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2019.10.02 |

Welcome to 14 new AIAS fellows

Today on 2 October 2019, AIAS gives a warm welcome to 14 new fellows who will begin their fellowship at AIAS and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on research fellowships that will last from one up to three years.

2019.10.01 |

Novel method uses drones to weigh whales

AIAS fellow Fredrik Christiansen and collaborators have devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales by using only aerial images taken by drones. The method is presented in the British Ecological Journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

2019.09.30 |

First Permanent Honorary Fellow appointed

AIAS founding father Morten Kyndrup has been appointed the first ‘Permanent Honorary Fellow’ by the AIAS Board of Directors from 1 October 2019, when he steps down as director after 8 years at AIAS.

2019.09.24 |

AIAS fellows’ collaboration leads to concrete blueprint for a superconducting circuit

A scientific study conducted by current Fellow Nikolaj T. Zinner and Former Fellow David Petrosyan and collaborators in ‘Nature Scientific Reports’ has provided a concrete blueprint for a superconducting circuit that includes a three-level 'artificial atom'. The study outlines how a set of basic calculations can be done considerably faster than if…

2019.09.20 |

Rethinking how cholesterol is integrated into cells

Cholesterol is best known in connection with cardiovascular disease, but cholesterol is also vital for many fundamental processes in the body. AIAS Former Fellow Bjørn Panyella Pedersen and collaborators have now presented a completely new, ground-breaking model for the integration and incorporation of cholesterol into cells, with great impact on…

2019.09.19 |

AIAS founding father Morten Kyndrup bids farewell

Appreciated by its research fellows, attracting several huge EU grants and renowned on the international research arena. This is the AIAS legacy that Professor Morten Kyndrup leaves behind, when he steps down on 1 October, after almost eight years as executive director of AIAS.

2019.09.19 |

New AIAS Acting Director appointed

The Rector and Senior Management of Aarhus University have now appointed Vice Dean Søren Rud Keiding from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Aarhus University as acting director of AIAS, from 1 October 2019 until 31 December 2020.

2019.09.12 |

Two Villum Experiment grants to AIAS Fellows

Current AIAS Fellow Yonghui Zeng and former Fellow Magnus Kjærgaard have each received a DKK 2 million grant by the Villum Experiment programme that reward scientists who question conventional thinking.

2019.09.05 |

20 new AIAS fellows selected

A group of 20 new AIAS fellows from around the world has now been selected after a long international, triple peer review process in the spring and summer of 2019.

2019.08.30 |

AIAS Fellow Micah G. Allen receives British award

Cognitive neuroscientist Micah G. Allen awarded Early Career Prize by The British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience.

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Mon 21 Oct
14:15-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Peter Dalsgaard
Idea archives: Documenting and analyzing creative workflows
Mon 28 Oct
09:30-15:30 | AIAS Building 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
AIAS Course: Statistical Genetics Workshop
Methods for analysing complex trait genome-wide association study (GWAS) data
Mon 04 Nov
14:15-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Micah Allen
Metacognitive Self-Inference: Understanding the Influence of Arousal on Self-Monitoring
Wed 13 Nov
13:00-15:00 | AIAS Building, 1630-1632, 201
Hosted talk: Systems analysis of Insulin and Exercise Actions in Muscle and Fat
Professor David James, School of Life & Environmental Sciences and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia
Mon 18 Nov
14:15-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Renée van der Sluis
Toward curing HIV: Evaluating stem-cell derived plasmacytoid dendritic cells to treat HIV infection
Mon 02 Dec
14:15-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Fredrik Christiansen
Population consequences of disturbance: Can individual changes in animal behaviour affect populations?
Mon 09 Dec
14:15-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201
AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Lucia Angelino
Collective Intentionality and the challenge of Collective Improvisation: A novel approach to the issue of collective intentionality on the edge between phenomenology and aesthetics


Thu 24 Oct
09:00-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201
AIAS Joint Conference
Multimodality: Illusion, Performance, Experience
Thu 23 Jan
08:30-13:57 | Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Building 1630-1632
Hosted conference: ROPH'20: Research on Online Political Hostility
Mon 11 May
09:00-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201
AIAS Conference
Nordic Neutron Stars