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The viewer first enters the real world gallery space, then walks around and interacts with physical objects. The viewer can then put on a VR headset and enter the virtual work in the picture. In that virtual work, the viewer meets the virtual Libby Heany, who is the guide in that world. (Illustration: Libby Heany)

2017.07.31 | Science and Technology, Public / media

Journey to an unknown world

Travel to a marvellous universe when Aarhus University and British artist Libby Heaney invite you to take a walk in the unpredictable world of quantum physics. The Quantum Breathing exhibition breaks the walls between art, science and reality in an unprecedented way.

Graphics: Astrid Reitzel, Aarhus University

2017.08.03 | Public / media

The Danish reference genome can change our view of treatment

After five years, the GenomeDenmark consortium has finished work on establishing the Danish reference genome. By thoroughly sequencing the genomes of 150 Danes, researchers have succeeded in creating a reference genome containing far more details than are found in other international studies. The consortium consists of researchers from three…

2017.08.16 | Public / media, Staff

Is it wise to subject public sector consultancy services to competitive bidding?

Minister for the Environment and Food of Denmark, Esben Lunde Larsen, has decided that all the ministry’s contracts with universities offering research-based public sector consultancy must be subjected to competitive bidding. Is this a wise move or is he selling off the family silver?

Photo: Melissa Bach Yildirim

2017.07.24 | Public / media, Science and Technology, Staff

Increased number of applications for degree programmes at Science and Technology

The number of applications for engineering and science degree programmes at Science and Technology, Aarhus University, has once more increased this year.

Professor Kim Daasbjerg hopes that the Open Science platform will develop into a movement for openness in basic research. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication
Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen, Science and Technology, would like to see more willingness to take risks in Danish research policy. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication
The Danish Industry Foundation is providing DKK 2.5 million to get the new platform started.

2017.07.24 | Public / media, Business

Aarhus University and industry open patent-free playground

Along with a number of leading Danish industrial companies, Aarhus University has opted out of the rat race in a new collaboration on industrially relevant basic research. Researchers and companies from all over Denmark publish all their results and data on the innovative Open Science platform, where the information is available free of charge to…

2017.07.20 | Science and Technology, Public / media

Follow a minke whale on its long voyage

For the first time in 15 years, Danish researchers have succeeded in tagging a minke whale. Follow it live here.

The Tollund man lived at the same time as Socrates. Photo: Silkeborg Museum
Researchers have individually carbon-14 dated two samples from the Tollund man: one from a thigh bone (pictured) and one from a rib. The average of these two dates and two earlier ones from AMS helped make the result more accurate. Photo: Silkeborg Museum

2017.07.29 | Public / media

Tollund man updated

Using a new technique, researchers at Aarhus University and Silkeborg Museum have carbon-14 dated the Tollund man with unprecedented accuracy. He was hanged and laid in the bog near Bjældskovdal between 405 and 384 BC – about the same time that the philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death and drank hemlock in Athens.

2017.07.03 | Public / media

57 graduates celebrated at the Department of Computer Science

On Friday 30 June, family, friends and teachers gathered at the Department of Computer Science to celebrate 57 new MSc graduates in Computer Science and IT Product Development.