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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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