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Six new fellows gain the opportunity to pursue their research interests at AIAS

After an extensive process of selection and external peer review, six new fellows have been granted a fellowship, and will be joining the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies on 1 February in the spring semester of 2014.

The AIAS Building. Photo: Lise Balsby.

Embracing the multidisciplinary

The future fellows represent a wide area of research, as three come from the academic area of Science & Technology and one from Health, Business & Social Sciences and the Arts respectively. Hereby, they will be contributing to a further broadening of the multidisciplinary environment that is significant of AIAS, which houses fellows with research areas ranging from condensed matter in physics through the complexity of microbial symbionts in microbiology to the aesthetic intersection of contemporary art and bioscience in aesthetics.

The significant six

The six future fellows who will be joining the 10 current fellows are:

Dale T. Mortensen Fellows

  • Principal Researcher David Petrosyan, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Greece
  • Dr. Ted Kaizer, Durham University, Department of Classics and Ancient History, UK
  • Prof., MD, Karl-Erik Andersson, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, USA

Jens Christian Skou Fellows

  • Prof. Georg Sørensen, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Prof. Steen Hannestad, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Senior researcher Toke Thomas Høye, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Freedom and independence

An AIAS Fellowship offers both external researchers from Denmark and abroad as well as internal researchers from Aarhus University the opportunity and freedom to pursue their own research interests with a minimum of other obligations and with complete freedom for a period of time, lasting from 6 months to 3 years.

The backbone of the Institute and meeting the unexpected

At the AIAS Fellows’ Seminars, held each semester, both AIAS fellows and lecturers recommended by the AIAS fellows will be presenting their research to colleagues from their own and other fields of studies. In this way, the Fellows’ Seminars function as the backbone of the Institute as researchers from diverse fields of studies and across main academic areas and traditions are brought together. Looking back at the first seven Fellows’ Seminars of the present semester and ahead to the eight to come, participation in the Fellows’ Seminar will offer the AIAS fellows and other researchers an opportunity to meet with new horizons and angles on their research, and thus the possibility of stumbling upon the unexpected may arise.

For further information, please contact:

Executive director of AIAS, professor. Morten Kyndrup, kyndrup@aias.au.dk.