DARK news 2010
Welcome to Kelly Denney!
31 December 2010
Welcome to our newest DARK Fellow, Kelly Denny, who arrives in Denmark the first week of January! Kelly received her PhD from the Ohio State University in 2010, where she was a Presidential and NSF Fellow. Her research interests include active...
Understanding gamma-ray burst afterglows
17 December 2010
Max Planck scientist, Thomas Krühler, who will start at DARK as a Marie Curie Fellow in 2011, is among a team of scientists who have recently found out why gamma-ray bursts (GRB) afterglows are so faint, with the most important cause being the presence of dust between the Earth and the explosion.
Professor Henning E. Jørgensen (1938-2010)
2 December 2010
The Dark Cosmology Centre wishes to mark the passing of our colleague, Professor Henning E. Jørgensen. Professor Henning E. Jørgensen's contributions to astronomy were many -- as scientist, professor, leader of the University
HLS meeting at DARK
29 November 2010
DARK is hosting a meeting on the Herschel Lensing Survey (HLS) from 6-10 December 2010 in the DARK lounge. The participants in the meeting are: Eiichi Egami, Johan Richard, Marie Rex, Tim Rawle, Maria Pereira, Greg Walth, Andrew Blain...
Eiichiro Komatsu appointed Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professor
16 November 2010
Eiichiro Komatsu, Director of the Texas Cosmology Center at the University of Austin, Texas, has been named the the Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professor. Prof. Komatsu will begin the term in September 2011.
Postdoctoral and PhD Positions Available
1 November 2010
Welcome to Ece Kilerci!
29 October 2010
Welcome to Ece!! Ece Kilerci Eser starts this week as a 3-year PhD student working with Marianne Vestergaard. Ece got her BSc from the University of Istanbul in Physics and Astronomy (double major) and in 2009 finished her MSc with Honors ...
Congratulations to Ása Skúladóttir
28 October 2010
Congratulations to Ása Skúladóttir, who defended her Master's thesis
successfully Thursday 28 October 2010! She has been a Master's student
at DARK for a year with Johan P. U. Fynbo as her supervisor.
Ása is now applying for PhD positions....
Welcome back to Árdís Elíasdóttir!
22 October 2010
Árdís Elíasdóttir returns to DARK as a Marie Curie Fellow after 2 years at Princeton. Árdís' research interests include cosmology, dark matter, galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing and interstellar medium, and her MC grant...
Peter Jakobsen - First Professor in Space Science
13 October 2010
Peter Jakobsen joins DARK as the University's first Adjunct Professor in Space Science. Peter Jakobsen is Project Scientist for ESA’s NIRSpec spectrograph,
which is part of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor
to the Hubble Space Telescope...
Wild 'teenage'-galaxies booming with star births
12 October 2010
Associate Professor Thomas R. Greve from the Dark Cosmology Centre is among an international group of researchers studying distant galaxies which are among the most active star-forming galaxies in the Universe. ...
Congratulations to Christa Gall!
8 October 2010
Christa Gall defended her PhD thesis successfully Friday 8 October 2010 after three years of study at DARK. The title of the project was "Genesis and evolution of dust in the early Universe". Christa is now applying for post doc positions...
Welcome to Lars Mattsson!!
4 October 2010
Welcome to Lars Mattsson, who starts at DARK Monday 4 October 2010. Lars got his PhD from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, in April 2009, and since then has been a guest researcher at the same institute...
Welcome to Anna Gallazzi
4 October 2010
Welcome to Anna Gallazzi, who started as a DARK Fellow Monday 04 October 2010. Anna got her PhD from LMU in Munich in 2006. Since then she has been at Max Planck in Heidelberg. Anna works mainly on galaxy formation ....
Welcome to Stefano Zibetti
4 October 2010
Stefano Zibetti joins DARK as a post doc from 1 October. Stefano go his PhD from LMU in Munich in 2004, and since then has been a post doc at Max Planck. Stefano works with galaxy formation and evolution in a cosmological context, including...
Welcome to David Rapetti
4 October 2010
David Rapetti joins DARK as a DARK Fellow from 1 October. David got his PhD in 2005 from the University of Barcelona, and since has been a post doc at Stanford KIPAC and SLAC, and Marie Curie Fellow at Cambridge. David works with ...
Welcome to Jesper Rasmussen!
1 October 2010
Jesper arrived at DARK on 1 October to take up a 2 year position as Carlsberg Fellow. Jesper has most recently been a Chandra Fellow at Carnegie Observatories, and before that was at University of Birmingham on a Marie Curie Fellowship...
Welcome to Martin Sparre
27 September 2010
Welcome to Martin Sparre, who started as a 4 year PhD student at DARK Monday 27 September 2010. Martin finished his Bachelor's degree from Copenhagen University last summer, and he will now be working with Johan Fynbo on ...
Welcome to Martina Falco!
20 September 2010
Martina Falco (Italy) started at DARK this week as PhD student working
with Steen Hansen. Martina has finished her master's this summer at the
University of Napoli Federico II, and her thesis was about...
Welcome to Damon Kasacjak
14 September 2010
Welcome to Damon Kasacjak, who starts today as DARK's new IT assistant. He will be working part-time, 25 hours a week. He studied Physics, Math and Computer Science at Indiana University Pennsylvania, and for 10 years worked at Lockheed Martin...
Welcome to Jens-Kristian Krogager!
10 September 2010
Jens-Kristian Krogager finished his bachelor's degree from University
of Copenhagen this summer, and is starting now as a 5-year PhD student
at DARK. He will be working with Johan Fynbo on Damped Ly-alpha Absorbers with data from the X-shooter...
Welcome to Ia Kochiaschvili!
26 August 2010
Ia Kochiaschvili (Georgia) joins DARK as a PhD student on 1 September, working with Johan Fynbo. Ia received her bachelor's degree in physics from Tblisi State University of Georgia, and has done graduate courses in astronomy at...
Welcome to Radek Wojtak!
26 August 2010
DARK welcomes Radek Wojtak (Poland) as a DARK Fellow from 1 September. Radek received his PhD this summer from the N. Copernicus Astronomical Center in Poland. He works mainly on theoretical investigations of dark matter...
Welcome to Antonio de Ugarte Postigo
26 August 2010
Antonio de Ugarte Postigo (Spain) starts at DARK on 1 September as a post-doctoral research assistant. Antonio received his PhD in 2007 from the Astronomical Institute of Andalusia in Spain, and since then has been...
Welcome to Johan Richard
24 August 2010
Johan Richard starts as the new Brahe Fellow on 23 August. Johan joins us from Durham University, where he was a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow since 2008. Johan also spent 3 years as a postdoc at CalTech. Johan works in the field of...
Congratulations to Peter Laursen!!
23 August 2010
Congratulations to Allison Man!
15 August 2010
Allison succesfully defended her Master's thesis entitled xxx the xxxx. She has been working with Sune and Andrew for the last year, and she will now continue as a PhD student at DARK from 1 September 2010.
Congratulations on both!
Article - Dark matter is held together by attactors
11 August 2010
Dark Cosmology Centre's Steen Hansen has published a letter in this week's Astrophyiscal Journal: recent studies show that dark matter halos have so-called attractors, which preserve their shape. You can read the article here >>
Welcome to Michael Andersen!
5 August 2010
Michael Andersen is starting a postition at DARK Friday 13 August 2010. Michael is going to work on instrument projects - both with people at DARK and with people in the other astronomy groups. Welcome Michael!
Nature article: Supernovae Mystery Solved
30 June 2010
In an article published in this week's volume of Nature, an international collaboration, including researchers at DARK, argues that supernovae Ia explode asymmetrically, and that the different spectral appearance...
Tamara's latest Scientific American article
22 June 2010
Tamara M. Davis, Associate Professor at Queensland University in Australia and the
Dark Cosmology Centre, has written this month's cover story for
Scientific American, "Is the Universe Leaking Energy?"
Congratulations to Georgios Leloudas!!
21 June 2010
Congratulations to Georgios Leloudas, who successfully defended his PhD Thesis Thursday 24 June 2010! Georgios has been working as a PhD student at Dark Cosmology Centre for the past three years and defended his ...
Master's thesis at DARK
27 May 2010
Students wishing to do their master's thesis at DARK starting in the Fall 2010: Are you considering what to do your thesis/speciale on? Click here to find out about the Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK)'s research areas...
Teddy Frederiksen starts his PhD at DARK
5 May 2010
Teddy Frederiksen started as a PhD student at DARK Monday 3 May 2010. Teddy finished his Master's in June 2009 and has been working as an IT-assistant at DARK until recently. He will be working on projects with Jens Hjorth...
Welcome to Sabine König!
4 May 2010
Sabine König started at DARK on 3 May. She will be working with Thomas Greve on extragalactic far-IR/submillimetre astronomy and the national Alma initiative. Sabine recently finished her PhD at the University of Cologne...
PhD Scholarships Available
27 April 2010
PhD stipends and admissions: students interested in DARK's research areas are encouraged to apply for the Niels Bohr Scholarships here >>. Deadline is 1 June 2010. The scholarships include full salary ...
Welcome to Johan Samsing!
20 April 2010
Welcome to DARK's new PhD student, Johan Samsing! Johan technically started at DARK 1 March 2010. He finished his Bachelor degree in astrophysics at NBI in June 2008. Since then he has been a research student at Lawrence Berkley...
Radio broadcast on P1 with Marianne Vestergaard
20 April 2010
DARK's associate professor, Marianne Vestergaard, talked on radio station P1's broadcast "Videnskabens Verden" Saturday 17 April. The subject was "On a hunt for galaxies among star dust and black holes"...
Interview in Kristeligt Dagblad
20 April 2010
Anja C. Andersen was interviewed for an article in Kristeligt Dagblad Friday 16 April 2010. The title of the article is "Our perception of the Universe is collapsing". Great scientific discoveries have repeatedly changed our perception...
Welcome to Margrethe Wold!
7 April 2010
Margrethe Wold started at DARK 1 April 2010 as a Marie Curie Fellow. She will be travelling back and forth to Norway until this summer, and then work at DARK permanently from 1 July. Margrethe's research deals ...
Article in this week's Nature - Observing Growing Black Holes
18 March 2010
Dark Cosmology Centre Associate Professor, Marianne Vestergaard, is among an international team of researchers published this week in Nature with new findings, the result of observations of 21 quasars from distant galaxies...
Jesper Sollerman: head of the Swedish Astronomical Society
18 March 2010
Jesper Sollerman, Dark Cosmology Centre's associate professor, was named head of the Swedish Astronomical Society Tuesday 16 March 2010 in Stockholm. Jesper was born at Gotlan, he is 41 years old and...
Welcome to Thomas Greve!
5 February 2010
Welcome to Thomas Greve, who arrived at DARK Friday 05 February 2010! Thomas will be working as an Associate Professor at Dark Cosmology Centre. He was recently a post doc at MPIA in Germany. He will be working at GMRT...
Congratulations to Danuta Paraficz!
29 January 2010
Congratulations to Danuta Paraficz, who successfully defended her PhD Thesis Friday 29 January 2010! Danuta has been working as a PhD student at Dark Cosmology Centre for the past three years, and she is now starting ...
New light on supenovae and gamma-ray bursts
28 January 2010
Max Stritzinger, DARK Affiliated Scientist and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Las Campanas Observatory, co-author on the letter A relativistic type Ibc supernova without a detected γ-ray burst in the current issue of Nature...
Fynbo Wins NBI Education Award
28 January 2010
DARK Associate Professor Johan P. U. Fynbo won the award as educator of the year at the Niels Bohr Institute. He teaches the course the ’Galaxy formation and chemical evolution’, which is part the master’s programme in Astronomy...
Congratulations to Signe Riemer-Sørensen, Young Elite Researcher Award
27 January 2010
Signe Riemer-Sørensen, astrophysicist and PhD from Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute receives the Danish Council for Independent Research’s Young Elite Researcher Prize, given to the most talented young researchers...
Congratulations to Niels-Erik Kofod!
25 January 2010
Congratulations to Niels-Erik Kofod who successfully defended his Master's thesis Monday 25 January 2010! The subject of his dissertation was expulsion of ionizing radiation from star-forming galaxies, which...
Anja Andersen featured in the first episode of new Danish TV series
8 January 2010
Public education -- DARK Associate Professor Anja Andersen will be the first lecturer for the launch of a new program - a new concept - for Danish television, Danskernes Akademi. DR2 will launch the series on January 11, 14:00 with a live lecture...