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Science and Technology has entered into a partnership with the Kalundborg business sector. Vice Dean Tom V. Madsen signed the partnership. Here he is together with Production Manager Michael Hallgren,  Novo Nordisk Kalundborg. (Photo: Novo Nordisk)

2015.09.28 |

Partnership between Science and Technology and the Kalundborg business sector

A lack of skilled workers has become an everyday event for more and more companies. Science and Technology, Aarhus University, is now entering into a partnership with the Kalundborg business sector to launch activities targeting the university’s engineering students to make them aware that Kalundborg could provide them with an attractive workplace…

2015.09.28 |

Cold atoms won ForskerFight researcher competition

Can you compare atoms with bowling balls? PhD student Nils Byg Jørgensen did just that and he won the competition for relaying research results.

DKK 60 million and heartfelt recognition. DNRF Chair Liselotte Højgaard is enthusiastic about the ambitious plans that Professor Troels Skrydstrup and his colleagues at CADIAC are now embarking on. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, Aarhus University

2015.09.24 |

Carbon dioxide is in the air – and so is CADIAC

The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) has awarded a grant of DKK 60 million to the new CADIAC basic research centre at iNANO – and it is the wildest investment the foundation has ever made. This was stated by DNRF Chair Liselotte Højgaard when the centre was officially launched on 23 September.

One of CADIAC’s ambitious visions is to make it possible in the future to collect CO<sub>2</sub> as a raw material directly from chimneys, exhaust pipes or exhaled breath, immediately converting it into valuable materials such as plastic, medicine or fuel.
CADIAC is led by Professor Troels Skrydstrup. Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University

2015.09.23 |

Bold research into recycling CO2

The scientific aims are bold, but the gains can be enormous. The new CADIAC research centre at Aarhus University will be the most ambitious venture in the world to date to find the best methods to convert CO2 into medicine, plastic and useful chemicals.

Associate Professor Jacob Sherson is one of the organisers of the Global Quantum Game Jam to be held at Aarhus University this weekend. (Photo: Aarhus University)

2015.09.18 |

Quantum Game Jam: when the game becomes research

Computer games and other entertaining games have been shown to contribute to teaching and research with new angles. With a clear mission to turn quantum physics into a common household item, the science at home project at Aarhus University is open to a mixed group of game developers and researchers this weekend.

2015.09.14 |

Upslope migration of tropical plants due to climate change

The plants on the highest mountain in Ecuador have migrated more than 500 metres to higher altitudes during the last two centuries. This is determined in a new study, in which Aarhus University researchers compared Humboldt’s data from 1802 with current conditions.

2015.09.14 |

Aarhus University's Distinguished Alumnus 2015 is a chemist

Sten Scheibye, chair of the board of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, has been appointed distinguished alumnus in connection with Aarhus University’s annual celebration 2015. He has a PhD in Chemistry from Aarhus University.

2015.09.14 |

Sir Gregory Winter appointed honorary doctor

On the recommendation of Science and Technology, Sir Gregory Winter, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, has been appointed honorary doctor in connection with Aarhus University’s annual celebration 2015. He is a world-renowned molecular biologist, who paved the way for a number of present-day medical treatments using human antibodies.

2015.09.04 |

The greatest threat to species and ecosystems in Disko Bay is oil spills from marine traffic

Five West Greenland marine areas have been identified by DCE and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources as being particularly vulnerable to disturbances related to increased shipping in the area, where the greatest threat is estimated to be oil spills. Read more (in Danish only) here.

The tense atmosphere in the lecture theatre was broken by applause when Andreas Mogensen and his colleagues were in orbit and could signal thumbs up to the camera. (Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University)
There were nerves right up to lift-off, not only in the spacecraft, but also in the Lakeside Lecture Theatre in Aarhus. (Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University)
The early risers started the day with coffee and bread rolls in the foyer. (Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University)
Live transmission from the launch ramp in Kazakhstan. (Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University)
It was almost as if Andreas Mogensen was waving to the lecture theatre in Aarhus. (Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University)
A real Danish supporter among the audience. (Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University)

2015.09.02 |

Early morning launch event attracted 450 space enthusiasts

Space research was in focus right from the early morning on 2 September, when the Science Museums and the Stellar Astrophysics Centre, in collaboration with Science and Technology, invited visitors to lectures and the live transmission of the lift-off of the first Danish astronaut – Andreas Mogensen.

2015.09.02 |

Molecular wires assemble themselves on DNA circuit board

A team of researchers from Aarhus University and Harvard University has developed a method to wire single molecule polymers in predesigned paths on a board made of DNA.