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Dean Niels Christian Nielsen, Science and Technology. (Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Communication)

2013.11.28 | Public / media, Staff

Science and Technology has to save – the dean’s speech

On Wednesday 27 November, Dean Niels Christian Nielsen addressed the staff at Science and Technology about the coming cost-reduction measures.

Jacob Sherson has just been awarded a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship valued at DKK 10 million for his research into the mystical world of atoms. (Photo: Lundbeck Foundation)

2013.11.18 | Science and Technology, Public / media, Staff, Grant, Research

The quantum age comes a giant step closer

Jacob Friis Sherson, who has just been awarded a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, succeeded in trapping a cloud of atoms and making the world’s coldest crystal. He thereby created a quantum simulator that is a major step in the development of potent quantum computers and superconductors.

Impression of Titan. (Photo: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy)
Professor Poul Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication)

2013.11.20 | Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Public / media, Staff, Grant

Aarhus researcher allocated access to one of the world’s largest computers

Professor Poul Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry, has been allocated access to the Titan supercomputer in the USA – one of the largest computers in the world. He applied for 122 million core hours to study molecules, and received the first 24 million core hours as of next year. The grant is valued at approximately DKK 25 million.

Pontus Gourdon, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, has just been awarded a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship. (Photo: Lundbeck Foundation)

2013.11.15 | Science and Technology, Staff, Public / media, Grant

When human cells are unable to protect themselves

Pontus Gourdon, Aarhus University, has just been awarded a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, and he will study what happens when the transport of substances in and out of the cells does not work. Dreaded dementia diseases can occur if there is an imbalance in a number of substances in human cells.

Jeremy David Silver, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, has just been awarded the Lundbeck Foundation’s Talent Prize 2013. (Photo: Lundbeck Foundation)

2013.11.15 | Science and Technology, Staff, Public / media, Awards

Lundbeck Foundation’s Talent Prize awarded to pollution scientist

Jeremy David Silver, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, has been awarded the Lundbeck Foundation’s Talent Prize 2013. The prize is awarded to scientists under 30 years of age who have distinguished themselves in their field of science.

Professor MSO Michael Drewsen will be leading the COMIQ network for the next four years. It is a European collaboration, which aims at educating the future generation of scientists that will lift cold molecular physics and chemistry to a new level. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)
Academic partners: Aarhus University, University of Basel, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), University of Oxford, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), University of Innsbruck, University of Ulm, University of Bonn. Industrial partners: HighFinesse, Alpes Lasers, Stahl-Electronics. Read about the partners on the COMIQ website (find link below)
Cold Molecular Ions at the Quantum Limit (COMIQ) is financed by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme’s PEOPLE initiative under Marie Curie Actions. The project provides an opportunity to employ thirteen PhD students and one postdoctoral fellow spread throughout Europe. At Aarhus University, one PhD student and one postdoctoral fellow will focus particularly on combining ultracold molecules with femto laser technology. The education and training will take place at nine universities and laboratories, as well as three private companies in six European countries altogether.

| Public / media, Science and Technology, Staff

Cool molecular research – towards new horizons

With a grant of DKK 28 million from the European Union’s Marie Curie Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), cold molecular physics ion and chemistry researchers of the future will be educated and trained by the Cold Molecular Ions at the Quantum Limit (COMIQ) network, led by Professor Michael Drewsen, Aarhus University.

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