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Porpoises are the only whale species that breed in Danish waters. Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that porpoises use their clicking sounds to find food and to communicate. Photo: Peter Verhoog.
A porpoise tagged with a sound recorder on its back. Photo: Siri Elmegaard, AU.

2018.08.14 |

Porpoises communicate in high-frequency Morse code to avoid killer whales

Denmark's only whale, the harbour porpoise, makes use of the same high-frequency Morse-code-like clicking they use to find food to communicate with other porpoises, according to new research from Aarhus University. These new findings provide entirely new insight into the social life of the porpoise.

Professor Claudio Orlandi has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant worth €1.5M. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, Aarhus University

2018.08.10 |

ERC Starting Grant for research in next level cryptographic protocols

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi from the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University a starting grant worth €1.5M for research into private and efficient secure multiparty computation (MPC).

The last Tasmanian tiger (Thylacine) died in 930. By Unknown photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
The maps show the diversity of Australian big herbivorous marsupials (a mammalian infraclass) as is today, and as it would be today, had most of the species not been extinct. The phylogenetic tree to the right shows the evolutionary relationships among a sample of extant and extinct species, while the circles illustrate the size of each species as well as their status: EP = Extinct in prehistory, CR = Critically Endangered, NT = Near Threatened, LC = Least Concern. Graphics: Soeren Faurby, University of Gothenburg.
The blue colour shows the range of brown bear today. The red colour shows, where you would also find brown bears today, had they not been driven away by human activity. Graphics: Soeren Faurby, University of Gothenburg.

2018.08.07 |

For the first time, scientists are putting extinct mammals on the map

Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Gothenburg have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species – nearly 6,000 in total – and overturning many previous ideas about global patterns of biodiversity.


Fri 24 Aug
14:00-22:00 | Navitas
ST Summer Hangout 2018
All employees and PhD students at Science and Technology and the ST Administration Centre are invited to ST SUMMER HANGOUT on Friday 24 August 2017.
Fri 31 Aug
13:15-14:00 | AIAS auditorium (Building 1632, room 201)
Professor Rune Hartmann's inaugural lecture
Professor Rune Hartman has been appointed Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. His inaugural lecture is entitled "Recognition of viruses and the ensuing Interferon response".
Fri 14 Sep
13:30-23:00 |
Aarhus University's annual celebration 2018
Aarhus University was founded on 11 September 1928, and holds a celebration every year to commemorate the event.