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Associate Professor Kasper Green Larsen, Department of Computer Science (Photo: Lars Svankjær/The Royal Danish Academy)
Professor Ove Christiansen, Department of Chemistry. (Photo: Selfie)
Associate Professor Panagiotis Karras, Department of Computer Science. (Photo: Department of Computer Science)
Professor Philip Hofmann, Department of Physics and Astronomy. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2021.09.23 | Faculty of Natural Sciences, Computer Science, Department of Physics

Villum Synergy grants for two AU projects

The Villum Foundation grants DKK 6 million for two interdisciplinary research projects at Aarhus University - more specifically the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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Professor Alfred Spormann will become the head of the center at AU (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2021.09.22 | Faculty of Natural Sciences

New research centre to help solve the climate crisis

A new, unique research centre has been launched. The Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center is to be established with a grant of DKK 630 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) and based at Aarhus University. The new centre will ensure cross-disciplinary collaboration to reduce the amount of the greenhouse gas, CO2, in the atmosphere…

Image of Arabidopsis (left) and Lotus Lotus by Ke Tao og Niels Sandal

2021.09.20 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Commensals associated with plant roots discovered to have host preference, providing clues for selection and design of bioinoculants

Researchers from Aarhus University and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany have discovered that root commensal bacteria are adapted to their host species, providing them with competitive advantages when applied exogenously and have to invade the existing bacterial community in their native host. This discovery…

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2021.09.16 | Department of Physics

Remote controlled telescope now ready for Danish gymnasium classes

Det Fjernstyrede UndervisningsTeleskop (FUT) is a free offer from Aarhus University to the Danish educational community. Pupils will be able to observe during ordinary daytime lectures in Denmark with an Australian based 60 cm telescope with full remote control.

The Villum Experiment grants have identified ten ready-to-fly ideas at the Faculty of Natural Sciences that fulfil the ambition to challenge and change our perception of the world. (ill: Colourbox)

2021.09.20 | Faculty of Natural Sciences

DKK 19.7 million for bold research ideas

The Faculty of Natural Sciences (Nat) is a good place for daring ideas that can and will change our perception of the world around us. The VILLUM FOUNDATION recently announced the recipients of this year's Villum Experiment grants, and in this round, ten researchers at Nat have received grants totalling DKK 19.7 million to explore, for example,…

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2021.09.09 | News

Four new AIAS fellows at Natural Sciences

A total of 14 new AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows from around the world has been selected in a thorough international, triple peer-review selection process in the spring and summer of 2021. Four of them will be researching areas within Natural Sciences.