Other October News in Brief
A new study from CENPERM about plants and nitrogen published in Global Change Biology; meet post-doc Julian Regalado from the Center of Excellence CEH; David Lando from FRIC steps in as new senior fellow at KRAKA; Professor Johan Fynbo from DAWN talks about the relationship between faith and science; Associate Professor Martijn Wubs from CNG receives grant from Research Independent Fund Denmark; online seminar with Professor Rob Dunn from CEH; and new podcast series from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters with, among others, Head of Center Mikael Rask Madsen from iCourts and Head of Center Anja Boisen from IDUN. All this in the DNRF’s Other October News in Brief here.
A new study from CENPERM about plants and nitrogen published in Global Change Biology
High Arctic plants remain active in autumn, and the plants take up nitrogen released from thawing permafrost. This is the main conclusion of a new study from the Center of Excellence CENPERM at the University of Copenhagen. The study was led by Ph.D. student Emily P. Pedersen with the help of Head of Center Bo Elberling and Professor Anders Michelsen. The new study has been published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology.
Meet post-doc Julian Regalado from the Center of Excellence CEH
Every month, the Center of Excellence Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) introduces a new aspiring researcher from the center. CEH uses a hologenomic approach in its research on microbial metagenomes and host genomes and aims to educate and train young talents. This month, post-doc Julian Regalado introduces himself as well as his research. Regalado talks about what hologenomics are to him, what drew him into the field, and the excitement in developing an algorithm that helps with the understanding of complex systems within microbial mixtures and host genomes by using the hologenomic approach.
David Lando from FRIC steps in as new senior fellow at KRAKA
David Lando, professor and head of center of the DNRF’s Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC) at the Copenhagen Business School, has stepped in as a new senior fellow at the think tank KRAKA. Here he will work on developing KRAKA’s socioeconomic analyses as well strengthen its work on qualifying the public political-economic debate. “I am a great admirer of KRAKA’s unbiased and well-founded analyses. I am looking very much forward to joining and contributing to their work, especially within the area of finance,” said Professor Lando.
Professor Johan Fynbo from DAWN talks about the relationship between faith and science
Professor Johan P.U. Fynbo, from the Center of Excellence DAWN, was recently invited to talk about the relationship between faith and science. In his discussion, he talked about the misconception of what a believer is. A good and beneficial relationship can be formed between faith and science, a relationship that would not only be about collecting knowledge but also about what we, as humans, do with that knowledge.
Associate Professor Martijn Wubs from CNG receives a grant from Research Independent Fund Denmark
Associate Professor Martijn Wubs, from the DNRF’s Center for Nanostructured Graphene (CNG), has received a grant of 6,059,909 DKK from the Research Independent Fund Denmark for the project “Nanophotonics: Collective Quantum Emission in Novel 2D Materials.” He received the grant along with Associate Professor Nicolas Stenger. Together with their research co-workers, they will investigate quantum emitters, in the form of lamps, that only send out a single photon at a time. The lamps will be placed close to each other to figure out if that will make the photons emerge together instead of independently. The aim is to get a better understanding of the fundamental characteristics of these quantum emitters, which might lead to developments within quantum information processing.
Online seminar with Professor Rob Dunn from CEH
Professor Rob Dunn, from the Center of Excellence Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH), held an online seminar on October 23, 2020. Professor Rob Dunn is a biologist and author. He has published six books and written for publications such as National Geographic. In his online seminar he talked about how to write a book about science, gave some practical lessons, and shared a never-before-heard story. The seminar can be found on YouTube, where it can be seen in its entirety.
New podcast series from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters with, among others, Head of Center Mikael Rask Madsen from iCourts and Head of Center Anja Boisen from IDUN
Meet some of the country’s best researchers, including Head of Center Mikael Rask Madsen from the Center of Excellence iCourts and Head of Center Anja Boisen from the Center of Excellence IDUN, in a new podcast series about science. In the series, you will also meet three former DNRF Heads of Center: Professor Dan Zahavi, leader of the former DNRF Center for Subjectivity Research (CfS) at the University of Copenhagen; Professor Jeppe Dyre, leader of the former DNRF Center for Viscous Fluid Dynamics (Glass and Time); and Professor Eske Willerslev, leader of the former DNRF Center for Geogenetics. The new podcast is produced by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and can be found on Spotify. The podcast consists of eight entertaining and educational episodes in which the researchers take a closer look at how our society is founded on the shoulders of science.