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Gaia on a mission to map billions of stars in the Milky Way

16 December 2013

On the 19th of December, the Gaia satellite will be launched and it will make the most precise measurements of the billions of stars in the Milky Way to date. Gaia is an astronomical satellite that measures the positions...

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Explosive growth of young star

04 December 2013

New research from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, shows that a young, newly formed star in the Milky Way had such an explosive growth, that it was initially about 100 times brighter than it is now

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Monster gamma-ray burst in our cosmic neighbourhood

21 November 2013

Gamma-ray bursts are violent bursts of gamma radiation associated with exploding massive stars. For the first time ever, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have observed an unusually powerful gamma-ray

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Fabiola Gianotti awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour

01 November 2013

The LHC accelerator is running on ‘woman power’, such is a saying CERN. One of the great top female researchers is the particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti, who for four years has been the head of......

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Niels Bohr Institute part of the research project IceCube at the South Pole

18 October 2013

The Niels Bohr Institute is now officially admitted as a full member of the IceCube collaboration. IceCube is an enormous particle detector built into a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole.

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Nobel Prize for the Higgs mechanism

09 October 2013

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass

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Discovery Center receives 40 million kroner

30 September 2013

The Discovery Center for Particle Physics at NBI has received a grant of 40 million kroner from the Danish National Research Foundation. This grant means that the Discovery Center, which was established in January 2010

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Quasar observed in 6 separate light reflections

07 August 2013

Using a special method where you observe light that has been bent by gravity on its way through the universe, a group of physics students from NBI have observed a quasar whose light has been deflected and reflected in

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New knowledge about early galaxies

03 July 2013

Using new detailed studies carried out with the ESO Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers from NBI have studied an early galaxy in unprecedented detail and determined a number of

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Rounded stones on Mars evidence of flowing water

30 May 2013

Observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have revealed areas with gravel and pebbles that are characteristic of a former riverbed. Researchers, including members of the Niels Bohr Institute, have analysed their...

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