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2017.10.17 |

Danish air has become cleaner over the last three decades

The negative impact of air pollution on human health in Denmark has been reduced by more than a third in the last 30 years, but air pollution causes about 3,600 premature deaths every year and costs millions in external expenses. This is shown in a report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.10.16 |

Why do physicists blur their images before showing them to biologists?

How can cartoon images aid in understanding bacterial biological processes? How did Hollywood contribute to quantum physics? How do aesthetics, art, and design influence scientific visualization and vice versa? These are just some of the questions that a new book raises. Bjørn Panyella Pedersen, Ebbe Sloth Andersen and Ditte Høyer Engholm from MBG…

Greenland’s ice sheet melts and sends large amounts of fresh water into the coastal waters, where it is of major importance for local production but potentially also for global ocean currents. Photo from Young Sound, Northeast Greenland. (Photo: Mikael Sejr).
1A. Changes in summer salinity from 2003 to 2015 in Young Sound, NE Greenland. The graph show how the heavy, nutrient rich saline water is being restricted to the deeper layers due to inflow of fresh melt water from the Greenland Ice Sheet. 1B. Inter-annual changes in the integrated total freshwater content in the water column of Young Sound showing an increase from approximately 1 m of pure freshwater in 2003 to almost 4 m in 2015.

2017.10.13 |

The melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less saline

For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.

Events

Tue 24 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Lecture Theatre, AU Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
Inaugural lecture: Honorary Professor Ole Green – Foulum
CEO Ole Green from Agrointelli – the Danish agronomic technology company – has been appointed honorary professor at the Department of Agroecology. In this connection, he is giving an inaugural lecture in English entitled ‘Sustainability, technology and intelligent solutions go hand in hand in the agriculture of the future’.
Tue 31 Oct
13:00-16:00 | Lecture Theatre, AU Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
Inaugural lecture: Honorary Professor Ole Green – Flakkebjerg
CEO Ole Green from Agrointelli – the Danish agronomic technology company – has been appointed honorary professor at the Department of Agroecology. In this connection, he is giving an inaugural lecture in English entitled ‘Sustainability, technology and intelligent solutions go hand in hand in the agriculture of the future’.
Wed 01 Nov
13:00-15:30 | AU Flakkebjerg
Inaugural lectures: Professor Torben Asp and Professor Henrik Brinch-Pedersen
On 1 May 2017, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen and Torben Asp were appointed Professors with Special Responsibilities at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. On the occasion of the appointments, we are pleased to invite you to their inaugural lectures on 1 November 2017 at 13:00 in the lecture hall at AU Flakkebjerg.