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Star and planetary scientists get millions of hours on EU supercomputers

17 August 2016

The universe is full of mysteries. Mysteries that cannot be solved by observation alone, but researchers can examine them using modelling. However, this requires enormous processing power and is very expensive.

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The long hunted sterile neutrino cannot be traced

08 August 2016

Some of the most abundant particles in the universe are the so-called ghost particles, neutrinos, which travel through virtually anything on their journey through the universe. Researchers have identified three types of...

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Site on Mars named after Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen

07 June 2016

The Danish Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen has had an area on Mars named after him. The site has been named Knudsen Ridge and has a very beautiful location by Endeavour Crater near the equator.

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Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz receives Niels Bohr Professorship for exploring the universe

20 May 2016

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, will be a Niels Bohr Professor at Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

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Star with different internal driving force than the Sun

04 May 2016

Star with different internal driving force than the Sun Astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a distant star in the constellation Andromeda with a different positioning of sunspots and this indicates a magnetic field that is driven by completely different

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Danish professor new vice-president of the CERN Council

01 April 2016

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, a professor of particle physics and head of the Subatomic research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has been elected as vice president of the CERN Council. 

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Easter can be calculated with greater accuracy using new ‘old’ astronomical method

18 March 2016

Easter can fall early and late, in fact, the timing can fluctuate by an entire month from late March to late April. Using a new astronomical method of calculation, the date of Easter would be better defined as the first Sunday after

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Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sources

11 February 2016

Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sourcesToday it was announced that gravitational waves, a key prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, have been directly detected for the first time and astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute’s Dark Cosmology Centre...

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The universe’s primordial soup flowing at CERN

09 February 2016

Researchers have recreated the universe’s primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator, the LHC at CERN.

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The solar system’s ninth planet in sight

26 January 2016

Two American researchers believe that they have found evidence that there is still a giant planet in our own solar system that we have never seen. It has long been known that the small dwarf planet Sedna moved in a strange

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