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2021.10.01 |

Welcome to seven new fellows

Today, on 1 October 2021, it’s commencement day at AIAS. Seven new AIAS COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows will begin their fellowship at AIAS and collaboration with fellows and Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on fellowships that will last from one year up to three years.

2021.09.30 |

Interdisciplinary book on Eschatology in Antiquity

A new book co-edited by AIAS Fellow Helen Van Noorden is the first large-scale multidisciplinary volume on ancient eschatology, the study of the end of things.

2021.09.22 |

The brain is a prediction machine – and music reveals how it works

Life is not only lived forwards – it is also experienced a little ahead of time, and now there is empirical evidence for the claim. AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen and collaborators have used music to understand the brain's expectation mechanisms. The study is published in Psychological Science.

2021.09.15 |

Two Villum Experiment grants to AIAS Former Fellows

AIAS Former Fellows Shubiao Wu (Acroecology) and Magnus Kjærgaard (Molecular Biology and Genetics) have each received a DKK 2 million grant by the Villum Experiment programme that reward scientists who question conventional thinking.

2021.09.03 |

First textbook on simulation in humanities

Advances in simulation techniques are helping to break new ground for our understanding of large-scale, long-term complex trends in social, economic and political systems. The first textbook on the simulation technique Agent-based Modelling (ABM) aimed at researchers studying the past is now published by AIAS Fellow Iza Romanowska and…

2021.09.01 |

14 new AIAS fellows selected

A group of 14 new AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows from around the world has been selected in a thorough international, triple peer-review selection process in the spring and summer of 2021.

2021.08.16 |

New head of secretariat at AIAS

On 16 August 2021, AIAS welcomes Lotte Holm who will join AIAS as head of secretariat.

2021.08.10 |

Kelp gull attacks affect the behaviour and increase the energy costs of southern right whales

A recent study suggests that kelp gull attacks negatively affect the behaviour of southern right whales off Península Valdés in Argentina. Scientists arrived at this conclusion after comparing the behaviour of southern right whales at two sites, one with (Península Valdés, Argentina) and one without (Head of Bight, Australia) kelp gull attacks.…

2021.08.10 |

Coping through crisis with coronamusic

Two new, international research studies by AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen and collaborators reveal that corona-themed music was especially important in regulating emotions during the coronavirus crisis.

2021.07.07 |

Development of improved methods for predicting complex traits

Former fellow Doug Speed, together with colleagues from BiRC and NCRR, have developed improved methods for predicting complex traits. The work has been published in the journal Nature Communications this week.

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Events

Mon 02 May
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Dario Maestripieri, University of Chicago, USA
Literature’s contribution to scientific knowledge: How some European novelists developed a new Darwinian view of human nature.
Thu 05 May
10:00-16:00 | TIAS, Finland & hybrid
AIAS, SCAS & TIAS Workshop: Interdisciplinary practice: Towards a Nordic Approach
A series of workshops on the Nordic IAS models and interdisciplinary research practices.
Mon 09 May
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Jaap Timmer, AIAS Fellow
Kinshipping in Solomon Islands: Divining the Past for a Future Theocracy
Mon 16 May
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Niels Christian Hansen, AIAS Fellow
What can coronamusic tell us about the evolutionary functions of human musicality?
Mon 23 May
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Corina-Gabriela Ciobotaru, AIAS Fellow
Random barycenters arising from Grassmann manifolds data
Mon 30 May
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: What it’s like to be an international academic in Aarhus. Do’s, don’t, tips and tricks
Heather Swanson and Noa Vaisman, Dept. of Anthropology, Aarhus University
Mon 13 Jun
14:15-15:30 | AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Stefan Bargheer, AIAS Fellow
Culturalism: The Remaking of Race in the American Century

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Conferences