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New astronomy center will reveal the cosmic dawn
19. april 2017
Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new basic research centre funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in close collaboration with DTU Space.
The Villum Foundation invests 80 MDKK in the dark universe and climate change
20. marts 2017
Niels Bohr Institute Professors Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Centre for Ice and Climate and Jens Hjorth, Dark Cosmology Centre, have obtained a grant of nearly 40 million Danish crowns each, from the new Villum Investigator program.
Carlsberg supports Danish Mars research
30. januar 2017
Morten Bo Madsen, head of the Mars Group at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of 2.5 million kroner from the Carlsberg Foundation for the project: A Field Trip 250 million km from home – Salary for Essential Expert and Materials...
Newly formed stars shoot out powerful whirlwinds
14. december 2016
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system. For the first time they have seen how a powerful whirlwind shoot out from...
Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved
29. november 2016
Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas
11. oktober 2016
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a system consisting of two stars with three rotating planet-forming accretion discs around them. It is a binary star where each star has its own planet-forming...
Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet
27. september 2016
By analysing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was in the past. The results have just published in the research journal Scientific
First step in the Deep Space mission
21. september 2016
Deep Space is a project that will use a new specially designed telescope to look far into space in order to observe radiation from the early universe. The equipment will be placed at Summit in the middle of the...
Acidity in atmosphere minimised to preindustrial levels
19. september 2016
New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialisation in the 1930s. The results come from studies of the Greenland
Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms
29. august 2016