DARK news 2008

Steen Hannestad Appointed Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics

14 November 2008

Steen Hannestad, director of DARS, has been appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, as of 1 October 2008.

DARK's Brahe Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz Wins Packard Fellowship

14 November 2008

The Packard Fellowship gives Ramirez-Ruiz $875,000 over the next five years to support his research. He is the ninth UCSC faculty member to receive a Packard Fellowship, awarded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to support young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise and creativity.

Anja C. Andersen receives Dansk Magisterforening's science research prize

26 October 2008

Anja C. Andersen receives the prize for her ability and interest in communicating the results of her astronomy research to a broad audience. With the prize comes a 50.000 kroner grant.

Astronomical sum for astronomer Sune Toft

14 October 2008

Astro physicist Sune Toft has been granted 10 million kroners from Lundbeckfonden. It is the "Juniour Group Leader Fellowship", which is a 5 year grant for 'specially promising young scientists'.

Sune Toft will be starting as associate professor at Dark Cosmology Centre the 1st of February. 

Culture Night 2008

5 October 2008

The Dark Cosmology Centre participates in the activities on the 10th of October 2008.

Telescope on the Greenland Icecap

27 August 2008

Astrophysicist Kristian Pedersen has just returned from an expedition to Greenland – tanned and a little bit long-bearded “as one should be when one is on the ice cap in Greenland”, he says and chuckling a little. Normally it is not the cold regions he travels to when observing space, rather warm places like the large observatories in Chile and the Canary Islands.

First light for ALMA bolometer

6 August 2008

The world's largest bolometer camera for submillimetre astronomy is now in service at the 12-m APEX telescope, located on the 5100m high Chajnantor plateau in the Chilean Andes. LABOCA was specifically designed for the study of extremely cold astronomical objects and, with its large field of view and very high sensitivity, will open new vistas in our knowledge of how stars form and how the first galaxies emerged from the Big Bang.

The Milky Way Galaxy in Cosmological Context

11 June 2008

International conference in Copenhagen, June 9-13, 2008.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Dark Cosmology Centre.