The DNRF’s 25th Anniversary celebration November 4, 2016

Dansk Grundforskningsfond, jubilæum, Dronningesalen, Diamanten, foto: Mikkel Østergaard On November 4, 2016, the DNRF celebrated its 25th anniversary in the Black Diamond.

Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs’ speech We depend on the Elite

Read Chair and professor Liselotte Højgaard’s speach

Read Director and professor Søren-Peter Olesen’s speach

Program

Dansk Grundforskningsfond, jubilæum, Dronningesalen, Diamanten, foto: Mikkel ØstergaardMinister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs and Permanent secretary Agnete Gersing arriving at the Black Diamond.

Following the Chair and Minister’s speaches the celebration features a panel session with representatives of the DNRF’s founders, consolidators and developers; former Chair and Director Peder Olesen Larsen, former board member Gretty Mirdal, former Director Ole Fejerskov, former Chair Klaus Bock, center leaders Marja Jäättelä and Eske Willerslev, and board member Bart de Moor.

Dansk Grundforskningsfond, jubilæum, Dronningesalen, Diamanten, foto: Mikkel Østergaard

At the celebration the DNRF showed a video cavalcade of the greatest Danish Researchers, courtesy of Danmarks Radio. The cavalcade described curiosity as the driving force behind the ground breaking discoveries of Niels Bohr, August Krogh, H.C. Ørsted and Inge Lehmann.

Watch the video cavalcade

Center leader Rubina Raja and Niels Bohr host Professor Tom Gilbert gave their personal stories about how curiosity is a driving force in their research endeavours today in the talks Contextualising the world: urban archaeology as a lens (Rubina Raja) and Palaeoproteomics: broadening the perspective (Tom Gilbert).

Dansk Grundforskningsfond, jubilæum, Dronningesalen, Diamanten, foto: Mikkel Østergaard Dansk Grundforskningsfond, jubilæum, Dronningesalen, Diamanten, foto: Mikkel Østergaard

As a prelude to Gilbert’s talk a short video presentation of Niels Bohr Professor Matthew Collins was shown.

Watch the Matthew Collins video

In the international evaluation of the DNRF from 2013, the evaluation panel concluded: “The high-trust modes of operation of the DNRF and its CoEs have proven to be extremely successful”. The DNRF owes its success to the DNRF researchers. As an example of their excellent achievements, a video presentation of a research result that made the cover of Science in 2016 was shown.

Watch Postdoctoral researcher Andreia Miraldo from Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate explain the result

The celebration ended with beautyful Nordic ballads by soprano Gitte Maria Sjøberg, the Royal Opera Copenhagen & cellist Morten Zeuthen, Royal Danish Conservatoire of Music.

Dansk Grundforskningsfond, jubilæum, Dronningesalen, Diamanten, foto: Mikkel Østergaard Photos: Mikkel Østergaard

 

 

 

 



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