Other October News in Brief

01. November 2021

International conference held by CeMist; MIB welcomes new Professor; New study from SAC works on reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses; CEM conference held at the beginning of November; GeoTop’s YouTube channel is a big success; Professor Ronnie Glud, from HADAL, in the Zetland podcast about the deep ocean and bigQ working toward ultra-coherent micromechanical resonators. All this in the DNRF’s Other October News in Brief here.

International conference held by CeMist

The next international conference held by the Center of Excellence Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites (CeMist) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will take place in June 2022. This will be the second international conference to be held by CeMist. The conference is multidisciplinary and will cover topics such as chemistry, genetics, and the ecology of microbial secondary metabolites. The overarching question to be covered at the conference is: What is the natural role of microbial secondary metabolites in microbiomes? Among the guest speakers will be Professor Tom Gilbert, from the Center of Excellence CEH at the University of Copenhagen.

Read more about the upcoming international conference at CeMist here

More information about CeMist here

MIB welcomes new Professor 

How are musicians in a band or orchestra able to play in time? This is one of the questions that Professor Peter Keller will seek to answer in his new position at the Center of Excellence Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University. According to Professor Keller, the ability to communicate via music promotes social bonds that support both collaboration and culture. Professor Keller has a bachelor’s degree in music and psychology as well as a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Read more at Aarhus University here

More information about MIB here

New study from SAC works on reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses

It is necessary to significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere  to avoid a global climate crisis in this century. A new study from the Center of Excellence SAC explores this problem in the scientific article “Greenhouse gas capture by triboelectric charging,” which has been published in the journal Chemical Physics Letters in ScienceDirect. Professor Kai Finster from SAC is co-author on the study that, among other things, explores technologies that can be used for CO-2 reduction as well as the weak points in them.

Read the scientific article in Chemical Physics Letters in ScienceDirect here

More information about SAC here

CEM conference held at the beginning of November

If you want to know more about electromicrobiology, then mark your calendar for November 3 through November 5, 2021. Electromicrobiology is the theme of the conference that will be held by the Center of Excellence Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM) at Aarhus University. The center has invited over 100 electromicrobiology researchers to the conference, which aims to capture the latest developments in the field of electromicrobiology.

Read more about the CEM conference here

More information about CEM here

GeoTop’s YouTube channel is a big success

Back in August 2020, one of the newer Centers of Excellence GeoTop, at the University of Copenhagen, created a YouTube channel that offers viewers intriguing lectures from GeoTop’s researchers. The channel has turned out to be a big success with the lecture “Condensed Mathematics Master Class” held by Professor Peter Scholze, who received the prestigious Field Medal. Professor Scholze’s lecture has had over 13,000 views to date. “We are very thrilled and didn’t expect to have a success with a YouTube channel about such a highly specialized field,” said head of center Nathalie Wahl. The channel is continuously updated and, as of now, has fifty-six videos that can be streamed.

Read more about GeoTop’s YouTube channel at the University of Copenhagen here

See GeoTop’s YouTube channel here

Professor Ronnie Glud from HADAL in the Zetland podcast about the deep ocean

Professor Ronnie Glud, from the Center of Excellence Center for Hadal Research (HADAL), will participate in the Zetland podcast about the deep ocean and the deep sea mining. The podcast will be issued in week 42. There will be four episodes in total, and Professor Glud will mainly participate in the first episode. He will talk generally about the deep ocean and show porous, hen-egg-shaped, potato-sized clods that might have an essential role in solving the climate crisis. He raises questions such as: Is this a crazy good idea – or a terrible bad idea? Is this a smart solution to our era’s unconditionally greatest challenge, or will this throw us even deeper into the world’s green crisis?

Read more about the podcast here

More information about HADAL here

BigQ working toward ultra-coherent micromechanical resonators

The Center of Excellence Center for Macroscopic Quantum States (bigQ) at DTU, in collaboration with Professor Ole Sigmund from DTU Mechanical Engineering, has used Professor Sigmund’s expertise in topology optimization to work toward ultra-coherent micromechanical resonators, which are central to the center’s research area in the field of macroscopic quantum technologies. The study was published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Read the scientific article in Nature Communications here

Read more about the study at DTU here