Researchers from CeMist develop new biosensor; Ph.D. student from IDUN receives award; Big breakthrough from Hy-Q with new quantum science; Two members of the DNRF’s Niels Bohr Professorship to Rita Felski receive grants; New study from DAWN brings insight into the universe. All this in the DNRF’s Other December News in Brief here.
Researchers from CeMist develop new biosensor
Researchers from the Center of Excellence CeMist at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a new biosensor that can be used to study microbial secondary metabolites in soil. Secondary metabolites, such as antibiotics, are produced in tiny amounts by microorganisms in natural settings. This biosensor can help promote the understanding and the role of these secondary metabolites. The biosensor has been developed by Ph.D. student Morten Lindqvist Hansen in collaboration with Professor Lars Jelsbak.
Ph.D. student from IDUN receives award
Ph.D. student Nikolaj K. Mandsberg from the Center of Excellence IDUN at DTU has received the prestigious Kirstine Meyer’s Memorial Grant. The 2020 grant is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation and will be given to four young researchers to mark the 200th anniversary of HC Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism. Head of center Anja Boisen recommended Mandsberg for the award due to his talents in the fields of nano- and microtechnology.
Big breakthrough from Hy-Q with new quantum science
Researchers from the DNRF’s Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) at the University of Copenhagen have developed a chip that one day may be used to build a quantum simulator. It is so ahead of its time that conventional computer technology can no longer keep up. “We now have the tools that will make it possible to build a quantum simulator which can outmatch the classical computer. It is a big breakthrough and the first step into an unknown territory in the world of quantum physics,” said head of center Peter Lodahl. The results have been published in the scientific journal Science Advances.
Two members of the DNRF’s Niels Bohr Professorship to Rita Felski receive grants
Associate Professor Emily Hogg and Associate Professor Anders Bo Rasmussen have received grants from the Carlsberg Foundation. The two recipients are part of the DNRF’s Niels Bohr Professorship awarded to Rita Felski, a professor of English at the University of Virginia. Under the research project “Uses of Literature,” Associate Professor Hogg has received the Carlsberg Foundation’s Young Researchers Fellowship for the project “Feminized: A New Literary History of Women’s Work,” with a 3.560.600 DKK grant. Associate Professor Rasmussen has received a Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowship for the project “Louis Pio’s American Dream: Transplanting Socialism in the Face of White Supremacy, 1875-1895,” with a 732.000 DKK grant.
New study from DAWN brings insight into the universe
A new study from Ph.D. Mikkel Stockmann from the DNRF’s Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at the University of Copenhagen has examines how the galaxies have evolved by constructing physical models and learning from them. It turns out that in the present-day universe there is a close relationship between the galaxies’ size, mass, and brightness. The study has been published in the scientific journal Astrophysical Journal.