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Peter Teglberg Madsen awarded Elite Research Prize

On 28 February, Professor Peter Teglberg Madsen from the Department of Bioscience received the Elite Research Prize at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen. At the same time, PhD student Kristian Knakkergaard Nielsen from the Department of Physics and Astronomy received a travel grant.

2019.03.11 | Peter F. Gammelby

Peter Teglberg Madsen

Peter Teglberg Madsen receives the Elite Research Prize of DKK 1.2 million. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

Peter Teglberg Madsen researches into animals’ sensory physiology. By developing advanced measuring equipment which is then installed directly on the skin of whales with suction cups, he has gained insight into how the world's largest predators find their food in the deep sea. He has also examined their metabolism, and how their use of sound for communication is affected by increasing anthropogenic noise levels in the world's oceans. Read more about Peter Teglberg Madsen on the Ministry of Higher Education and Science website.

 

At the ceremony in Copenhagen, PhD student Kristian Knakkergaard Nielsen from the Department of Physics and Astronomy was presented with a travel grant of DKK 200,000 for his research into how impurities in quantum gases behave dynamically. Read more about Kristian Knakkergaard Nielsen on the Ministry of Higher Education and Science website

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