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Previous Activities 2018

NBIA Seminar: Shane Davis

15 January 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: How Black Holes Dine above the Eddington "Limit" without Overeating or Excessive Belching Read more

Kick-off 2018

25 January 2018 kl. 08.30

Årets opstartsmøde for NBIs ansatte Read more

Discovery Colloquium: Stephen Parke

05 February 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: Why we need precision in Neutrino Physics Read more

NBIA Colloquium: Peter Ditlevsen

09 February 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: Predictability in weather and climate problems: a tale of many timescales
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NBIA Seminar: Hannes-S. Zechlin

19 February 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: Unveiling the unresolved extragalactic gamma-ray sky Read more

Quantum Optics Colloquium by Markus Aspelmayer

21 February 2018 kl. 15:00

Titel: Quantum optomechanics with levitated solids: challenges and perspectives
Markus Aspelmayer, University of Vienna Read more

NBIA Seminar: Jane Dai

26 February 2018 kl. 2:15

Title: Super Eddington Accretion in Tidal Disruption Events Read more

PhD defense by Jose Enedilton Medeiros Pereira

02 March 2018 kl. 13:00

Hydrogen Bond Dynamics in Bioactive Molecules by Neutron Scattering and Density Functional Theory
This thesis presents results on hydrogen dynamics in systems with biological properties analyzed using a combination of neutron spectroscopy and density function calculations (DFT), further supported by calorimetric studies and Raman spectroscopy. The studied biomaterials were of increased complexity ranging from crystalline amino acid and antipsychotics drugs to confined water in human dentine and state of the art systems for oral delivery of the Hepatitis B protein antigen. To this end, the ev...
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PhD defense by Jose Enedilton Medeiros Pereira

02 March 2018 kl. 13:00

Hydrogen Bond Dynamics in Bioactive Molecules by Neutron Scattering and Density Functional Theory Read more

Discovery Colloquium: Alexei Smirnov

05 March 2018 kl. 2:15

Title: Strange effects in neutrino oscillations Read more

Karrieredagene 2018

09 March 2018 kl. 09:30

Kom med til Danmarks største job- og karrieremesse for alle højtuddannede og studerende på videregående uddannelser – Karrieredagene 2018. Read more

NBIA Seminar: Miguel Mostafa

12 March 2018 kl. 11:00

Title: Recent results from the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory Read more

Master's thesis defense by Andreas Pedersen

16 April 2018 kl. 13

Case Studies of Climate Change Impact on Heavy Precipitation Read more

Workshop on understanding Convective Self-Organization

25 April 2018 kl. 08:00-21:00

Join this small and focused workshop on simple, idealized, models related to the self-organization of the convective cloud field. Read more

NBIA Seminar: Rasmus S. L. Hansen

14 May 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: The onset of neutrino oscillations in supernovae Read more

NBIA Colloquium: Charles Bennett

18 May 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: Is there such a thing as private information?
One of the original motivations for quantum information theory was the use of quantum effects to protect the privacy of classical communications.  Yet the new theory, which has grown to elegantly encompass all of classical informatics, has undermined the very notion of classical private information, by showing that it sits on a slippery slope between quantum information and public information.
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NBIA Colloquium: Poul Erik Lindelof

25 May 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: Applying Modern Physics to Archaeology
In recent years, much progress has been made in measuring archaeological ages. Among new methods is the study of radioisotopes other than the standard workhorse, C-14. I shall describe work I have done with K-40 which establishes that humans inhabited the island of Flores in Indonesia one million years ago. Read more

NBIA Colloquium: Eric Siggia

01 June 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: Exploring embryonic patterning with colonies of human embryonic stem cells. 
Embryology at the beginning of the 21st century finds itself in a situation similar to neurobiology; the behavior of the component pieces is understood in some detail, but how they self-assemble to become life is still very hazy.
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PhD Defense by Michael Lundemann

04 June 2018 kl. 14:00

Multimodality imaging for glioblastoma management
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive primary brain tumor, and despite being relatively rare, it has a devastating impact on patients and their families. The aim of this PhD project was to evaluate the pattern of recurrence after introduction of positron emission tomography (PET) for radiotherapy planning and to investigate the feasibility of advanced, multi-modality imaging for glioblastoma management. The results showed that patterns of failure remained unchanged after the clinical introduction ...
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NBIA Seminar: Christian Byrnes

11 June 2018 kl. 14:15

Title: Solar mass black hole formation during the QCD phase transition Read more

NBIA Seminar: Johan Samsing

20 June 2018 kl. 14:00

Formation of High Eccentricity Black Hole Mergers Observable by LIGO and LISA: Results from General Relativistic N-body Dynamics Read more

Simons Lecture: Charles Bennett (1)

25 June 2018 kl. 11:00 (sharp)

Quantum Information for Beginners, Part I Read more

Simons Lecture: Charles Bennett (2)

26 June 2018 kl. 11:00

Quantum Information for Beginners, Part II Read more

Simons Lecture: Charles Bennett (3)

27 June 2018 kl. 11:00

Occam's Razor, Boltzmann's Brain, and Wigner's Friend
Toward a mathematical home for our classical phenomenome Read more

Master thesis defense by Santosh Kuppens

28 June 2018 kl. 10:00

Inversion of a Zero-Incidence Seismic Trace Read more

Master's Thesis Defence by Oli Dagmann Johannsson

28 June 2018 kl. kl. 13.00

Titel: GPU accelerated Pattern Library based Multiple-Point Geostatistics Read more

Master's Thesis Defence by Tue Holm-Jensen

04 July 2018 kl. kl. 13.00

Titel: Full wavefield inversion of ground-penetrating radar tomographic data using machine learning methods Read more

PhD Thesis Defence by Rasmus Bødker Madsen

03 August 2018 kl. 13:30

Seismic acquisition is the major provider of geophysical data for large-scale hydrocarbon exploration purposes. Large quantities of data-rich seismic surveys hampers a proper integration of geophysical data and geological prior knowledge, due to computational demands. To remedy this, simplified and approximate models, and mathematically convenient priors are applied to allow computationally faster solutions. It is in particular difficult to obtain reliable uncertainty estimates of the physical p...
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NBIA Colloquium - Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture

17 August 2018 kl. 14:15

Speaker: Gerard 't Hooft: The quantization of black holes and its impact on particle physics and general relativity
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Master Thesis Defense: Mastawesha Misganaw Engdaw

23 August 2018 kl. 10:00

Assessing Future Changes in Drought in CORDEX Regional Climate Models over Drought Prone Region; East Africa Read more

PhD Defense by Asger Johannes Skjøde Bolet

24 August 2018 kl. 10:00

Title: Electrohydrodynamics in one and two phases Read more

Master Thesis Defense by Silas Boye Nissen

24 August 2018 kl. 10:30

Title: Four simple rules that are sufficient to generate the mammalian blastocyst  Read more

NBIA Seminar: Alex Schekochihin

27 August 2018 kl. 14:00

Title: Ion vs. Electron Heating by Plasma Turbulence Read more

Master Thesis by Nanna Isabella Østerlund

29 August 2018 kl. 10:30

Titel: Spatiotemporal dynamics and interaction of M13 phage with its satellite phage

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Master Thesis Defense by Indra Heckenbach

29 August 2018 kl. 13:00

Titel: Understanding Stem Cell Pluripotency and Differentiation as a Complex Dynamic System  Read more

Master Thesis Defense by Marie Heldgård Pedersen

29 August 2018 kl. 9:00

Titel: Development of modelling tools to infer transition rates in mouse embryonic stem cells. Read more

MSc defence: Stavros Mougiakakos

31 August 2018 kl. 12:00

Title: Effective Field Theory in Gravity and Cosmology On the Radiative Stability of Inflation Read more

PhD defense by Amel Durakovic

03 September 2018 kl. 10:00

Title: On the Likely Structure and Origin of Primordial Fluctuations
The primordial power spectrum (PPS) of curvature perturbations, believed to have been generated by inflation, is usually assumed to be a featureless, nearly scale invariant, power law. These perturbations are imprinted on the CMB and have grown through gravitational instability in dark matter to create the large-scale structure (LSS), so can be reconstructed from CMB and LSS measurements. Read more

NBIA Seminar: Eugene Churazov

10 September 2018 kl. 14:00

Title: Why are there so many successful AGN Feedback models? Read more

Master defense by Bjarke Kofoed Reimann

14 September 2018 kl. 13:30

Decoupling Limit and Supersymmetry of $D3$-Branes in Varying Kalb-Ramond Field Backgrounds
"This thesis deals with the Dirac-Born-Infeld action describing a $D3$-brane in the background of different Kalb-Ramond fields. In the first part the decoupling limit $l_s \rightarrow 0$ of the DBI-action is taken and shown to be equivalent to $\mathcal{N}=4$ Super Yang-Mills for constant Kalb-Ramond field. For varying Kalb-Ramond field this is hypothesised to be equivalent to $\mathcal{N}=4$ SYM with varying theta-angle and Yang-Mills coupling. An action for this is derived by dimensional reduc...
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NBIA Seminar: Carlos A. Arguelles

18 September 2018 kl. 10:30

Title: New Physics Searches with TeV Atmospheric and Astrophysical Neutrinos: Challenges and Results Read more

GAMP/QMATH seminar by Michael Freedman: The flux of quantum information

20 September 2018 kl. 15:30

Title: The flux of quantum information. Read more

Celebration of completed M.Sc.s 2017/18

21 September 2018 kl. 16:00

Students who completed your M.Sc. thesis at NBI in the study year 2017/18, Read more


03 October 2018 kl. 19:30

Hvad er det for en fantastisk virkelighed, du befinder dig i? Hvor tæt eller dybt kan vi gå ned i naturens godt skjulte hemmeligheder? Read more


10 October 2018 kl. 17:00

Hvad er forholdet mellem fakta, fortolkningen, forudsigelser og forståelse? Det gælder om at være i besiddelse af de rette principper, en investeringsmæssig, institutionel og innovativ platform samt en seriøs og systematisk søgende praksis. Read more


10 October 2018 kl. 19:30

Hvad satte livets mirakuløse processer i gang? Ligger det i proteinernes komplekse natur, at vi skal dø, eller kan forskerne gennem teknisk snilde snyde døden i det uendelige? Read more

MSc Project Info Day

12 October 2018 kl. 09:00

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) invites MSc students to the MSc Project Info Day on October 12th at Blegdamsvej 17. Join us on that day to learn more about the diverse research programme at NBIA. You will have the chance to chat with scientists about their research and the possibilities to carry out your MSc projects at NBIA.

Further infos and registration can be found here: www.nbia.dk/mscday2018

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17 October 2018 kl. 17:00

Ørsted bidrog til fremskridt i erkendelse og dermed muligheden for praktisk udnyttelse af den fysiske virkelighed, men var opdagelsen af atomkernens dynamiske struktur en harmonisk opdagelse, og bidrog den til bæredygtige fortolkninger og forståelse af de faktuelle forhold? Read more


17 October 2018 kl. 19:30

Men hvordan? Skal mennesket og mere generelt livsprocesserne betragtes som molekylære mirakler eller blot som maskiner? Read more

Master thesis defense by Junang Wang

23 October 2018 kl. 10:15

Superfluid Stiffness of Disordered Superconductor

Disordered supercondoctor is still a rich field, which is full of mysteries, to study. The essential mechanism behind them is the key to understand microscopic condensated particles' behaviors. In this thesis, we review the BCS theory and Bogoliubov-de Gennes equations and study the superfluid stiffness in a conventional disordered s-wave superconductor. We point out the criteria of a disordered supercondoctor and confirm the effect of Tc enhancement by impurites. We also study unconventional hi...
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24 October 2018 kl. 17:00

Siden Hubbles opdagelse af universets ekspansion er der sket meget i astronomien. Solen er kilden til livet på Jorden,  men  kan vi regne med, at den bliver ved med at sende sine energi- og livgivende stråler ned til os? Read more


24 October 2018 kl. 19:30

William James beskæftigede sig med f principperne bag personlighedens dannelse og udvikling.  Er vi kommet afgørende videre i vor forståelse af os selv? Read more

PhD Defense by Gaute Linga

25 October 2018 kl. 14:00

Title: Fluid Flows with Complex Interfaces: Modelling and Simulation from Pore to Pipe Read more

NBIA Seminar: Anna de Graaff

31 October 2018 kl. 14:00

Title: A search for missing baryons with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect Read more


31 October 2018 kl. 17:00

Men kan kvantemekanikken og molekylær biofysik forenes, og kan det forbedre vor forståelse af et sygdomsbillede? Hvilken udvikling er der ved at ske i den molekylære bio-fysik? Read more


31 October 2018 kl. 19:30

Hvorfor oplever vi skønhed i naturen og i videnskaben? Hvordan kan noget så ikke-materielt som bevidsthed opstå fra noget så ubevidst som stof? Read more


07 November 2018 kl. 17:00

Demokrit talte om atomer som partikler, som ikke kunne skabes, deles eller forsvinde. Men er naturens elementarpartikler i stedet strenge?   Read more


07 November 2018 kl. 19:30

Grundstoffernes Periodiske System og Standardmodellen skaber forståelse for principperne bag stoffets egenskaber og processer, men hvad fortæller de os mere konkret? Read more

MSc defense: David Damgaard

12 November 2018 kl. 12:00

Title: Scattering  Amplitudes for Strings and Particles
Abstract: This thesis studies the intersection between string theory amplitudes and quantum field theory amplitudes through the use of the CHY formalism. Read more


14 November 2018 kl. 17:00

Men forenes matematisk skønhed sig med materielle sandheder? Read more


14 November 2018 kl. 19:30

Er livet opstået tilfældigt og i strid med termodynamikkens 2. Hovedsætning? Read more

Master Thesis Defense by Alexandra Ankjær Michelsen

19 November 2018 kl. kl. 10:00

Titel: "Mathematical modeling of horizontal gene transfer through transduction".

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21 November 2018 kl. 19:30

Hvilke symfonier bærer vi selv rundt på i form af vores kæmpe fællesskab af en krop, der består af 37 mia. celler? Read more

NBI instruktorpris blok 3+4 2018

22 November 2018 kl. 16-18:00

Alle interesserede er hermed inviteret til uddelingen af Niels Bohr Institutets instruktorpris for blok 3+4 2018 Read more

Master thesis defense by Ditte Karina Nielsen

23 November 2018 kl. 13:30

NMR as Tools for Studying Chelation of Copper and Other Metal Ions into DOTA and DOTA-functionalized Molecules

The chelation of copper(II) to DOTA - 1,4,7,10 – tetraazacyclododecane – 1,4,7,10 – tetraacetic acid has by the influence of solvent-concentrations, pH and temperature been found to provide useful insights into the properties of the chelator-system. The chelation of copper(II) to the DOTA-molecule can be measured by the use of NMR-methods where the kinetics and stability of the molecule can be examined in order to understand the de- and trans- chelating pathways. When radionucl...
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24 November 2018 kl. 17:00

Sker ting tilfældigt, eller ser det blot sådan ud? Men hvad siger moderne fysik? Read more


28 November 2018 kl. 17:00

På Niels Bohr Institutet har der siden Hevesys virke været fokus på nuklearmedicinen, men hvad håber man at opnå med det tværvidenskabelige forskningsarbejde i en tid med ellers øget specialisering? Read more


28 November 2018 kl. 19:30

Er Danmark det rette sted for den fysiske forskning? Har vi de rette rammer til at skabe fortsatte forskningsmæssige fremskridt? Read more

NBIA Seminar: Kouichi Hirotani

03 December 2018 kl. 13:45

Title: Gamma radiation from the Direct Vicinity of Rapidly Rotating Black Holes Read more


06 December 2018 kl. 19:30

Har mennesket en fremtid for sig, eller er den forpasset?  Kan vi i den fælles jødisk-kristne kulturarv finde noget, som fremmer den enkeltes frihed og lykke? Read more

Waveguide QED with small and giant atoms – and a brief description of WACQT

18 December 2018 kl. 11.15

In this talk Göran Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden will briefly outline some recent results on spontaneous emission and scattering in systems with one or more two-level systems strongly coupled to a 1D field. Read more

PhD defence: Vincent Elfving

18 December 2018 kl. 13:15

The topic of this presentation is quantum information processing with quantum optical devices. Read more

Master thesis defense by Sidsel Winther

20 December 2018 kl. 10:00

Susceptibility-induced B-field inhomogeneities at the microstructural scale of brain white matter and the effect in diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Read more