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With an extremely proactive communication strategy, Professor Besenbacher has made the Danish population very aware of nanotechnology. It could well be due to him that an opinion poll taken in 2005 shows that the Danes have the most positive view on nanotechnology of all Europeans. Photo: Roar Paaske
The Aarhus scanning tunnel microscope (STM) built in 1987 by physicists Flemming Besenbacher and Ivan Steensgaard along with engineer Erik Lægsgaard. The microscope utilises a quantum mechanical tunnel current to scan an atomic surface. Aarhus University now has more than ten STMs and is the world leader in this technology. Photo: Roar Paaske
Professor Besenbacher is saying a nostalgic farewell to iNANO six months before the major move into the 10,000-square-metre iNANO House near the barracks. He is seen here cutting the first sod on 22 August 2007. Photo: Lars Kruse
Photo: Roar Paaske
Photo: Roar Paaske

2012.02.02 | UNIvers, People, Research

The man who gave nano to the people

A decade ago, the opening of the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) received very little media coverage. Today, journalists come running the moment the word ‘nano’ is mentioned. Professor Flemming Besenbacher, the uncompromising director of the centre, turned an infant technology into a mainstream Danish research adventure. And now the…

2012.01.18 | Course, Staff, PhD Students

Chinese course for AU researchers

AU researchers, including PhD-students, going to China are offered a preparatory Chinese course. The course consists of 4 modules and the first module begins on 31 January 2012. Participation is free of charge.

2012.01.13 | Staff, Frontpage, News

Tax on free phones

The Danish multimedia tax was discontinued on 1 January 2012, and a tax on free phones was introduced instead. Aarhus University’s guidelines regarding the new tax are now available.

Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Communication

2012.01.10 | Staff, Frontpage, News

Protect your data

The hacker group known as Anonymous have issued a warning about an attack on public-sector institutions. Denmark is mentioned as one of the targets.

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