Latest Niels Bohr Institute Stories

Gamma-ray Burst
2014-05-01 04:41:32

An international team of astronomers has for the first time measured circular polarization in the afterglow of gamma-ray bursts, the powerful flashes of radiation originating from massive dying stars as they collapse into black holes.

Ultra Sensitive Detection Of Radio Waves Using Lasers
2014-03-05 14:30:33

researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new method where they can avoid noise by means of laser light and can therefore achieve extreme precision of measurements.

Decay Used To Create Quantum Information
2013-11-25 09:47:26

Usually, when researchers work with quantum information, they do everything they can to prevent the information from decaying. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have flipped things around and are exploiting the decay to create the so-called entanglement of atomic systems, which is the foundation for quantum information processing.

Resonance In 'Artificial Atoms' Control Quantum Communication
2013-08-06 12:26:15

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, together with colleagues in the US and Australia, have developed a method to control a quantum bit for electronic quantum communication in a series of quantum dots, which behave like artificial atoms in the solid state.

Black Holes Physics Described By Researchers
2012-12-12 09:42:37

Many mysteries surround black holes, but new research led by the Niels Bohr Institute has come up with groundbreaking new theories that might explain several of their more mysterious properties.

Dark Matter Mystery Close To Being Solved
2012-09-05 05:25:36

Since the prediction of dark matter some 70 years ago, researchers from a myriad of disciplines have been looking for answers to what dark matter could be.

Baby Galaxies Grew Up Faster Than Previously Believed
2012-05-18 03:53:28

Baby galaxies from the young Universe more than 12 billion years ago evolved faster than previously thought, shows new research from the Niels Bohr Institute.

2012-01-23 10:57:31

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have combined two worlds – quantum physics and nano physics, and this has led to the discovery of a new method for laser cooling semiconductor membranes.

Image 1 - Ancient Stars Hint At Prehistory Of The Milky Way
2011-11-16 03:58:29

Some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way – a kind of stellar fossils in the outer reaches of our galaxy, contain abnormally large amounts of heavy elements like gold, platinum and uranium.

Image 1 - New Record For Measurement Of Atomic Lifetime
2011-09-08 05:40:30

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have measured the lifetime of an extremely stable energy level of magnesium atoms with great precision.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.