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21 December 2017

Science Magazine: Neutron star collision aftermath is the scientific breakthrough of the year

Acientific breakthrough of the year:

The research result released on October 16th, in which DARK scientists played a significant role, led to the finding that heavy elements, such as gold and platinum, come from come from merging neutron stars emitting gravitational waves.

credit: NSF, LIGO, SONOMA STATE UNIV., A. SIMONNET

Nature, Physics World also rate this research amongst the most significant this year.

>> Science magazine

>> Nature

>> Physics World

Danish online media is covering the news:

>> Videnskab.dk announces the news here

Videnskab.dk also presents a Scientific Breakthrough of the year award and the Neutron Star breakthrough is also among the 10 final nominees: >> visit the site (in Danish) and vote here before January 2nd.

Remember October 16th?

DARK scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute released 20 scientific articles together with other NBI colleagues: >> Link to the scientific articles prepared in collaboration with DARK employees or affiliated.

Read the main stories in English:

http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news17/neutron-star-smash-shakes-universe/

http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news17/now-we-know-where-the-heavy-elements-come-from/

Read all stories in Danish:

http://www.nbi.ku.dk/Nyheder/nyheder_17/neutronstjerners-sammenstoed-rystede-universet/

http://www.nbi.ku.dk/Nyheder/nyheder_17/nu-er-det-bevist-her-kommer-de-tunge-grundstoffer-fra/

http://www.nbi.ku.dk/Nyheder/nyheder_17/saadan-gjorde-de-den-stoerste-videnskabelige-opdagelse-i-nyere-tid/

http://www.nbi.ku.dk/Nyheder/nyheder_17/astronomerne-har-faaet-en-ekstra-sans/