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Astrophysicists are thrilled about finding a source from where the cosmic ‘ghost particles’ originate

13 July 2018

A magnificent research project located under the ice of the South Pole has found a connection between emission of the mysterious neutrinos and the active galaxies, blazars. One of the involved scientists at the University of Copenhagen tells that it is an important piece in understanding cosmic rays

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Milky Way type dust particles discovered in a galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth

03 July 2018

An international research team, with participation from the Niels Bohr Institute, has found the same type of interstellar dust that we know from the Milky Way in a distant galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth.

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Here is what it looks like, when a massive black hole devours a star

29 May 2018

Jane Lixin Dai and Professor Enrico Ramirez from DARK Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have recently provided the scientific community with a much-needed computer model.

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The Carlsberg foundation supports the search for hidden particles with a grant of 4.4 million DKK

25 April 2018

Oleg Ruchayskiy, lector in the research group Experimental Subatomic Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen receives grant of 4.4 million DKK from the Carlsberg Foundation for Microphysics of the Universe.

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Markus Ahlers receives 7.3 million DDK to find the sources of cosmic neutrinos

30 January 2018

Markus Ahlers, assistant professor in the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology research group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen receives a Villum Young Investigator grant on 7.350.000 DDK for his neutrino research.

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Giorgos Leloudas receives 10 million DKK to investigate the “blackest” of black holes in the Universe

26 January 2018

The research in the black holes in the center of galaxies gets a boost on 10 million DKK with a Villum Young Investigator grant to assistant professor Giorgos Leloudas at DARK Cosmology Centre.

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Lars Egstrøm Kristensen receives 9.3 million DKK to look for the building blocks of life in the Universe

25 January 2018

From dead molecules to life – but how? Lars Egstrøm Kristensen, associate professor at the Astro and Planetary research section, has received 9.368.760 DKK from the Villum Young Investigator programme.

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Women in Physics Prize 2017 awarded to up and coming astrophysicist Sarah Pearson

27 November 2017

Together with the well-deserved KIF prize of 5000 Danish crowns, Christina Nis, Professor MSO at Roskilde University and member of the KiF Prize award committee, delivered these fine words to the Columbia-based Phd student

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From deep under the Antartica-surface: IceCube has collected new knowledge about high-energy neutrino physics

23 November 2017

High-energy neutrinos ‘caught’ in Antarctica Scientists from NBI were part of an international team measuring neutrino interaction at energy levels 1000 times higher than what can be attained in man-made particle generators.

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Anja C. Andersen has been awarded the Danish Authors' Society Literary Prize 2017

17 November 2017

The prize has previously been awarded, among others, to Ebbe Kløvedal Reich, Tor Nørretranders, Jørn Lund, Peter Øvig Knudsen, Jens Andersen, Ulrik Langen and Søren Ryge. This year, the prize is shared between Anja C. Andersen and Henrik Wivel.

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