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Darach Watson modtager Dansk Magisterforenings Naturvidenskabelige Forskningspris 2017

13 September 2017

Darach Watson fra Dark Cosmology Center på Niels Bohr Institutet har opfundet en metode til at måle afstande i universet og har opdaget den fjerneste støvholdige galakse. Derfor får han DA´s naturvidenskabelige forskningspris 2017.

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ERC Starting Grant for Jacob Bourjaily

23 August 2017

Jacob Bourjaily, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Niels Bohr International Academy, has been awarded a Starting Grant worth €1.5 million from the European Research Council (ERC).
 

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At the age of 85-year old, Erik Høg is planning a satellite to be launched in 20 years

04 July 2017

Erik Høg, who celebrated his 85th birthday earlier this year, has just had his fourth major astrometry project approved, a project that he started in 2013 and one that ESA is now joining. A satellite that will be launched in 20 years.

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Jan W. Thomsen appointed head of the Niels Bohr Institute

27 June 2017

Jan W. Thomsen comes from the post as Head of the Quantum Metrology Research Group at the Niels Bohr Institute, and he takes over as Head of Department on September 1, 2017.
 

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New astronomy center will reveal the cosmic dawn

19 April 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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Huge grant to quantum research

19 April 2017

Danish National Research Foundation is willing to donate up to 62 million kroner to a new research centre at the Niels Bohr Institute. The new Centre of Excellence will be named Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy – Q).

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Large ERC grant for Kim Sneppen

05 April 2017

Large ERC grant for Kim SneppenAn advanced ERC grant for Kim Sneppen of DKK 16.500.000 was awarded for development of new methods and models to explore the diverse and complex world within and between cells, for investigating how diversity emerges and is maintained...

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The Villum Foundation invests 80 MDKK in the dark universe and climate change

20 March 2017

Niels Bohr Institute Professors Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Centre for Ice and Climate and Jens Hjorth, Dark Cosmology Centre, have obtained a grant of nearly 40 million Danish crowns each, from the new Villum Investigator program.

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The Villum Foundation invests 80 MDKK in the dark universe and climate change

20 March 2017

Niels Bohr Institute Professors Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Centre for Ice and Climate and Jens Hjorth, Dark Cosmology Centre, have obtained a grant of nearly 40 million Danish crowns each, from the new Villum Investigator program.

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Niels Bohr Institute welcomes 6 new Marie Curie Fellows

22 February 2017

Niels Bohr Institute collects 6 Marie Curie grantsFrom “Quantum Supremacy” to planet-disks interactions, the Niels Bohr Institute opens its doors to ever more scientific excellence, with 6 new Marie Curie Grants for a total of € 1,3 million, so just short of 10 Million DKK.

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Carlsberg supports Danish Mars research

30 January 2017

Morten Bo Madsen, head of the Mars Group at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of 2.5 million kroner from the Carlsberg Foundation for the project: A Field Trip 250 million km from home – Salary for Essential Expert and Materials...

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Most of the world is dark

20 January 2017

"The universe is dark – and mainly consists of dark matter and dark energy. Only 5% of the universe is composed of luminous matter from galaxies, planets and stars. Yet little is known about the rest of the universe. But we do know that it is there, because dark matter interacts with gravitational forces," according to Professor Jens Hjorth.

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Brian Møller Andersen receives grant from the Carlsberg Foundation

19 January 2017

Brian Møller Andersen receives grant from the Carlsberg FoundationBrian Møller Andersen, associate professor in the research group, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute has received a grant of 3.2 million kroner from the Carlsberg Foundation for the project: Superconductivity of New Materials.

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Christa Gall starts as Associate Professor and Carlsberg Fellow

02 January 2017

Welcome to Christa Gall, who started December 1 2016 as Associate Professor, funded by her Carlsberg grant. Her project is titled "Hunting molecules in supernovae".  

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Spinning Supermassive Black Hole: New Suspect in the Death of Unlucky Star

12 December 2016

In the search for truth, questioning accepted assumptions is the duty of any scientist. This necessity of investigating and reassessing our knowledge makes often way for newer, exciting hypotheses that continuously challenge

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Congratulations to the DARK Junior Research Fellows

05 December 2016

Congratulations to the DARK Junior Research Fellows on their completed projects. A workshop was held on Friday, Dec. 2nd to showcase their projects.

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Francesco Valentino starts as DARK Fellow

31 October 2016

Welcome Francesco Valentino, who starts November 1 as a Dark Fellow, funded by Georgios Magdis' Villum YIP project “Gas to stars - Stars to dust ; Tracing star formation across cosmic time”.

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Raoul Cañameras Starts as Postdoc

19 October 2016

Welcome to Raoul Cañameras, who started on October 1 as a postdoc to work with Lise Christensen on the YDUN grant "Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts”. Raoul recently passed the PhD examination and received the title of Doctor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Paris-Saclay.

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Charles Steinhardt Starts as Assistant Professor and Carlsberg Dark Fellow

19 October 2016

Welcome Charles Steinhardt, who started September 1 as Assistant Professor and Dark Fellow, jointly funded by Sune Tofts ERC project “Connecting The Extreme”, and the Carlsberg foundation Dark Fellowship program.

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Mario Bonamigo Starts as Postdoc

06 June 2016

Welcome Mario Bonamigo, who starts on June 13 as a postdoc working with Claudio Grillo's grant, 'Shedding light on dark matter in galaxy clusters'. Mario will receive his PhD from Laboratoire Astrophysique d' Marsaille (LAM) later this summer...

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Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz receives Niels Bohr Professorship

20 May 2016

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, will be a Niels Bohr Professor at Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

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Tamara Davis named Affiliated Professor of Cosmology

13 May 2016

Professor Tamara Davis has been appointed Afflilated Professor in Cosmology at the Niels Bohr Institute.

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Congratulations Anthea King - Double Degree PhD

02 March 2016

Anthea King has completed her PhD - a double degree at the Astrophysics Group, University of Queensland and the Dark Cosmology Centre at the University of Copenhagen. Anthea worked with Professor Tamara Davis at UQ and Associate Professors Darach Watson and Marianne Vestergaard at DARK. She worked with reverberation mapping of active galactic nuclei...

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Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sources

11 February 2016

Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sourcesToday it was announced that gravitational waves, a key prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, have been directly detected for the first time and astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute’s Dark Cosmology Centre...

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Marianne Vestergaard receives the Niels Bohr Institute’s teaching award

02 February 2016

“There are many good teachers, but there is one in particular that deserves to be celebrated for the brilliant difference she has made in the lives of her students, both professionally and personally - Marianne Vestergaard.

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Georgios Magdis receives grant from Villum Foundation

19 January 2016

Georgios Magdis receives grant from Villum Foundation Georgios Magdis, an assistant professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of five million kroner from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme.

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Caught in the act

16 December 2015

Caught in the actHubble captures first-ever predicted exploding star - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the galaxy

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The XXL Survey: First results

16 December 2015

The XXL Survey: First resultsXXL is a large survey of the X-ray sky with the XMM-Newton ESA observatory. Its goal is to detect a few hundreds of clusters at a look-back time when the age of the Universe was about half its present value (z~1). This Astronomy & Astrophysics special feature

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Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to predict a supernova

26 November 2015

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to predict a supernovaA serendipitous observation of a distant supernova by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is providing astronomers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to definitively test their understanding of massive clusters of galaxies. In a paper led by

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Swift satellite detects 1000th gamma-ray burst

06 November 2015

Swift satellite detects 1000th gamma-ray burstThe NASA satellite, Swift, has now detected its 1000th gamma-ray burst. Since the launch of the satellite in 2004, it has revolutionised research into gamma-ray bursts.
 

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Welcome Emiliano Munari

01 November 2015

Emiliano starts in November as a postdoctoral researcher working with Associate Professor Claudio Grillo. Emiliano works with dynamics of galaxies in galaxy clusters, analysed both from a theoretical point of view and from an observational one.

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Welcome Georgios Magdis

01 November 2015

Georgios starts working at DARK in November as an independent DARK-Carlsberg Foundation Fellow. Georgios researches in the areas area of observational cosmology and galaxy evolution with a focus on the study of the physical properties of high-redshift galaxy...

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Welcome Carlos Gómez Guijarro

27 September 2015

Carlos starts this fall as a new PhD student at DARK, studying with Associate Professor Sune Toft and his team. Carlos recently finished his master’s degree in physics and astronomy at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Welcome Nicholas Lee

01 September 2015

Nicholas Lee is a postdoctoral researcher working with Associate Professor Sune Toft and his team, funded by the ERC, "Connecting the Extreme”. Nick studies massive galaxies and star formation by utilizing multi-wavelength surveys.

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Welcome Henrik Rhodin

01 September 2015

Henrik will start this fall as a new PhD student working with Associate Professor Lise Christensen. Henrik will primarily be working on quasar absorption lines and their connections to galaxies.

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Congratulations to Thejs Brinckmann

21 August 2015

Congratulations to Thejs Brinckmann who successfully defended his Master’s thesis Friday 21 August. Thejs has been working on a project with the title ''The Structure of Clusters in a Self-Interacting Dark Matter Cosmology''.

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Welcome Sandra Raimundo

14 August 2015

Sandra Raimundo starts this fall as a postdoctoral researcher at DARK working primarily with Associate Professor Marianne Vestergaard. Sandra's area of research focuses on Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and their evolution with cosmic time.

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation

08 July 2015

Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation Astronomers from DARK have observed a super-bright supernova association with a very unusual long lasting gamma-ray burst. Gamma-ray bursts are in rare cases observed in connection with supernovae, which are the

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Welcome Dan Perley

10 June 2015

Dan Perley joins DARK as a DARK/Marie Curie Fellow. Dan received his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in 2011 and since then has been a Hubble Fellow at Caltech. His interests overlap strongly with DARK's research themes...

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Welcome Johannes Andersen

10 June 2015

Johannes Andersen has joined DARK as Associate Professor Emeritus, after many years of reseach. His scientific work has focused on understanding the structure and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy as the prototype disk galaxy. 

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Welcome Birgitta Nordström

08 June 2015

Birgitta Nordström has joined DARK as Associate Professor Emeritus, after many years of research. Birgitta’s research has been centered around the chemical and dynamical evolution of galaxies, using the Milky Way as a prototype.

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Congratulations to Karen Pardos Olsen

18 May 2015

Karen Pardos Olsen successfully defended her PhD thesis "Observing and simulating galaxy evolution - from X-ray to millimeter wavelengths" on Monday 18 May 2015. Karen has been working with supervisors Sune Toft at DARK and Thomas Greve, faculty member at UC London.

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Congratulations to Anna-Sofie Zahl

28 April 2015

Congratulations to Anna-Sofie Zahl who successfully defended her Master’s thesis Tuesday 28 April. Anna-Sofie has been working on a project with the title ''Investigating the FeII/MgII-ratio as a possible metallicity tracer in high redshift Quasar''.

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Long-time collaborator Javier Gorosabel passes away

21 April 2015

It is with a heavy heart we share the news of Professor Javier Gorosabel's untimely death. Javier was a postdoc at the Danish Space Research Institute in Copenhagen, 2000-2001, when he built up many lasting scientific and personal relationships which have flourished over the years. Most recently Research Professor

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Anja Andersen gives this year's Rosseland Lecture

08 April 2015

April 8th 2015, Anja Andersen gave this year's Rosseland lecture about her research at DARK about cosmic dust in the interstellar medium. The Rosseland Lecture is held annually by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo.  

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Astronomers observe four images of the same supernova using a cosmic lens

05 March 2015

Astronomers have for the first time observed a supernova multiply-imaged due to gravitational lensing. It is published in the scientific magazine Science in a special issue celebrating the centenary of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

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Martin Sparre receives Young Talent Award: Sapere Aude

05 March 2015

DARK PhD student, Martin Sparre, was awarded a Sapere Aude stipend by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Martin will take his prize as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Heidelberg

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Astronomers find dust in the early universe

02 March 2015

Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe – both in the formation of planets and new stars. But the earliest galaxies had no dust, only gas. Now an international team of astronomers, led by researchers from DARK.

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Astronomers find dust in the early universe

02 March 2015

Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe – both in the formation of planets and new stars. But the earliest galaxies had no dust, only gas. Now an international team of astronomers, led by researchers from DARK

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Welcome Chiara Biscaro

03 February 2015

Chiara Biscaro starts this week as a postdoc at DARK. She has received a stipend from the Swiss Science Foundation to be at DARK for 1.5 years. Chiara will be working on combining an accurate determination of the SNR physical parameters with...

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Allison W. S. Man receives KiF award of honour

23 January 2015

Congratulations to Allison Wing Shan Man, who today received the KiF award of honour for her impressive and independent work during her Ph.D. at DARK concerning the understanding of the formation and development of the most massive galaxies in the...

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpufLise Bech Christensen has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves

19 January 2015

Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening – a ‘fast radio burst’. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe.

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Congratulations to Maria Cavallius

16 January 2015

Congratulations to Maria Cavallius who successfully defended her Master’s thesis Friday 16 January. Maria has been working on a project with the title ''Dark energy parametrization driven bias in cosmological parameter estimation''.

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Congratulations to Allison Wing Shan Man

01 January 2015

Allison Wing Shan Man successfully defended her PhD thesis "Galaxy Evolution Over the Past Eleven Billion Years: Mergers and Quiescence" on Wednesday 17 December 2014. Allison has been working at DARK with supervisors Sune Toft and Andrew Zirm.

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Congratulations to Allison Wing Shan Man

01 January 2015

Allison Wing Shan Man successfully defended her PhD thesis "Galaxy Evolution Over the Past Eleven Billion Years: Mergers and Quiescence" on Wednesday 17 December 2014. Allison has been working at DARK with supervisors Sune Toft and Andrew Zirm.

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Congratulations to Asger Grønnow

16 December 2014

Congratulations to Asger Grønnow who successfully defended his Master’s thesis titled ''Mergers produce outliers from the fundamental metallicity relation'' Tuesday 16 December 2014 with supervisors Kristian Finlator and Lise Christensen.

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Congratulations to Martin Sparre

12 December 2014

Martin Sparre successfully defended his PhD thesis "Galaxy formation: observations and simulations of galaxies" on Friday 12 December 2014. Martin has been working at DARK with supervisor Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo.

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Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

26 November 2014

One of the major problems in astronomy is measuring very large distances in the universe. Research from DARK shows that precise distances can be measured using supermassive black holes. The results are now published in Nature.

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Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

26 November 2014

Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distancesOne of the major problems in astronomy is measuring very large distances in the universe. The current most common methods measure relative distances, but now research from DARK demonstrates that precise distances

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Mystery of dwarf galaxy could be ejected black hole

19 November 2014

Mystery of dwarf galaxy could be ejected black hole Astronomers have observed a mysterious pheno- menon, which could be a massive black hole that has been ejected into space in connection with two galaxies colliding. This may be due to gravitational waves from the collision.

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Congratulations to Xue Li

30 October 2014

Xue Li successfully successfully defended her PhD thesis "Exploring Cosmology with Supernovae - A study of supernovae and their applications" on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Xue has been working at DARK with supervisor Jens Hjorth.

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Welcome Arianna Di Cintio, new DARK Fellow

27 October 2014

This week, Arianna Di Cintio starts as a new DARK Fellow. She recently received her PhD at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Arianna works on analysis of the cosmological Constrained Local Universe, simulations, CLUES project... 

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Congratulations to Ece Kilerci Ese

12 October 2014

Ece Kilerci Ese successfully defended her PhD thesis "Active Galaxies: A Study of Local Seyferts and Ultra Luminous Infrared Galaxies" on Monday, 12 October 2014. Ece has been working at DARK with supervisor Marianne Vestergaard.

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Congratulations to Timmi Grosen Jørgensen

09 October 2014

Congratulations to Timmi Jørgensen who successfully defended his Master’s thesis titled ''Investigation of the Magnetically Active Detached Eclipsing Binary System V80 using New Photometric Observations from The Kepler Space Telescope ''.

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Lise Christensen wins YDUN grant

07 October 2014

Congratulations to Lise Bech Christensen, who this week was awarded 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts from the Danish Council for Independent Research / Natural Sciences (FNU).

Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpufLise Bech Christensen has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.Havqjccy.dpuf
Lise Bech Christensen fra Dark Cosmology Centre has been awarded a grant for DKK 6,457,791 kr. for the project: Galaxy building blocks: Dwarf galaxies at high redshifts - See more at: http://dg.dk/en/2014/10/06/researchers-from-dnrf-centers-of-excellence-has-been-awarded-ydun-grants/#sthash.eQ3u7Vzl.dpuf

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Congratulations to Sarah Massalkhi

30 September 2014

Congratulations to Sarah Massalkhi who successfully defended her Master’s thesis Tuesday 30 September. Sarah has been working on a project with the title ''Circumstellar Dust Shells around Evolved Massive Stars''.

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Camilla Juul Hansen started 2-year Villum postdoc

26 September 2014

Camilla Juul Hansen started this month as a 2-year Villum postdoc.  She works on chemical evolution and dust in the formation of stars and planets.
Welcome back to Copenhagen, Camilla!

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Lise Hoffmann, new student helper

23 September 2014

Lise is DARKs new student helper. She'll be at DARK for approx. 10 hours/3 days pr. week. She will help with practical things such as the coffee machine, cleaning the kitchen etc., and will also edit the DARK-webpage.

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Cosmic grains of dust formed in supernova explosion

09 July 2014

New research published in Nature shows that not only can grains of dust form in gigantic supernova explosions, they can also survive the subsequent shockwaves they are exposed to. Led by researchers from Aarhus and DARK

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Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, new adjunct professor of high energy astrophysics

19 May 2014

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, USA, and he is also head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz Institute, has been appointed adjunct professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre

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New insights into gamma-ray burst afterglows

30 April 2014

Gamma-ray bursts are powerful bursts of gamma radiation in connection with the explosive death of massive stars. The bursts themselves are short lived – typically less than a few minutes, but is followed by an afterglow that can be observed for several days. A team including researchers from DARK, have shown that the afterglow behaves differently than expected

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Johan Samsing receives the prestigious Einstein Fellowship

20 March 2014

Johan Samsing, who is just about to complete his PhD at Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, has just been awarded one of the most prestigious research fellowships in astrophysics, the so-called ‘Einstein Fellowship’

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Congratulations, Teddy Frederiksen

03 March 2014

On 28 February 2014, Teddy Frederiksen successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Nurseries of supernovae - A study of young high redshift type Ia supernova host galaxies."
 

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Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision

23 February 2014

The Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. DARK researchers have detected a stream of stars in one of the Galaxy’s outer satellite galaxies, called Andromeda II. The movement of the stars tells us that what we are observing is the remnant of a merger between two dwarf galaxies

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The NTE is a go!

17 February 2014

On Friday 14th of February 2014, The Niels Bohr Institute and the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) officially entered into a collaboration to build the NOT Transient Explorer (NTE), an instrument that will take the scientific capabilities of the

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Early galaxies grew massive through collisions

28 January 2014

New research from DARK and a group of collaborators shows that massive galaxies were formed by explosive star formation that was set in motion by the collision of galaxies a few billion years after the Big Bang

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Congratulations to DARK's PhD student Martina Falco

13 January 2014

Martina Falco successfully defended her PhD thesis "Dynamics of galaxy clusters and their outskirts: beyond the virialization regime" on Friday, 10 January 2014. Martina has been working at DARK since September 2010, with supervisor Steen Hansen

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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 DARK, among others, have observed an unusually powerful gamma-ray

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Welcome to Kasper Elm Heintz

11 November 2013

Welcome to DARK's new student helper Kasper Elm Heintz! Kasper started working at DARK on November 4th. Kasper is studying Physics at the University of Copenhagen and is specializing in astronomy. He is currently on his ...

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Darach Watson receives Lundbeck Foundation Research Prize

31 October 2013

Darach Watson has been awarded the Lundbeck Foundation Research Prize for Young Scientists for his outstanding and innovative research in astrophysics, where he has developed a groundbreaking method for measuring distances in the cosmos

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Welcome Jesús Zavala Franco

22 October 2013

Jesús Zavala Franco starts this week as a DARK Fellow.  Most recently, Jesús was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada.

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Nature: new understanding of star death

17 October 2013

An international team including DARK Affiliated Scientist, Giorgos Leloudas (Oskar Klein Center), studied two super-luminous supernovae for more than a year and found that their origins may be explained by a type of explosion within the star’s core which creates an extremely dense and rapidly spinning magnetic star. The results were published this week in the journal Nature.

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Welcome Julie Wardlow

30 September 2013

Julie Wardlow joins the center as an independent DARK Fellow.  Julie got her PhD from Durham University in 2010 and since has been a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of California, Irvine. Her interests include galaxy evolution...

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Welcome Julie Wardlow

30 September 2013

Julie Wardlow joins the center as an independent DARK Fellow.  Julie got her PhD from Durham University in 2010 and since has been a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of California, Irvine. Her interests include galaxy evolution...

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Welcome Jun Yi (Kevin) Koay

30 September 2013

Welcome to post doc Jun Yi (Kevin) Koay. Kevin got his PhD in 2012 in astrophysics at Curtin University in Australia. He joins DARK to work on observational projects related to ALMA observations of quasars with Marianne Vestergaard and others.

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Congratulations to Troels Paarup!

23 September 2013

Congratulations to Troels Paarup, who successfully defended his Master’s thesis Friday 13 September 2013. Troels has been working on a project with the title “Quasar K-correction in the UV-optical spectral region and broad...

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Welcome Anders Pinzke

09 September 2013

Anders Pinzke starts at DARK this week as a Swedish Research Council Fellow. Anders got his PhD in theoretical physics in Stockholm in 2010 and since has been a post doc at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Welcome to Per Andersen

01 September 2013

Welcome to DARK's new PhD student, Per Andersen! Per will start at DARK September 2nd 2013, and he will be working with Jens Hjorth on a project on ......
Per finished his bachelor degree from...

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Welcome Caroline Heneka

27 August 2013

Caroline Heneka starts September 1st as a PhD student working with David Rapetti. Caroline got her Master’s degree at the University of Heidelberg working in cosmology and Bayesian statistics...

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Welcome to PhD student Jens Juel Jensen

27 August 2013

Jens Juel Jensen starts September 1st as a PhD student working with Marianne Vestergaard. Jens got his Master’s degree at the Niels Bohr Institute in August 2012 where he was working with Marianne on a project characterizing the velocity field of...

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New DARK Fellow, Sebastian Hönig

27 August 2013

DARK welcomes Sebastian Hönig, who starts at DARK on September 1st as an independent DARK Fellow. Sebastian finished his PhD in 2008 at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy at the University of Bonn...

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Welcome to Professor Per Lilje, sabbatical

12 August 2013

DARK welcomes Per Lilje, who will spend his 2013-14 sabbatical year at DARK. Per is Professor at the University of Oslo and was Head of Department, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics there from 2005-2012.

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Quasar observed in 6 separate light reflections

07 August 2013

Using a special method where you observe light that has been bent by gravity on its way through the universe, a group of astrophysics students from NBI have observed a quasar whose light has been deflected and reflected in

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Nature: Short-duration GRBs explained

22 July 2013

DARK's Professor Jens Hjorth is among researchers publishing this week in Nature.  They present the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma ray bursts are produced by the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects.

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Welcome to Camilla Holbæk Pearson

18 July 2013

Welcome to DARK's new student assistant, Camilla Holbæk Pearson! Camilla will be working in the DARK administration starting from Monday 22 July 2013. Camilla is studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Copenhagen...

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New knowledge about early galaxies

03 July 2013

Using new detailed studies carried out with the ESO Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers from DARK have studied an early galaxy in unprecedented detail. Led by PhD student, Jens-Kristian Krogager...

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Congratulations to DARK's master's student Simone Juul Jakobsen!

21 June 2013

Congratulations to DARK's Master's student, Simone Juul Jakobsen, who succesfully defended her thesis Friday 21 June 2013. Simone has worked on supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulae in the Norma region, and her work has partly...

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DARK researchers launch project on gender and science

12 June 2013

Social scientist Beate Sløk- Andersen is visiting DARK for the month of June to prepare a research project with DARK staff on gender and science in the European Union. Inspired by the work of Wennerås and Wold...

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Congratulations to Daniel Lawther!

10 May 2013

Congratulations to DARK's master's student, Daniel Lawther, who successfully defended his master's thesis Friday, 10 May 2013. He has been working with Marianne Vestergaard on a project on the imaging of FeLoBAL quasar host galaxies.

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Welcome to PhD student Jonatan Selsing

21 April 2013

Jonatan Selsing starts this week as a 4+4 PhD student working with Lise Christensen. Jonatan has just finished his 1st year as master's student in astronomy at the Niels Bohr Intitute. Jonatan will be working on a project to investigate host galaxies...

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Hubble breaks record for furthest supernova

04 April 2013

The Hubble Space Telescope has broken the record in the quest to find the furthest supernova of the type used to measure cosmic distances. This supernova exploded more than 10 billion years ago (redshift 1.914), at a time the Universe was in its early formative years and stars were being born at a rapid rate.

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Barrel-shaped blast debris may signal black hole creation

12 February 2013

Using data from Chandra, Spitzer and VLA, a group of scientists led by Laura Lopez (MIT) and including DARK master's student, Sarah Pearson, suggest that a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Galaxy...

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Welcome to Kristian Finlator!

01 February 2013

Welcome to new postdoctoral DARK Fellow, Kristian Finlator, who starts his position at DARK February 1st. Kristian obtained his PhD degree in Astronomy from the University of Arizona in 2009. Since then he has been a Hubble Fellow...

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Welcome to Moire Prescott!

01 February 2013

Welcome to new postdoctoral DARK Fellow, Moire Prescott, who starts her position 1 February 2013. Moire finished her PhD in 2009 from the University of Arizona, where she worked with Dr. Arjun Dey on the space density, environments...

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