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2019
13 SEP

Four scientists from DTU Physics receive Villum Experiment grants

The four scientists have received Villum Experiment grants of almost 7.5 mill. DKK to perform their bold research ideas. 

Physics
07 SEP

New type of catalysts can pave the way for greater sustainability

Catalysts of one or two atoms may become essential to the green transition in future. It is hoped that they can be used for environmentally friendly purification of water...

Physics
07 SEP

Danish quantum key distribution technology to create secure communication channels

DTU researchers have developed a prototype for a quantum key distribution system which is now to be tested in a realistic fibre network.

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Information technology Systems and data security
05 AUG

DTU’s own tokamak for fusion energy research

As the only university in Northern Europe, DTU can now perform fusion energy experiments using its own tokamak.

Physics Energy
13 MAY

Nobel Laureate to give lecture on quantum physics at DTU

Nobel Laureate Professor Serge Haroche will visit DTU in May to give a lecture on quantum physics.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics
25 APR

DTU researcher honoured by the Danish Society of Engineers

Professor Jens Kehlet Nørskov is the third prominent technical-natural scientist to be awarded an honorary plaque by the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) in Copenhagen...

Physics
07 MAR

Postdocs receive millions for international research

Three postdocs from DTU each receive EUR 175,000–200,000 from Independent Research Fund Denmark for conducting research at elite international universities.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Fuel cells Micro and nanotechnology
01 MAR

Kristian Sommer Thygesen receives EliteForsk Prize

Professor Kristian Sommer Thygesen from DTU Physics is among this year’s recipients of the EliteForsk Prize, which he receives for his research in two-dimensional materials...

Micro and nanotechnology Materials Quantum theory and atomic physics Computer calculations
22 FEB

DTU researchers capture motion of molecules in flight

Researchers from DTU have developed a new method which can accurately observe the structural dynamics of molecular systems that otherwise vibrate randomly. The method...

Analytic and theoretical chemistry Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy systems Lasers
Grafik: Carl Otto Moesgaard
18 FEB

Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics

A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. The new results have just been published...

Electronics Micro and nanotechnology Semiconductors Superconductors
2018
29 OCT

DTU strongly represented in new EU Quantum Flagship

A major EU initiative aims at bringing Europe to the forefront of quantum technology development. DTU participates in two of the four projects on quantum communication...

Information technology Systems and data security Physics Lasers Light sources Optics Telecommunication
27 SEP

450 high school students hear about fusion research

The  Danish national science festival  takes place every year in week 39. Like in the previous years, high school students could hear about the ideas behind and the status...

Physics
21 SEP

2 million DKK for unconventional research in ultrasound

Villum Fonden supports 53 new research ideas in their Villum Experiment programme. 18 grants were awarded to DTU researchers, selected among more than 400 applications...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Nanoparticles
21 SEP

First Niels Bohr Medal for Dane since 1955

On Sunday, 7 October HM Queen Margrethe will present the Niels Bohr International Gold Medal to the Danish physicist Jens Kehlet Nørskov.

Physics
06 JUL

Research in 2D materials boosted

January 1 st , 2019, DTU merges research on two-dimensional (2D) materials.

Physics Materials
24 APR

Implementation of new class of smart actuating materials in biocompatible devices

Researchers from DTU Energy and DTU Physics have received a FET-Open grant from EU to pioneer research in biocompatible actuating materials that can be used for intelligent...

Electrotechnology Energy Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology
18 JAN

Quantum physics provides new knowledge about the brain

A new major research project between quantum physicists and neurophysiologists will increase our understanding of the brain. 

Quantum theory and atomic physics
10 JAN

DTU professorship for top researcher from Stanford University

A EUR 3.8 million (DKK 28 million) grant from VILLUM FONDEN has made it possible to create a Villum Kann Rasmussen professorship at DTU for the leading international catalysis...

Energy Physics
2017
21 DEC

Portrait of a down-to-earth space physicist

Birgitte Madsen is devoting the next many years of her research to harnessing the sun’s energy in an effort to provide safe and efficient nuclear power.

Physics Energy
24 NOV

Quantum technology defies reason

In the world of quantum physics, things can be in two places at the same time. Postdoc Ulrich Busk Hoff devotes much of his time talking about this fascinating phenomenon...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics
02 NOV

Vanguard of quantum society

A new basic research centre at DTU aims to secure Denmark a leading international position in the field of quantum technology. At the same time, the University is advancing...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics
24 OCT

The global quantum race is on

Huge investments are being made in quantum technology around the world. Denmark is among the nations that have joined the global race, where the winners will be those who...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics
23 OCT

Doctorate identifies new 2D materials

DTU’s next Dr. Techn.—Kristian Sommer Thygesen—is in the process of compiling a database of existing and future 2D materials.

Physics Materials Data analysis Information technology
12 OCT

Diamonds track cancer

Knowing whether a cancer therapy is 100 per cent effective, or merely 99.9 per cent, can be a matter of life and death. Quantum mechanical phenomena in diamonds are helping...

Physics
03 OCT

Quantum computers demand new encryption

Data which is confidential today will no longer be secure when quantum computers arrive. However, researchers have a solution ready in advance—quantum cryptography.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors Systems and data security
27 SEP

Isolated nanoparticles can create new generation of catalysts

With a European Research Council grant  (ERC) of DKK 11 million (EUR 1.5 million), Associate Professor Peter Vesborg from DTU Physics  will develop a new measuring method...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Energy production Catalysis
04 SEP

Large Danish imprint on world’s biggest X-ray laser

On Friday, 1 September, the new European research facility European XFEL was inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany. One of the two instruments has been built by the Danish company...

Physics Lasers Solar energy
29 AUG

Diamonds to shed light on signals in the brain

New quantum technological methods are to enable exploring what happens when a brain signal moves from A to B. This knowledge is essential to understanding the dynamics...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Electrotechnology
25 AUG

DTU heading second quantum revolution

DTU's leading position is attributable to the University’s great collaboration between various areas of academic expertise and strong relationship with the business sector...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics Information technology
31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics , has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
13 JUN

Ten researchers receive grants for 'wild' experiments

VILLUM FONDEN is giving ten researchers up to DKK 2 million (EUR 268,000) each in funding to explore novel ideas. The money is earmarked for innovative and ‘wild’ ideas...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Physics Information technology Medicine and medico technology
21 APR

Two new Centers of Excellence

The Danish National Research Foundation invests DKK 120 million in two new centres at DTU.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Physics Space research
27 MAR

Everybody can lay their hands on quantum technology

Today a new educational laboratory for quantum technology was inaugurated at the Technical University of Denmark. Here visitors can experiment with some of the most fascinating...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Physics
Photo: Ulrich Busk Hoff
28 FEB

Course on quantum physics with experiments

Seven students are the first to have completed a course in experimental quantum technology, where the difficult theory has been transformed into something more tangible...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics
16 FEB

Technological 'hot or not' in 2017

Five female researchers gaze into the crystal ball and give their views on which technologies they believed will ‘predominate’ and which will fade into obscurity in the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Information technology Physics
02 FEB

Collaboration prepares DTU for quantum future

A DTU-wide collaboration called Quantum DTU is to secure DTU national and international leadership when the quantum millions are being distributed over the coming years...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics
23 JAN

Five young researchers can step up their research

Five DTU researchers under the age of 40 receive a total of almost DKK 46 million (EUR 6,2 million) from VILLUM FONDEN and can now speed up their research careers.

Chemistry Information technology Physics Mathematics
19 JAN

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

Renewable energy is providing an increasing share of the energy supply, but to ensure the green transition continues, it must also be able to furnish us with the fuels...

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Fuel cells Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy
2016
16 DEC

DTU to develop yet another instrument for new neutron research facility

DTU’s expertise in developing high-tech measuring instruments has led to yet another assignment for the neutron research facility ESS—European Spallation Source. The instrument...

Physics Radioactivity
14 DEC

The quantum computers of the future will work equally well with encrypted and...

When future users of quantum computers need to analyze their data or run quantum algorithms, they will often have to send encrypted information to the computer. Because...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Systems and data security
07 DEC

Screening of databases is the basis for developing new energy materials

The growing volume of computer-generated data and calculations makes it possible to quickly develop new energy materials. A recently published screening focuses on materials...

Physics Materials Computer calculations
29 NOV

Squeezed states of light can improve feedback cooling significantly

In a recent proof-of-principle experiment, published in Nature Communications, researchers from DTU Physics have demonstrated how quantum-engineered states of light can...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Light sources
28 NOV

DTU Researchers Make Molecular Movies of Photocatalysis About to Happen

Using sophisticated X-ray equipment and highly advanced computational chemistry methods, DTU researchers have shown that it is possible to record ‘molecular movies’ of...

Chemistry Catalysis Lasers Physics
18 NOV

Danish neutron research instrument receives DKK 100 million grant

The large new pan-European neutron research facility European Spallation Source (ESS) has just granted DKK 100 million (EUR 13,5 million) in funding to the BIFROST instrument...

Physics Image analysis Materials
13 OCT

DTU receiving share of DKK 20 million for new research facilities

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science has allocated DKK 20 million (EUR 2.7 million) for new quantum technology research facilities at the University of...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics
28 SEP

Theme: Knowledge about invisible structures produce new materials

Danish universities and businesses will have direct access to the recently inaugurated X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden— MAX IV .

Physics Lasers
28 SEP

Theme: X-ray behind better milk cartons

Packaging company Tetra Pak is to become neighbour to two of the world’s most advanced facilities for materials research. Cooperation across the Øresund is equipping...

Physics Materials
Photo: Lasse Baltzer
22 SEP

Test of new airport scanner technology

In future, you may be able to leave your laptop and fluids in your carry-on luggage when passing through airport security checks.

Physics Mathematics
25 AUG

Is it possible to prepare quantum states of “heavy” objects?

A new project at DTU Physics has set out to examine whether heavy objects like cantilevers and springs can be steered into quantum states. The question is one of the most...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors
19 MAY

New method for analysing and separating cells in blood

With the help of DTU Physics, researchers from MIT and the University of Lund have developed a new method to analyse and separate cells in blood. The method can accelerate...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Cells Health and diseases
20 APR

Young Investigator Grant for studying sugar transport in plants

Assistant Professor Kaare H. Jensen, DTU Physics, receives a Young Investigator Grant of EURO 0.6 million from the Villum Foundation for research on biomimetic plants...

Physics Bioenergy Biological systems
14 APR

Unique opportunity for Danish companies in the competition to develop materials...

An agreement has just been finalized on Danish co-financing of the coming X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden—MAX IV. The agreement gives Danish companies and researchers...

Materials Image analysis Computer calculations Physics Micro and nanotechnology
07 APR

The beginning of commercial quantum technology

So far, quantum physics has mainly been a theoretical discipline. Now, a major EURO 10,7 million investment by Innovation Fund Denmark will further develop the mysterious...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors Systems and data security Health and diseases
05 APR

New method for studying cancer cells

Cancer cell growth and proliferation are closely related to the mechanical properties of the cells. Researchers from DTU, Pavia University, and CNR Milano have developed...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Optics Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
04 APR

New project will convert surplus power into environmentally friendly chemicals

A wide variety of chemicals and materials which we use today require energy intensive and environmentally harmful synthesis methods.  The new research project, Proactive...

Energy Physics Chemistry Electrochemistry Catalysis
01 APR

Cheaper platinum alloys for fuel cells

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are attractive as zero-emission sources of power, particularly well-suited for automotive vehicles. However, the use of...

Physics Catalysis Fuel cells Energy efficiency
19 FEB

Unique opportunity for Danish materials research

In a few years, the world’s most powerful microscopes will be operational in Lund—specifically dedicated to materials research. A new Danish project will help companies...

Physics Image analysis Lasers
15 FEB

Better X-ray screening to improve safety at airports

The growing safety challenge in air traffic often creates chaos and delays in airports’ luggage handling. Now a number of companies and research groups in the Danish...

Physics Image analysis Computer calculations
12 FEB

Anniversary grant from VILLUM FONDEN for a new centre for developing sustainable...

With a huge grant of DKK 150 million (€20 million), VILLUM FONDEN supports the establishment of a new, ambitious research centre at DTU. The centre will conduct research...

Physics Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy
08 FEB

Technological ‘hot or not’ in 2016

Plastic solar cells, fusion energy, virtual reality and new forms of chemical energy are set to become popular technologies in 2016—if you ask five DTU researchers, who...

Information technology Physics Energy
22 JAN

Four young DTU researchers are granted millions for research

Four young DTU researchers receive a total of DKK 23.1 million from the VILLUM FONDEN’s Young Investigator Programme on Friday, 22 January.

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Food technology Catalysis Marine research Sensors
07 JAN

A top five research of the year

Every year in December the Danish journal  Ingeniøren elects the best Danish research results of the year in the fields of natural and technical sciences. Among the 2015...

Information technology Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Systems and data security
2015
09 NOV

DTU Physics part of a new Materials Encyclopedia Project

A new European Centre of Excellence will bring together physicists, chemists, materials, and computer scientists and industry to develop a Materials Encyclopaedia to facilitate...

Physics Chemistry Computer calculations Data analysis Materials
02 OCT

End to contaminated drinking water

As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then...

Water supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
23 SEP

Size Matters

Why do whales use echolocation when bacteria do not? Because body size determines available sensing modes, argue researchers from Centre for Ocean Life

Physics Marine research Fish and shellfish
11 AUG

A gentle quantum touch with high precision

Highly sensitive measurements of biological samples can be realized by laser light in e.g. an optical microscope. However, light might also damage or alter the fragile...

Physics
24 JUN

Danish Council for Independent Research awards DKK 34.6 million

Four DTU researchers have been awarded the Danish Council for Independent Research’s Sapere Aude grants. The grants amount to DKK 34.6 million for research within such...

Biological systems Cells Quantum theory and atomic physics IT systems Software and programming Systems and data security
29 MAY

One step closer to secure Internet communication

Every day, most of us transmit personal data over the Internet. Secure communication is thus an absolute necessity. In a new article in Nature Photonics, researchers...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Systems and data security Telecommunication
16 MAR

New issue of Technologist

Did you know that we unconsciously sniff out the perfect partner? And that sniffer dogs—in addition to money and drugs—can detect prostate, ovarian or gastrointestinal...

Fuel cells Energy storage Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
04 MAR

DTU researchers track electron’s lightning jump through an entire molecule

Using sophisticated laser and X-ray equipment, DTU researchers are the first to successfully track an electron’s ultra-fast path through a light absorbing molecule. This...

Physics Lasers Solar energy Chemistry Catalysis
23 FEB

Young researchers receive millions from the Danish Council for Independent Research

Eight researchers receive a total of DKK 19.6 million to boost their research. The postdoc grants will be allocated to research in the categories ‘Technology and Production...

Materials Lasers Micro and nanotechnology Electronics Optics Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry
02 FEB

Stepping up the hunt for materials to harvest solar energy

An intense hunt is currently underway for materials with the capacity to transform sunlight into fuels. The volume of materials is overwhelming, however, so researchers...

Physics Catalysis Computer calculations Data analysis Solar energy
29 JAN

DTU Physics researchers developing tomorrow’s teleportation

One of this year’s grants from the VILLUM FOUNDATION’s Young Investigator Programme has been awarded to Postdoc Jonas Schou Neergaard-Nielsen from DTU Physics. The grant...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Optics Information technology Telecommunication
2014
16 DEC

Quantum mechanical shortcut to new medicine

The dream of being able to predict whether medicine works and its potential side effects—even before you start producing the drug—lives again. This is the potential for...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Medical equipment and systems
16 DEC

Four Sapere Aude grants for DTU

On 15 December, the Danish Council for Independent Research announced that they are investing DKK 19 million in 40 Sapere Aude: DFF-Research Talent grants. Three of the...

Micro and nanotechnology Viruses Fuel cells
08 SEP

Nanotechnology to provide cleaner diesel engines

Catalysts Nanotechnology will significantly reduce the price and environmental impact of diesel engine catalysts.

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology
22 AUG

DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time

One of nature’s mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun’s rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis...

Solar energy Physics Analytic and theoretical chemistry Lasers
04 MAR

World-class microscopes for Nanoteket

New electron microscopes worth millions will make Nanoteket even more fascinating for visitors. Staff and students at Danish high schools are already excited.

Micro and nanotechnology
Illustration: ITER
27 FEB

Danish measuring equipment to measure 200 million degrees plasma

DTU researchers have concluded the biggest Danish contract to date with ITER, the world's first major experimental fusion power plant.

Physics Energy
2013
17 DEC

Diamonds to track brain illnesses

Researchers at DTU Physics have recently received DKK 14 million from  The Danish Council for Strategic Research to develop tiny diamond sensors with the capacity to...

Electrotechnology Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
09 JUL

Physics Olympiad draws young physicists from around the world

A total of 381 high school students from 83 countries will be in Denmark from 7 to 15 July to put their knowledge of physics to the test at the International Physics Olympiad...

Physics

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