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Photo: Claus Sjödin

2018.05.31 | Public / media, Staff

The physicist, Amin Salami Dehkharghani is PhD prize winner 2018

Amin Salami Dehkharghani has helped to lay a foundation for understanding one-dimensional quantum systems. This may have major significance for the technology of the future.

Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk

2018.05.31 | Public / media, Staff

Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard receives the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research 2018

Professor Christensen-Dalsgaard is one of the most prominent contemporary stellar researchers. Since taking his PhD degree at Cambridge University in 1978, with a dissertation entitled Solar Oscillations, Professor Christensen-Dalsgaard has had a central and crucial role in establishing asteroseismology as an international area of research.

Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

2018.05.29 | Public / media

Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou has died

Medical doctor and physiologist from Aarhus University, Emeritus Professor Jens Christian Skou, recipient of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died on 28 May 2018. He was 99 years old.

Figure: Toomas Silla.

2018.05.16 | Public / media

New nuclear RNA retention activity discovered

Gene expression involves mRNA transport from its place of synthesis to the cytoplasm where protein translation occurs. However, many non-coding RNA species do not follow this flow and new data now demonstrate how cells prevent the unwanted export of RNA and instead ensure nuclear degradation.

For some hours last February, the magnificent view from the Physics cafeteria on the seventh floor was no match for the new insights into entrepreneurship being gained by engineering students. Photo: Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit.
ESHIP: Navigating Uncertainty is a board game for teams, with counters, cards, dice and everything. It may all sound a little old-fashioned, but it is also intuitive, like a computer game. Photo: Jeanette E. Møberg.

2018.05.16 | Public / media, Staff, Entrepreneurship

Yet another award for ESHIP

The entrepreneurship education game, ESHIP: Navigating Uncertainty, has received a silver medal at the International Serious Play Awards for its innovative approach to education through gaming – also called Gamification. The board game was developed by Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit, the head of SciTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and this is the…

A single cable bacteria filament (about 1 cm long) stretches from sediment (far left) to oxygen (far right) Photo: Jesper Tataru Bjerg

2018.05.07 | Public / media

Voltage loss in cable bacteria

An international research group has shed new light on cable bacteria. Using laser light, researchers have followed electrons as they travel through the current-conducting bacteria, and on the basis of the electrical potential in the bacteria, they have calculated that the bacteria because of voltage loss cannot function efficiently at depths…

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2018.05.17 | Public / media, Staff

Millions of DKK for non-earmarked research

The Independent Research Fund Denmark has allocated funding to 27 researchers at Science and Technology.

Professor Troels Skrydstrup (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication)

2018.05.02 | Public / media

Efficient and mild synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant chemical motif

Danish-Belgian collaboration headed by Aarhus University professor, Troels Skrydstrup, is the source of a an improved way to create certain flourine-containing substructures, which have shown several beneficial medical properties.