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2016.01.05 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Fine-tuning of stellar gravity

A new method for determining of the surface gravity of stars, based on Kepler observations of granulation improves the precision of gravity determinations to 4%. The method is viable for many more types of stars than previously possible. The method is published 1 January 2016 in a paper in Science Advances by a group of researchers including…

2016.01.04 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Victor Silva Aguirre co-authors yet another Nature paper

Strong magnetic fields are frozen into most stars, concludes a.o. astronomers Dennis Stello, Victor Silva Aguirre and Tim Bedding from SAC in Nature paper published on 4. January 2016.

2016.01.04 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Sapere Aude Grant awarded to SAC's Mia Sloth Lundkvist

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has just awarded DFF-Research Talent grants amounting to more than DKK 500,000 in the Sapere Aude career programme.

2016.01.04 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Victor Silva Aguirre co-authors Nature paper

The age of a young to middle-aged star can be determined from how quickly or slowly it rotates, but the relationship breaks down for old stars; models now show that old stars are rotating much quicker than expected, perhaps because magnetic winds are weaker and therefore brake the rotation less effectively.

2015.11.04 | Public/media, Staff, Students

SAC's Mads F.Andersen has won the IFA Ideas competition and has been awarded DKK 50,000 for his project

The idea behind the winning IFA Ideas project in 2015 is to take extra advantage of the SONG telescope, which is situated in one of the best places in the world to make astronomical observations.

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