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Image: Illustration of the Parkes radio telescope measuring the radio signals emitted from the pulsar PSR J1141-6545, while orbiting a rotating white dwarf causing frame dragging. Credit: Mark Myers/ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav).

2020.01.31 | News, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Space-time is dragged around

Astrophysicist and AIAS fellow Thomas Tauris contributes to our understanding of how dead stars impact gravitational forces. Hereby we are one step closer to understanding the forces of nature. The results have been published in the scientific journal 'Science'.

Lars Henrik Andersen

2020.01.30 | Faculty of Natural Sciences, People

Lars H. Andersen to step down soon

Over the past year, Professor Lars H. Andersen has been acting dean at Science and Technology, not only as the head of the largest faculty at AU, but also overseeing one of the largest organisational changes ever at the university. With the appointment of the new Nat dean, Lars H. Andersen will soon be stepping down and again focusing on his…

Kristian Pedersen to become Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences at Aarhus University.

2020.01.29 | News, Faculty of Natural Sciences

New dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

After a thorough appointment process, Aarhus University has selected astrophysicist Professor Kristian Pedersen as new dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

“It can be boiled down to a single word. Big!” says Karl Anker Jørgensen when asked how it feels to receive the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.

2020.01.30 | Department of Chemistry, People

Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen receives the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal

Karl Anker Jørgensen will be joining an impressive group of ground-breaking chemists from all over the world, including several Nobel Prize winners, when he receives the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal.

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Dennis Jeppesen (Foto: VILLUM FONDEN)
Jógvan Magnus Haugaard Olsen  (Foto: VILLUM FONDEN)
Thomas Tram (Foto: VILLUM FONDEN)

2020.01.23 | Grant, Faculty of Natural Sciences

EUR 4 million from the Villum Foundation for three research talents

Three young research talents at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Aarhus University with ambitions to forge their own, independent research profiles have received grants under the Villum Young Investigator programme.

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2020.01.16 | News, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics

AI learns to rule the quantum world

The chess world was amazed when the computer algorithm AlphaZero learned, after just four hours on its own, to beat the best chess programs built on human expertise. Now a research group at Aarhus University has used the very same algorithm to control a quantum computer.

2020.01.14 | News, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Sustainability

Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates

In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international research team has pinpointed areas of the genome that are affected during local adaptation to contrasting climates. This new insight into local adaptation…

Professor MSO Jacob Sherson wants to determine what non-physics competencies can support the growth potential of this knowledge-intensive industry. (Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Foto.)

2020.01.15 | Faculty of Natural Sciences, Grant

ERC grant to strengthen quantum-science leap towards the labour market

Jacob Sherson, professor with special assignments, has set out to future-proof implementation of the huge economic perspectives in breakthroughs in quantum physics. He will do this through study modules for non-physicists who are to contribute other academic disciplines and competencies than mathematical quantum physics to the innovation…

2020.01.13 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The Danish Olympic team in biology visits the Departments of Biology and Molecular Biology and Genetics

Last week, the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Biology organised the 17th Danish semifinal in the Biology Olympiad for secondary school students from all over the country. Half of the students advanced to the national final.