Dark Cosmology Centre – University of Copenhagen

Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK) is an astrophysics research centre of excellence at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, focusing on the ‘dark Universe’: what is dark matter and dark energy, when did stars and black holes form, and what is the role of cosmic dust?


  • Søren Stobbe awarded the 2017 SCIENCE Business Prize

    • 24-05-2017
    • 38-year-old Associate Professor Søren Stobbe of the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute has been awarded  the 2017 SCIENCE Business Prize by the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Science. Søren Stobbe received the award for successfully conducting commercially-oriented research while inspiring his students to do the same. Likewise, 35-year-old Assistant Professor Mads Fiil Hjorth of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and 35-year-old Postdoc Svend Roesen Madsen of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences received the Business Prize for Young Researchers. They received their awards for conducting research in commercial contexts while inspiring others.  The 2017 SCIENCE Business Prize is worth 75,000 Danish kroner – the largest sum for a UCPH award, while the two business-minded younger researchers shared the second prize, each being awarded 37,500 kroner towards their future work. »
  • New astronomy center will reveal the cosmic dawn

    • 19-04-2017
    • Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new basic research centre funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in close collaboration with DTU Space. »

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Calendar DARK

  • SURF summer program

    • 19-06-2017
    • The CalTech SURF summer program will be held at DARK this year, from June 19 to September 1.

  • OPTICON Instrumentation School

    • 03-07-2017
    • The first OPTICON Instrumentation School will take place in Copenhagen on July 3-12, 2017. The school will bring 20 young European astronomers and engineers to University of Copenhagen to learn how to  do a 'Phase A' study of an astronomical instrument.


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