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Figure legend: Healthy southern right whales from three populations (left three photographs) next to a much leaner North Atlantic right whale (right) in visibly poorer body condition. Photos: Fredrik Christiansen (left & center-left), Stephen M. Dawson (center-right), John W. Durban and Holly Fearnbach (right).

2020.04.23 |

The North Atlantic right whale population is in poor condition

New research by an international team of scientists reveals that endangered North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer body condition than their counterparts in the southern hemisphere. The alarming results from this research, led by AIAS Fellow Fredrik Christiansen, were published this week in the journal 'Marine Ecology Progress Series'.

2020.04.22 |

UBIAS network launches call for essays on a post-COVID-19 world

The global network for University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study, UBIAS, has an open call for essays on the theme ‘How will/should the world change? The corona crisis as an interdisciplinary challenge’.

Photo: Pitcairn Island arrival. Credit: Joshua Nash.

2020.04.02 |

On languages on islands

In a position paper in the Danish journal Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, AIAS Former Fellow Joshua Nash, Peter Bakker of Aarhus University Linguistics, and nine other authors discuss the possibility of island languages.

Photo: Søren Rud Keiding. By: Ida Marie Jensen.

2020.03.30 |

AIAS Director appointed member of the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy, DFiR

AIAS Director Søren Rud Keiding is reappointed as a member of the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy, a council under the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science.

2020.03.23 |

Novel tool developed to improve our understanding of genetic factors

AIAS Fellow Doug Speed, in collaboration with David Balding and John Holmes (University of Melbourne), has developed a new tool that improves our understanding of the genetic factors underlying complex traits. Details of the tool have been published this week in the journal Nature Genetics.

Image: Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

2020.02.26 |

Unravelling the Neurobiology of Interoceptive Inference

In a short review article in the Cell journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, AIAS Fellow Micah G. Allen discusses the function of the insular cortex, and how causal evidence for the nascent theory of interoceptive inference has now been identified.

Image: Palgrave Macmillan

2020.02.25 |

Hannah Arendt, Liberalism, and Freedom from Politics

Essay on Hannah Arendt by AIAS Fellow Kei Hiruta highlighted as one of 2019’s top downloaded chapters & articles in Philosophy by SpringerNature.

Photo: Joanna Kalucka. By: Ida Marie Jensen.

2020.02.20 |

Researchers start to understand blood vessels one cell at the time

A database on endothelial cells may enhance our understanding of the function of the close to 100,000 km of specialized blood vessels in the mammalian body. That is the perspective of a research project with contribution from AIAS Fellow Joanna Kalucka, just published in the scientific journal Cell.

Book cover: Indiana University Press.

2020.02.19 |

Fellow’s contribution to Alternative Globalization published by Indiana University Press

AIAS Fellow and historian Bogdan C. Iacob has contributed to the new book 'Alternative Globalization: Eastern Europe and the Postcolonial World', which explores socialist states’ interactions with newly independent peoples emerging from the collapse of Western empires.

2020.02.03 |

AIAS welcomes six new fellows

Today, 3 February 2020, it is commencement day at AIAS. Six new research fellows will begin their AIAS fellowship and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on fellowships that will last from half a year up to three years.

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