Danish National Research Foundation
The Faculty of Science hosts 7 Centres of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. These centres of excellence conduct research at a high international level and constitute a unique framework for world-class research.
The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new international basic research center supported by The Danish National Research Foundation. DAWN is located in Copenhagen by the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and at the Space division at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space).
The centre is dedicated to identifying how and when the first galaxies, stars and black holes were formed.
Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) uses photons to merge quantum systems into major quantum networks. The long-term purpose of the research is to facilitate large-scale processing of quantum information over global distances. Hy-Q consists of three groups at Niels Bohr Institute, the University of Copenhagen: the Quantum Photonics Group, the Theoretical Quantum Optics Group and the Quantum Phononics Group.
Leader: Professor Bo Elberling, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Grant period: 2012-2022
The center studies the biological, geografical and physical effects of permafrost thawing in Greenland - in the short and long term, including how it affects the interaction between microorganisms, plants and the soil environment.
The center examines the dynamic processes that take place at a molecular level in multicellular organisms in order to identify universal principals behind the processes. The aim is to obtain new knowledge of how multicellular organisms translate external and internal signals into a specific response.
The center studies methods in order to control, measure and protect quantum coherence and "entanglement" in solid-state physical components.