One of the ten most important breakthroughs in physics in 2011 comes from Dark Cosmology Center

Astronomers from the Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a groundbreaking method for measuring long distances in the universe using light from quasars.

Quasars are active black holes and their light surpasses all other sources of light in the universe. This new groundbreaking method was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters in September, and now Physics World, the magazine of the UK’s physical society has chosen this research as one of the most important breakthroughs in physics in 2011.

Read the coverage at the Niels Bohr Institute’s website here