Two researchers from DNRF Centers of Excellence have been accepted at the Young Academy

11. June 2018

The talented researchers Víctor Silva Aguirre, from the Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC) at Aarhus University, and Naia Morueta-Holme, from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the University of Copenhagen, are among the seven new members accepted at the Young Academy 2018.

Victor Silva Aguirre, from the Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC), and Naia Morueta-Holme, from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC), are two of the 7 newly accepted members of the Young Academy 2018. The academy was established by the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters with the purpose of creating a platform for young researchers in Denmark and to promoting an interdisciplinary research environment.


Aguirre is a senior researcher at SAC
and a researcher in galactic archeology, which is the study of the creation and development of the Milky Way. By combining theoretical models for galactic creation and galactic evolution with observations of different selected types of stars from specific areas of the Milky Way, Aguirre hopes to decide the most important parameters for thousands of stars in distant parts of the Milky Way.Read more about Víctor Silva Aguirre at the Young Academy here (in Danish)

Morueta-Holme is an assistant professor at CMEC and macroecology is her research field. In her work, Morueta-Holme tries to get closer to understanding what determines the diversity and the distribution of life on Earth. For the past couple of years, Morueta-Holme has especially focused on mapping the human role in relation to the formation of and changes in nature through changes in climate and in areal utilization.

Read more about Naia Morueta-Holme at the Young Academy here (in Danish)

The Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters established the Young Academy in the fall of 2011 as a new scientific academy for young, talented researchers in Denmark. The academy serves to support young researchers from all research fields in their academic development and careers. Approximately 8 members are accepted every year, and each receives a 5-year membership in the Academy.

Read more about the Young Academy here (in Danish)