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1 TATIONpRÆSEN AARHUS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY AARHUS UNIVERSITY 1 PRESENTATION

2 AARHUS UNIVERSITET WELCOME TO AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University established in 1928 A research university with students and staff Research and teaching in all major subject areas Turn-over: 700m (2009) Main campus in a beautiful park in central Aarhus

3 AARHUS UNIVERSITET HISTORY : Aarhus University established 1933: The Department of Physics established 1954: The Department of Physics part of the Faculty of Science 1957: First professor of astronomy – at the local observatory 1973: The Department moves into present buildings (together with Department of Astronomy) 1992: The two departments merge into Department of Physics and Astronomy

4 AARHUS UNIVERSITET KEY FIGURES 2009 Aarhus UniversityDepartment of Physics and Astronomy Academic staff Technical/Adm. staff Postdocs and PhD studentsx Students (admits ~80/yr) Peer-reviewed articles /yr Aarhus University ranked 63rd worldwide (Times Higher - QS World University Rankings 2009). Aarhus University awarded the ECTS lable in 2009.

5 AARHUS UNIVERSITET MAIN RESEARCH AREAS Atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics Condensed matter physics and nanophysics, surface physics, statistical physics and biophysics Subatomic physics Astrophysics and cosmology 5

6 AARHUS UNIVERSITET MAJOR INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTERS ISA – Søren Pape Møller: The Institute for Storage Ring Facilities in Aarhus with ASTRID, the storage ring for synchrotron radiation iNano – Flemming Besenbacher: The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (in symbiotic relationship with the Department of Physics and Astronomy) CTN – Klaus Mølmer: Centre for Theory in Natural Science The storage ring for synchrotron radiation ASTRID. Circumference 40 m 6

7 AARHUS UNIVERSITET OTHER MAJOR PROJECTS SONG – Jørgen Christensen Dalsgaard: Stellar Observations Network Group LTC – Klaus Mølmer: The Lundbeck Foundation Theoretical Center for Quantum System Research KASC – Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard: Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium 14C dating – Jan Heinemeier: The AMS 14C Dating Centre NICE – Kasten Riisager: National Instrument centre for CERN Experiments HPAH – Liv Hornekær : ERC Starting Grant on Hydrogen interaction with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – from interstellar catalysis to hydrogen storage QUANTOP – Klaus Mølmer: Danish National Research Foundation Center for Quantum Optics 7

8 AARHUS UNIVERSITET SOME MAJOR RECENT WORKS Philip Hofmann, et al. Nature Physics 6, (2010): Band dispersion in the deep 1s core level of graphene Liv Hornekær et al. Nature Materials 9, (2010): Bandgap opening in graphene induced by patterned hydrogen adsorption Michael Drewsen et al. Nature Physics 6, (2010): Rotational laser cooling of vibrationally and translationally cold molecular ions Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard et al. First results from the Kepler space mission (NASA Press Conference 4 January 2010, Science online 7 January 2010) Lars Bojer Madsen et al. Nature Physics online 16 May 2010: Photoelectron angular distributions from strong-field ionization of oriented molecules 8

9 AARHUS UNIVERSITET AMO PHYSICS Clusters and molecules Quantum optics and cold atoms, ions and molecules Theoretical AMO physics CERN-related atomic physics 14C-dating 7

10 AARHUS UNIVERSITET CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS AND NANOPHYSICS Surface physics Semiconductor physics Materials Science Nanophotonics Theoretical condensed matter physics and nanophysics Peter Balling10

11 AARHUS UNIVERSITET SUBATOMIC PHYSICS Exotic nuclei and few-particle physics Nuclear physics Applications in astrophysics 11

12 AARHUS UNIVERSITET ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY Stellar physics Compact objects and cosmic rays Cosmology and astroparticle physics 12

13 AARHUS UNIVERSITET FACILITIES ON CAMPUS Ca. 10 minutes walk from city centre Main lecture theatre building for conferences (516) Main lakeside lecture theatre (424) 4 other lecture theatres in same building holding 100 people each Other next-door lecture theatres (300) Several cafeterias seating up to 500 people

14 AARHUS UNIVERSITET Lakeside Lecture Theatres C. F. Møller Architects

15 AARHUS UNIVERSITET WELCOME TO AARHUS

16 AARHUS UNIVERSITET THE CITY OF AARHUS Founded more than 1000 years ago inhabitants Two airports: Aarhus (45 minutes by bus), Billund (60 minutes by bus). With flight connections to major cities (Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt) Trains connecting Aarhus with Copenhagen and the continent

17 AARHUS UNIVERSITET Hotels hotel rooms in Aarhus region, 1200 in city centre Most hotels in city centre within walking distance of the university campus Budget accommodation available (Hostel approx. 60 Euro)

18 AARHUS UNIVERSITET Culture in Aarhus Aros – the city art museum Concert Hall, with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Jutland Opera Company The Old Town, one of Denmarks top attractions The Museum Of Prehistoric Denmark, Moesgård 4 small museums at the University Lively restaurant and cafe life in the city centre

19 AARHUS UNIVERSITET More in Aarhus Use a free city bike Excellent trails in the forest for running and mountain biking Sail-sport possibilities Visit the royal summer palace Excursion to Copenhagen Rent a summerhouse at the coast Shopping


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