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Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje member of EU science committee
14 November 2016
First step in the Deep Space mission
21 September 2016
Deep Space is a project that will use a new specially designed telescope to look far into space in order to observe radiation from the early universe. The equipment will be placed at Summit in the middle of the...
16 September 2016
The first part of the deployment of the Deep-Space experiment in Greenland is now completed
PhD course - Frontiers in particle physics: Flavour physics
13 September 2016
The PhD course aims primarily at theoretical and experimental particle or astro-particle physics PhD students.
Mohamed Rameez wins the 2016 CHIPP prize
31 August 2016
Congratulations to newly arrived postdoc Mohamed Rameez for winning the 2016 CHIPP prize for Particle Physics in Switzerland. The prize is awarded annually by the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics to the best PhD...
Scientist Holger Bech Nielsen turns 75
23 August 2016
Denmark’s most famous and beloved physicist Holger Bech Nielsen turns 75 on the 25th of August. Holger Bech Nielsen is professor of theoretical high-energy physics, which is the study of the basic structure and organisation of the universe.
The long hunted sterile neutrino cannot be traced
08 August 2016
Some of the most abundant particles in the universe are the so-called ghost particles, neutrinos, which travel through virtually anything on their journey through the universe. Researchers have identified three types of...
Danish professor new vice-president of the CERN Council
01 April 2016
Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, a professor of particle physics and head of the Subatomic research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has been elected as vice president of the CERN Council.
The universe’s primordial soup flowing at CERN
09 February 2016
Jason Koskinen has got a Villum grant of 4,9 MDKK
26 January 2016
First result at LHC from lead-lead collisions
18 December 2015
The ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN submits today on the electronic preprint server, ArXiv, the first paper from lead-lead collisions at center-of-mass energy 5TeV per nucleon pair from the entire LHC project.
CERN collides heavy nuclei at new record high energy
25 November 2015
Evidence for astrophysical neutrinos published - "the birth of neutrino astronomy".
31 August 2015
In an article in Physical Review Letters ( arxiv.org/abs/1507.04005 ), the IceCube collaboration presents compelling evidence for a flux of astrophysical neutrinos.
CERN restarts particle collisions at record high energy
03 June 2015
The 27 km long underground particle accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is once again in full swing and is colliding protons at record energies. This is after a break of more than two years to rebuild and upgrade the
Detector at the South Pole explores the mysterious neutrinos
16 April 2015
The Earth is constantly bombarded by billions of neutrinos, which zip right through the entire globe. The giant IceCube experiment at the South Pole can detect when there is a collision between neutrinos and atoms in the ice.
CERN starting the LHC accelerator up again to solve new mysteries
12 March 2015
The 27 km long subterranean particle accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is ready to start up again. The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. After a break of two years, which was a
CERN Council selects next Director General
04 November 2014
At its 173rd Closed Session on November 4th, CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General.
Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is next CERN Director-General
04 November 2014
At its 173rd Closed Session today, CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General. She will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years.
Six million DKK to a researcher at the Discovery Center
13 October 2014
Stefania Xella has received a grant of approximately 6 million kroner from YDUN under the Danish Council for Independent Research. YDUN grants are awarded primarily to promising young female researchers.
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
29 September 2014
The ALICE group receives 6,5 million DKK from FNU
15 July 2014
Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, head of the ALICE group has received a grant of 6½ million DKK from The Danish Council for Independent Research for research in the universe's primordial soup with atomic nucleus collisions in the LHC at CERN....(only in Danish)
ESOF 2014 conference in Copenhagen
23 June 2014
Fabiola Gianotti (former spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and receiver of the NBI medal of honour for 2013) and Rolf Heuer (Director General of CERN) participated on Sunday in mini round...
Research inspired by Ciaran Williams and collaborators makes front-page news at CERN
29 April 2014
Research inspired by Ciaran Williams and collaborators makes front-page news at CERN last week when it reported on new analysis based on the CMS experiment.
Physics World Top 10 Breakthrough of the year 2013
13 January 2014
Niels Bohr Professor Subir Sarkar and Discovery Center scientist Jason Koskinen publish in Science
04 December 2013
The ATLAS experiment at CERN announces the strongest evidence so far that the Higgs gives mass to matter particles
28 November 2013
The Discovery tau ATLAS team has been involved in laying the grounds for a new result from ATLAS, namely the announcement of very strong evidence for the Higgs boson decaying to tau leptons.
Fabiola Gianotti awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour
01 November 2013
The LHC accelerator is running on ‘woman power’, such is a saying CERN. One of the great top female researchers is the particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti, who for four years has been the head of......
Niels Bohr Institute part of the research project IceCube at the South Pole
18 October 2013
Discovery Center becomes full member of the IceCube Experiment
17 October 2013
Nobel Prize for the Higgs mechanism
09 October 2013
Discovery Center receives 40 million kroner
30 September 2013
The Discovery Center for Particle Physics at NBI has received a grant of 40 million kroner from the Danish National Research Foundation. This grant means that the Discovery Center, which was established in January 2010
Discovery PhD student receives Dirac Diploma and Best Student Award in Erice
04 July 2013
At the recent International School of Subnuclear Physics "Reflections on the next step for the LHC" held in Erice, Discovery PhD-student Christine Hartmann received both this year's Paul A.M. Dirac Diploma and Best Student...
Discovery goes to the South Pole
11 May 2013
The Discovery Center has joined the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (http://icecube.wisc.edu/) collaboration, which operates perhaps the strangest 'telescope' in the world.
Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe
22 March 2013
Discovery Center is part of the eagerly awaited release of Planck data and results. Results that in a heartbeat made the Universe 80 million years older, changed the content of the Universe and revealed the existence...
LHC Run I over - now awaits Run II at full energy in 2015
14 February 2013
Nobel Laureate David Gross will be Visiting Professor at the Discovery Center for three months this spring
07 February 2013
Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje Chairman of the Discovery board has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry
29 January 2013
Discovery student wins prestigious EU grant for CERN
22 January 2013
Discovery Center organizes Nordic PhD Winter School in Gausdal
22 November 2012
40 Nordic students will provide intense courses in neutrino physics, astroparticle physics, observational cosmology, Higgs physics and beyond the Standard Model Physics and theory of the quark-gluon plasma.
The Discovery Center goes to Quark Matter
17 September 2012
Researchers from the Discovery Center present new results at the Quark Matter (QM) 2012 International Conference on heavy ion physics. The Discovery Center made its presence felt, with two parallel talks, a poster and
CERN experiments may reveal new state of matter for the 'glue particles', the gluons
14 September 2012
At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established for the first time. At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established tonight, for the first time
First p-Pb collision with the LHC
13 September 2012
During a special test run, the LHC collided a beam of protons with a beam of lead-ions for the first time. On the night between September 12 and September 13, the CERN LHC collided heavy ions with protons for the first time.
Mysterious haze seen by the Planck satellite
07 September 2012
ESA's Planck mission (in which also Discovery scientists are invovled) has detected a mysterious haze from the region around the galactic center. Several explanations have been proposed for this unusual radiation, including higher supernova rates, galactic winds or possibly the annihilation of dark-matter particles.
Christine Hartmann wins honorable price
20 August 2012
Soon-to-be PhD-student at the Discovery Center, Christine Hartmann, has won this year's Kif-Price from the Danish Women in Physics Association for “Groundbreaking and independent research in neutrino oscillations”.
Discovery PhD student hunts for magnetic monopoles
09 August 2012
Morten Dam Jørgensen from the Discovery Center has next to his work at the ATLAS Experiment been part of a search for Magnetic Monopoles. If just a single magnetic monopole exists somewhere in the universe, then all electric charge would be quantised.
Danish Summer Students at CERN
05 August 2012
Each year undergraduate students from all the CERN member states can apply to spend their summer at the lab in Switzerland. This year CERN welcomed 279 summer students. 5 of these are from Denmark and 4 of them come from the Discovery Centre.
Gennembrud - vi har fundet en Higgs partikel
04 July 2012
Discovery Centeret er med i sensationel opdagelse af en ny partikel. Konklusionen er klar – der er opdaget en ny partikel og den minder om den meget omtalte Higgs partikel.
Breakthrough – the Higgs has been found
04 July 2012
So there it is – the Higgs, the mysterious particle that causes all things to have a mass. After 45 years of intense searching, researchers at CERN have now detected the existence of the mysterious particle
Higgs press conference - Live transmission from CERN
02 July 2012
Wednesday July 4th the LHC experiments, ATLAS and CMS present their latest results in the hunt for the Higgs particle at a seminar at CERN. The CERN seminar is transmitted at the Niels Bohr Institute in Aud. A, Blegdamsvej.
Discovery Center Scientific Associate Subir Sarkar receives Niels Bohr Professorship
22 June 2012
Amplitude Calculations Using Algebraic Geometry
05 June 2012
In a recent paper (ArXiv 1205.5707) Yang Zhang, a post-doc at the Discovery Center, has demonstrated a method to calculate multi-loop corrections to scattering amplitudes, using tools from the mathematical
Exciting new collaboration
31 May 2012
Remarkable extension of the Planck LFI instrument
28 May 2012
Discovery Center is host of major international conference
10 April 2012
Researchers from Discovery in "Danskernes Akademi"
30 March 2012
Researchers from the Discovery Center contributes to "Danskernes Akademi" on DR2. CERN is the keyword in this televisison programme which was sent on March 28 and will be repeated on April 14 (in Danish).
Rencontres de Moriond 2012 - Particle Physics Conference
15 March 2012
The purpose of the Rencontres de Moriond is to discuss recent findings and new ideas in physics in a pleasant, relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
Highly succesful heavy-ion run
23 January 2012