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Jan Haerter receives DKK 10 million for research on atmospheric complexity

30. november 2017

Jan Haerter from the Atmospheric Complexity Group at the Niels Bohr Institute receives an ERC Consolidator Grant of DKK 10 million for research on cloud-cloud interaction and for better understanding of the climate system.

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Women in Physics Prize 2017 awarded to up and coming astrophysicist Sarah Pearson

27. november 2017

Together with the well-deserved KIF prize of 5000 Danish crowns, Christina Nis, Professor MSO at Roskilde University and member of the KiF Prize award committee, delivered these fine words to the Columbia-based Phd student

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From deep under the Antartica-surface: IceCube has collected new knowledge about high-energy neutrino physics

23. november 2017

High-energy neutrinos ‘caught’ in Antarctica Scientists from NBI were part of an international team measuring neutrino interaction at energy levels 1000 times higher than what can be attained in man-made particle generators.

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Anja C. Andersen has been awarded the Danish Authors' Society Literary Prize 2017

17. november 2017

The prize has previously been awarded, among others, to Ebbe Kløvedal Reich, Tor Nørretranders, Jørn Lund, Peter Øvig Knudsen, Jens Andersen, Ulrik Langen and Søren Ryge. This year, the prize is shared between Anja C. Andersen and Henrik Wivel.

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New discovery: Supernova explodes several times

08. november 2017

Astronomers have for the first time discovered a star that exploded multiple times over a period of more than fifty years. These observations are challenging existing theories on cosmic catastrophes.

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Neutron star smash shakes universe

17. oktober 2017

Scientists have, for the first time, captured gravitational waves as well as light, from two neutron stars that orbited each other ever closer to eventually collide. The groundbreaking discovery begins a new era...

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Now we know where the heavy elements come from

16. oktober 2017

The discovery of a kilonova produced by the collision of two neutron stars brings researchers a big step closer to the explanation of one of the great puzzles of science: how the heaviest elements in the universe were formed.

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ALMA and Rosetta Detect Freon-40 in Space

03. oktober 2017

Observations made with ALMA and ESA’s Rosetta mission by an international team, including researchers from NBI, have revealed the presence of the organohalogen Freon-40 in gas around both an infant star and a comet.

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New generation ESA-satellites capable of revealing future sea level rises

03. oktober 2017

NEGIS, the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream, splits into three gigantic glaciers - holding back ice masses equaling a global sea level rise of approx. one meter. ESA satellites can help reveal future sea increases.

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Star formation influenced by local environmental conditions

15. september 2017

Three scientists at Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen, have carried out extensive computer simulations related to star formation, and they conclude that the present ‘standard explanatory model’ is lacking...

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