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Photo:Ole Mortensen

2018.07.05 | Public / media, Business

Aarhus University enters into new partnership with Chinese hi-tech region

Science and Technology at Aarhus University and Viborg municipality have signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese region, Wuhan East Lake National High-Tech Development Zone (WEHDZ). The aim is to establish a partnership based on the activities at Foulum.

Professor Ulrik Uggerhøj will be the new head of the Physics and Astronomy department. He begins on the 1st of July. (Photo: Magnus Uggerhøj)

2018.06.27 | Public / media, Staff

New head of department at the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor Ulrik Uggerhøj has been recruited as the new head of department at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He starts on 1 July 2018.

(photo: Lars Kruse AU Foto)

2018.06.27 | Public / media, Staff

Bridging the gap between human and artificial intelligence

Jacob Sherson has received a Semper Ardens grant of DKK 15 million from the Carlsberg Foundation for a project seeking to combine human intuition and computing power. This will provide new opportunities to shape the future of artificial intelligence.

Figur: Annita Louloupi og Evgenia Ntini.

2018.06.20 | Public / media

Encrypted messages in biological processes

RNA modifications can encrypt the RNA code and are responsible for a very sophisticated control of RNA function. A Danish-German research team has shown that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA. The study yields important new insight into how the basis of RNA modifications can affect…

Atom-resolved STM image of an r-CoMoS nanocluster (Vt = −0.71 V, It = −0.60 nA) after dosing pyridine at 300 K. Scale bar is 1 nm. Graphics: AU

2018.06.12 | Public / media

Catalysts for reduction of sulphur emissions under pressure

Strict regulations for Sulphur emissions call for improved catalytic processes of reducing Sulphur content in crude oil. Scientists from iNANO and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University have revealed, how molybdenum disulpfide-based catalysts are able to remove Sulphur.

Glaciers crush rocks and stones to fine particles. The resulting glacial flour may possibly be used to optimise agricultural soil in Greenland. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.06.07 | Public / media

Can agricultural soil in Greenland be improved?

Researchers from the universities in Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen are investigating if glacial flour can be used to optimise agricultural land in South Greenland.