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New observations link gigantic star collisions to homeless short duration gamma ray bursts

26. juli 2018

Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have been involved in detecting a beam of light that provides a link between neutron star mergers and short duration gamma ray bursts. The result is now published in Nature Astronomy.

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Prehistoric lunar eclipse hits Denmark on 27 July

25. juli 2018

On Friday, July 27th, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Denmark, if weather permits. That the lunar eclipse has prehistoric roots may sound a little strange. The explanation is that lunar eclipses follow a 19-year cycle.

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Milky Way type dust particles discovered in a galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth

03. juli 2018

An international research team, with participation from the Niels Bohr Institute, has found the same type of interstellar dust that we know from the Milky Way in a distant galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth.

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Here is what it looks like, when a massive black hole devours a star

29. maj 2018

Jane Lixin Dai and Professor Enrico Ramirez from DARK Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have recently provided the scientific community with a much-needed computer model.

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A dusty atmosphere caused extreme global cooling

21. februar 2018

In recent Earth history, climate has varied following ~100,000 year, and during the coldest glacial conditions, global mean temperatures were about 5 °C cooler than present.

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Markus Ahlers receives 7.3 million DDK to find the sources of cosmic neutrinos

30. januar 2018

Markus Ahlers, assistant professor in the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology research group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen receives a Villum Young Investigator grant on 7.350.000 DDK for his neutrino research.

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Giorgos Leloudas receives 10 million DKK to investigate the “blackest” of black holes in the Universe

26. januar 2018

The research in the black holes in the center of galaxies gets a boost on 10 million DKK with a Villum Young Investigator grant to assistant professor Giorgos Leloudas at DARK Cosmology Centre.

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Lars Egstrøm Kristensen receives 9.3 million DKK to look for the building blocks of life in the Universe

25. januar 2018

From dead molecules to life – but how? Lars Egstrøm Kristensen, associate professor at the Astro and Planetary research section, has received 9.368.760 DKK from the Villum Young Investigator programme.

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Climate research receives a 4.5 million DKK grant from the Carlsberg Foundation

12. december 2017

Carlsberg Foundation supports a climate project with 4.5 million DKK grant, that will provide new knowledge about the mechanisms of the sudden climate change of the past, improving our ability to handle the risk of the future climate change.

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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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