LHC ready to hunt for Higgs
21 December 2009
”It has gone quickly creating collisions in the large particle accelerator, LHC at CERN, and the results are simply fantastic”, says a very happy physicist at the Niels Bohr Institute, Troels Petersen, though he is somewhat...
Astronomers find Super Earth-like planet
18 December 2009
A solid planet with potential for water and an atmosphere has been found only 40 light years from the Earth. The planet is approximately 6 times as large as the Earth and orbits a red dwarf star, which is approximately...
LHC breaks world record
10 December 2009
The Large Hadron Collider, LHC at CERN has now had proton-collisions at 2.36 TeV. That means that CERN has reclaimed the position as ‘the most powerful accelerator in the world’. The Tevatron at Fermilab in the US has only...
Tycho Brahe programme attracts star researchers
8 December 2009
”It is important to get the most talented researchers and with the new Sophie and Tycho Brahe Fellowship we have created a very prestigious programme, which can attract the sharpest young researchers in the world”...
Blast of collisions at CERN
25 November 2009
It succeeded – finally. After 25 years of planning, development and colossal construction the dream has come true – the first collisions took place in the Large Hadron Collider, LHC at CERN in Switzerland...
The Almanac is flying off the shelves
18 November 2009
The Danish Almanac, the little yellow astronomical calendar from the University of Copenhagen has been nothing less than a hit. After many years of a steady, but quiet life it has suddenly become so popular that extra...
Danish nanowires have great potential
3 November 2009
Superstring theory useful for experimental physics
30 October 2009
Superstring theory aims to explain the laws of physics from extremely small strings in various states. Theoretical superstring theory is therefore normally not considered to be particularly relevant for practical particle...
Greenhouse gasses cause rise in sea level
28 October 2009
How much the sea will rise in the future is fiercely debated and there is also heated discussion over its cause. Both natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions and solar radiation as well as man’s greenhouse gas emissions...
Space travel to distant galaxies
23 October 2009
Is it possible to travel with a spaceship to a distant galaxy, located millions of light years out in the universe, and then travel back to the Earth again? Yes, theoretically, says the Australian astrophysicist, Berian James, who has...