long enough to make calculations on it – but the information only has a very short lifespan, often less than a microsecond.

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A dusty atmosphere caused extreme global cooling

21 February 2018

In recent Earth history, climate has varied following ~100,000 year, and during the coldest glacial conditions, global mean temperatures were about 5 °C cooler than present.

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