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Photo: Lisa M. Wu. Credit: Aarhus University Photo

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.

Image: Cover of the Tænkepause/ Reflections book on 'Vand'/ Water by Søren Rud Keiding.

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.

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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.

Image: A harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Image credit: Jakob H. Kristensen/Fjord and Belt.

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.

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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.

2021.10.12 |

New book and panel discussion on Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin: Freedom, Politics and Humanity (Princeton UP, 2021) by Kei Hiruta

In his new book, AIAS fellow Kei Hiruta tells the story of the conflict between Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin and considers how their profound disagreement over central issues in politics, history and philosophy continues to offer important lessons for political thought broadly construed today. Join the panel discussion on 4 November to know…

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.

Image: Book cover of Eschatology in Antiquity. Forms and Functions.

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.

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