AU researchers nominated as the Danish Research Result of the Year 2014 awards an annual prize for the Danish research result of the year. The ten research results that will be competing for reader votes this year have just been published. Researchers from Aarhus University are represented in four of the ten nominations.

What is the Danish Research Result of the Year 2014? Based on a total of 48 proposals from universities, journalists and readers, has selected ten fantastic research results for readers to vote on. AU researchers are represented in four of the ten research results. The researchers come from three of AU’s faculties; Arts, Science and Technology, and Health.

The nominated research results from AU

Danish research crushes knowledge about the immune system
Researchers from the Department of Biomedicine have shown how the immune system is activated so that it can break down bacteria. The study shows that established theory about the immune system is wrong. Søren E. Degn and Steffen Thiel are primary and last author of the article which was published in the scientific journal PNAS.

This is where the building blocks of the planets come from
Planets are among other things formed of cosmic dust. With their research results, the researchers provide an answer to a scientific puzzle, which is how cosmic dust is created. Christa Gall from the Department of Physics and Astronomy has participated in the study which has been published in the scientific journal Nature.

Beautiful thinking opens new ways to think
Dorthe Jørgensen from the Department of Culture and Society has connected aesthetics, the history of ideas and the philosophy of religion in her doctoral dissertation ‘The beautiful thinking’ to study the possibility of expanding experiencing and thinking: more creatively, less antagonistically.

Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson lived in Jelling
Until this summer it was still a mystery; where had the king who turned the Danes into Christians lived? But excavations headed by the National Museum of Denmark have established that Harald Bluetooth lived in Jelling. Mads Kähler Holst from the Department of Culture and Society has participated in the study.

The deadline to vote for your favourite is 26 November 2014. The winner will be announced on Friday 12 December 2014.

See the nominated research results and vote for your favourite at (in Danish).