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A list of all news from DAWN, including highlighted publications, received grants, outreach activities & media appearance, job openings, and more…

Danish participation in more than a third of the new James Webb Space Telescope’s initial observations

April 20, 2021

When the James Webb Space Telescope, despite repeated delays, finally launches in October, and after some initial calibrations begins its first cycle of observations, these will include an impressive Danish participation. The primary focus will be on learning more about the Universe’s earliest galaxies.

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DAWN MoonWalk Challenge

April 14, 2021

We have taken upon us to “walk around the Moon”, in terms of steps…

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Two DAWNers receive prestigious grants

February 2, 2021

Congratulations to Charlotte Mason and Georgios Magdis on receiving the VILLUM Young Investigator and Young Investigator Plus grants, respectively. Charlotte, who has just joined DAWN as an associate professor, will […]

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Highest detail yet observations of distant galaxy

February 2, 2021

Image credit: Seiji Fujimoto. Massive matter – such as clusters of galaxies – distort and magnify light from distant galaxies behind them through gravitational lensing. This can make faint galaxies […]

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Quenching by collision

February 2, 2021

Artist’s illustration of a galaxy having its gas “ripped out” by a collision. Image credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser. ALMA captures distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to […]

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Understanding galaxy evolution

January 26, 2021

Studying how galaxies evolve takes more than just observing them and noting their properties. A notable part of an astronomer’s job is about constructing physical models that explain the observed behavior.

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Galaxies in the Very Early Universe were Surprisingly Mature

October 29, 2020

ASTROPHYSICS: Massive galaxies were already much more mature in the early universe than previously expected. This is the conclusion of an international team of astronomers who studied distant galaxies with the […]

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Measuring the expansion of the Universe: Researchers focus on the importance of measuring velocity

October 28, 2020

COSMOLOGY: Ever since the astronomer Edwin Hubble demonstrated that the further apart two galaxies are, the faster they move away from each other, researchers have measured the expansion rate of […]

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Faith and Science: A conversation with Prof. Johan Fynbo

October 6, 2020

DAWN Professor Johan P. U. Fynbo was recently invited to give a longer discussion on the interplay between faith and science. An interesting topic with no clear answers, DAWN is […]

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Separating Gamma-Ray Bursts: Students Make Important Breakthrough

July 17, 2020

GAMMA-RAY BURSTS: By applying a machine-learning algorithm, scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have developed a method to classify all gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), rapid highly energetic explosions in […]

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