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News 2012/13

Niels Bohr Professor Subir Sarkar and Discovery Center scientist Jason Koskinen publish in Science

04 December 2013

The first ever detection of high-energy extraterrestrial neutrinos was reported by the IceCube collaboration and was the cover article of the most recent issue of Science.

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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.

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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......

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Niels Bohr Institute part of the research project IceCube at the South Pole

18 October 2013

The Niels Bohr Institute is now officially admitted as a full member of the IceCube collaboration. IceCube is an enormous particle detector built into a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole.

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Discovery Center becomes full member of the IceCube Experiment

17 October 2013

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, embedded down to 2.5 km deep under the South Pole, is the world's largest and most sensitive ‘telescope' for high energy neutrinos.

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Nobel Prize for the Higgs mechanism

09 October 2013

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass

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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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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LHC Run I over - now awaits Run II at full energy in 2015

14 February 2013

This morning, the 14th of February 2013, CERNs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ended its first running period, which started on the 30th of March 2010 with the first collisions at 7 TeV.

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Nobel Laureate David Gross will be Visiting Professor at the Discovery Center for three months this spring

07 February 2013

Professor David Gross from the University of California in Santa Barbara will be visiting the Discovery Center and the Niels Bohr International Academy in the period April-June, 2013.

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Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje Chairman of the Discovery board has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry

29 January 2013

Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje receive French Order of ChivalryProfessor Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje, the Niels Bohr Institute, Chairman of the Discovery board,  has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.  

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Discovery student wins prestigious EU grant for CERN

22 January 2013

Christine Hartmann, PhD-student at the Discovery Center has received a 9-month EU Fellowship to spend with the Theory Group at CERN.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Discovery Center Scientific Associate Subir Sarkar receives Niels Bohr Professorship

22 June 2012

The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded Professor Subir Sarkar froim Oxford University a five-year distinguished Niels Bohr Professorship to start up a new group in astroparticle physics

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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

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Exciting new collaboration

31 May 2012

The Planck team of the Discovery Center has startet a collaboration with Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford) and Phillip Mertsch (University of Stanford), concerning synchrotron emission and

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Remarkable extension of the Planck LFI instrument

28 May 2012

The Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) of the Planck satellite has recently been extended for 6 more months due to very good performance of the cooling system and scanning strategy.

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Discovery Center is host of major international conference

10 April 2012

During the week of April 10-13 close to one hundred international scientists gather at the Discovery Center's conference "Standard Model@LHC 2012".

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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).

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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.

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Highly succesful heavy-ion run

23 January 2012

The second heavy ion run with lead+lead collisions at E=2.76 TeV per nucleon pair took place in november -december 2011 at the LHC at CERN.

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