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2022.01.24 |

AIAS Fellow Sandra Eckert appointed full professor

Political scientist Sandra Eckert is appointed a full professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany from August 2022.

2022.01.10 |

Patient shielding in medical imaging re-evaluated

Together with major European bodies involved in imaging radiation safety, AIAS Fellow Ruben Pauwels has contributed to a re-evaluation of the use of shielding in radiology, which has resulted in issuing of consensus-based recommendations.

2022.01.07 |

ERC Starting Grant to geneticist Rasmus O. Bak

AIAS Former Fellow Rasmus O. Bak is awarded an ERC Starting Grant to study stem cells and gene therapy to improve treatment of diseases like blood cancer and genetic disorders by applying a new state-of-the-art method for precisely controlling gene expression.

2021.12.07 |

Carlsberg Young Researcher Fellowship to Markus Rinschen

AIAS Fellow Markus Rinschen is awarded a Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowship of DKK 4.7 million to study the ‘Metabolic modulation of podocyte mechanotransduction’

2021.11.25 |

New project seeks to improve cognitive impairment in brain cancer survivors

AIAS Fellow Lisa M. Wu has developed a new programme to help improve cognitive problems in brain cancer survivors. The project is funded by the Danish Cancer Society and aims to improve real-life functioning, work ability and quality of life for brain cancer survivors.

2021.11.08 |

Lundbeck Foundation Ascending Investigator grant to Sâmia Joca

Former AIAS Fellow Sâmia Joca (Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University) is awarded an Ascending Investigators grant of DKK 5 million by the Lundbeck Foundation to investigate whether the compound cannabidiol can have a positive effect on depression.

2021.11.02 |

The unique properties of water

AIAS Director Søren Rud Keiding contributes to the book series Tænkepauser, Reflections, with a new book on water. As a chemical physicist, Keiding dives into the wondrous properties of water and takes us on a freezing or vaporizing experience.

2021.10.29 |

Nordic IAS collaboration on interdisciplinarity initiated

AIAS has engaged in a collaboration with the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) and Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), Finland to further develop the Nordic approach to interdisciplinary research. A series of three workshops on the topic will be held in Uppsala, Aarhus and Turku, over the next year.

2021.10.26 |

Rapid echolocation helps toothed whales capture speedy prey

A new study by AIAS Fellow Mark Johnson and international collaborators shows that toothed whales rapidly adjust their echolocation behaviour to track fast and unpredictable prey movements, with response times similar to human vision.

2021.10.14 |

Event on Creativity and Resilience in Times of Covid-19

On 10 November an interdisciplinary event at AIAS will address the role of creativity as a tool for resilience in the midst of a global pandemic by bringing art history, music science and information science together.

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Events

Thu 27 Jan
17:00-18:00 | Online
European NetIAS Lectures Series: Talk by Ruben Pauwels
Evolution of the Radiology Profession due to Artificial Intelligence
Thu 10 Feb
09:30-12:00 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Introduction Research Presentations
New fellows and AIAS Associates present their research in short 6-minute presentations.
Wed 16 Feb
13:00-18:30 | AIAS Conference room 301, building 1630
AIAS Workshop
Cross-regional Studies Today: Tasks and Challenges
Mon 21 Feb
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Mie Andersen, AIAS Fellow
Materials that Accelerate Chemical Reactions: From Chemical Reactors to the Interstellar Space
Fri 25 Feb
09:00-17:00 | Hybrid: In-person/ room 301 & online
AIAS Workshop: The Translation of Ancient Literary and Theological Texts
Organized by AIAS Fellow Helen Van Noorden
Mon 07 Mar
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: David Ciepley, AIAS Fellow
Constitutional Democracy and the Corporation
Tue 08 Mar
10:00-17:00 | The AIAS Auditorium & hybrid
AIAS, SCAS & TIAS Workshop: Interdisciplinary methods - Building Collaboration, Networks and Trust
A series of workshops on the Nordic IAS models and interdisciplinary research practices.
Mon 21 Mar
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Luseadra McKerracher, AIAS Fellow
Food (in)security during pregnancy
Mon 04 Apr
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Ward Keeler, AIAS Fellow
When Hierarchy Ceases to Enchant
Tue 05 Apr
09:00-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium
Hosted Conference: Astrochemistry meets Surface Science: Theoretical Frontiers
Organiser: Center for Interstellar Catalysis, Aarhus University

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Conferences

Fri 25 Feb
09:00-17:00 | Hybrid: In-person/ room 301 & online
AIAS Workshop: The Translation of Ancient Literary and Theological Texts
Organized by AIAS Fellow Helen Van Noorden
Tue 08 Mar
10:00-17:00 | The AIAS Auditorium & hybrid
AIAS, SCAS & TIAS Workshop: Interdisciplinary methods - Building Collaboration, Networks and Trust
A series of workshops on the Nordic IAS models and interdisciplinary research practices.
Tue 05 Apr
09:00-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium
Hosted Conference: Astrochemistry meets Surface Science: Theoretical Frontiers
Organiser: Center for Interstellar Catalysis, Aarhus University
Wed 27 Apr
08:00-16:00 | AIAS Auditorium
Symposium
For the time being – temporality, ethics, aging: Conversations between anthropology, art and philosophy
Wed 01 Jun
09:00-16:30 |
Thomas Kuhn’s Philosophy of Science: In Honour of the 100th Year of his Birth
Conference organized by AIAS Associate Brad Wray