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2019.10.31 |

Joint fellows’ publication on prejudice against ethnic outgroups

Two AIAS Former Fellows Isabel Kusche and Jessica L. Barker join different academic disciplines to critically analyse the conceptual framework of using evolutionary psychology as explanation for prejudice against ethnic outgroups. Their findings, published in ‘Frontiers in Psychology’ this week, highlights a need for including the sociocultural…

2019.10.24 |

Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

A new study by AIAS Fellow Jennifer Galloway and research collaborators, led by Dr Graeme Swindles, University of Leeds, examined 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and continental Europe to assess changes in peatland surface wetness during the last 2,000 years.

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.

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