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AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen member of the Danish Young Academy

Niels Chr. Hansen has been appointed a member of the Danish Young Academy, a network for talented young researchers under the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Photo: Niels Christian Hansen.

Eight new members have been admitted to The Danish Young Academy (Det Unge Akademi, DUA), and AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen is one of them. With the selection of Niels Christian, an interdisciplinary scholar is added to the Young Academy as he contributes with a background as a classical pianist and music theorist as well as a researcher within neuroscience and psychology. 

Niels Chr. Hansen is currently a research fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and an Assistant Professor at the Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) at Aarhus University where he, among other projects, is studying why humans make music and invest vast resources on creating and listening to music in his investigation into the missing links in the behavioural and neurohormonal underpinnings of musical evolution. 

Read interview with Niels Chr. Hansen by the Young Academy (in Danish only) 

About the Danish Young Academy

The purpose of the Danish Young Academy is to strengthen basic research and interdisciplinary exchange, to unite science and society, and to give some of Denmark’s most talented researchers a public voice. 

The members are all prominent profiles with strong international experience and interesting views on research and society. The Danish Young Academy aims to support young researchers in their academic development and careers. 

Read more about the Danish Young Academy on: http://www.youngacademy.dk/English.aspx 


Niels Chr. Hansen
Mobil: +4525338833

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS &
Center for Music in the Brain (MIB)  

Aarhus University  
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B 
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Twitter: @nielschr_, @AIAS_dk