DAWN Newsletter

March 2023

DAWN vol. II

We are thrilled to share with you that the DNRF will extend the funding for our center until 2028.

This has been a very demanding but also rewarding process that was successful thanks to your amazing work and the team work spirit of DAWN.

We are all looking forward to a minimum of five more years of discoveries, creativity, and fun.


Congratulations to the whole DAWN family,

Sune, Thomas, Georgios and Guarn


Do you have a KU Eurocard/Mastercard?

There has been a tendency for transactions to not always be settled within the first two weeks after returning home. Therefor UCPH has had to tighten up the rules!

Read more here.

Upcoming Guests

Name Arrival Departure
Francesco Valentino 31 Mar 11 Apr
Chris Willott 30 Mar 31 Mar
Nashwan Sabti 14 Apr 17 Apr
Jakob Clasen 17 Apr 21 Apr


Upcoming Events

Event Date

Cake Talks (ongoing)


See the schedule her

♦ The Danish Science Festival 2023 22-28 Apr (Link is here)
DAWN Team Day (at DTU) 28 Apr
UCPH Festival 2023 09 Jun (link is here)
Lab-Retreat TBD
Save the date: DAWN X-mas Party 15 Dec

See the offical DAWN Calendar here

Meet Clara Giménez Arteaga - new member of the 1st Author Pub-Club!

I’m a last year PhD at DAWN, working mainly with Gabe Brammer on low and high redshift galaxies with HST and JWST.

I became interested in the topic of publication because the images from the Hubble Space Telescope were mesmerising, and thought my grandma would like them. After finishing that project, I’ve been extending the spatially resolved methodology to high redshift galaxies using JWST observations.


A fun fact about me is that I play the trumpet. I'm also a part of the KU-soccer team.


I think this first work shows the importance of observing NIR emission lines such as the Paschen recombination lines, which can “see” deeper into the dust than broadly used lines such as H-alpha and H-beta. Paschen lines can reveal star formation that is otherwise obscured in optical tracers. On top of that, by performing a spatially resolved analysis, we might be measuring things differently than the standard integrated approach.




♦  Present and Future of Line-Intensity Mapping Workshop at MPI 18-21 Apr Link is here
♦  Conference "Escape of Lyman Radiation From Galactic Labyrinths" 18-21 Apr Link is here
♦  ESO Studentship Europe 2023/2024 30 Apr Link is here
♦  Webinar - A Basic Introduction to Open Access 03 May UCPH link
♦  Webinar - UCPH: Introduction to Funding Opportunities  04 May Link is here
♦  ZOOM Meeting: ERC Starting Grant - Introduction Online 11 May UCPH link
♦  ADAM 2023 in Fredericia (Annual Danish Astronomy Meeting) 07-08 Jun Link is here
♦  “First Light” Conference in Boston 12-16 Jun Link is here
♦  The SCMA Conference (Penn State University) 12-16 Jun Link is here
♦  Euclid Meeting 2023 19-23 Jun Link is here
♦  DAWN Summit 2023 26-28 Jun TBD
♦  Scientific Communication in Astronomy School 2nd Edition - Italy 02-06 Oct Link is here
♦  "Young Astronomers on Galactic Nuclei" (YAGN23) in Italy 18-20 Oct Link is here


♦ Inge Lehmann’s Grant 01 Apr DTU link UCPH link
♦ EU Horizon Europe - ERC Advanced Grant 23 May ERC link UCPH link
♦ VILLUM Experiment 15 Mar DTU link UCPH link
♦ The Carlsberg Foundation: Int. Fellowships 01 Apr DTU link UCPH link
♦ VILLUM Foundation/Young Investigator (preliminary) 08 Jun DTU link UCPH link
♦ EU Horizon Europe - ERC Starting Grant (preliminary) 25 Oct DTU link UCPH link


Danish Traditions & Culture



What are Gækkebreve?

‘Gække’, translated to English, is a combination of ‘teasing’ and to ‘guess’. Creating and sending these “snowdrop letters” is a unique Danish tradition. In the weeks before Easter, children cut out elaborate shapes on paper, then write a “teaser poem.” The letter is anonymous but signed with a number of dots corresponding to the number of letters in the sender’s name. If the recipient can guess who the gækkebreve is from, the sender owes the recipient an egg. If he/she cannot, they owe the sender an (chocolate)-egg. The letter is often accompanied by a vintergække (snowdrop flowers), which is considered the first flower of the year. Watch and be inspired by this short YouTube tutorial.


Cherry Blossom Trees and Sakura in April in Copenhagen


Copenhagen Sakura Festival - Bispebjerg Kirkegård

In locations around Copenhagen there are many of the beautiful pink and white Cherry Blossoms Trees planted and they usually blossom in April. The trees are beautiful and they only blossom for a short time once a year.

A must see!

Cherry blossoms in Langelinie Park | WannaBeEverywhere



There are traditional and open spots at e.g. Kastellet, Langelinie at Østerbro to view the trees.

Find more about locations here and read more about Copenhagen Sakura Festival here.