Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

News

Foraminiferen Cassidulina Neoteretis, Photo: Anne Jennings, University of Colorado

2021.03.24 | Department of Geoscience

New study on the oceanic conditions of the last glacial period

Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz and assistant professor Christof Pearce show in the study that there was a stronger influx of Atlantic Water into the Labrador Sea region than today during the Last Glacial Maximum (23-19,000 years ago), suggesting a much more vigorous North Atlantic Ocean circulation than previously assumed.

Delphini 1 - Aarhus Universitet

2021.03.23 | Department of Geoscience

Goodbye to Delphini-1

On Sunday 14 March 2021, the student satellite Delphini-1 from Aarhus University burned up in the atmosphere after a long period of faithful service. The satellite stayed up for quite a bit longer than expected. The project has been a great success with many involved from various Departments at Aarhus University, including Geoscience. Read more.

[Translate to English:] Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz

2021.03.19 | Department of Geoscience

Youth video about the possibility of a new ice age

On the youth channel Tjek, they ask the question whether we are heading into a new ice age? To investigate this further, they have asked Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz from the Department of Geoscience for advice. Watch the video here. (In Danish)

At Geoscience, there is an increase in the number of quota 2 applicants

2021.03.17 | Department of Geoscience

Increase in applicants for Geoscience on quota 2

The application deadline for quota 2 applications has just expired. Almost 6,000 applicants have chosen Aarhus University as their first priority. This is an increase of 3% compared to 2020. Natural Sciences has received 400 first-priority applications, which is the same as last year. At Geoscience, there is an increase in the number of applicants.

A 1U-CubeSat is 10 cm on each side and weighs 1 kg. Illustration: Space Inventor

2021.03.12 | Department of Geoscience

Danish students will launch their own satellite next summer

The satellite will be launched on a Falcon-9 rocket in the Summer of 2022. The satellite will include a number of smaller student experiments as well as serve as a communications station for radio amateurs around the world. Christoffer Karoff from the Department of Geoscience is part of the project.

[Translate to English:] Traktor, der spreder kalk. Foto: Mark Robinson. Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

2021.03.10 | Department of Geoscience, Staff

New studies support that agricultural lime affects strontium analyzes

Erik Thomsen and Rasmus Andreasen from the Department of Geoscience demonstrate in two new scientific articles that strontium from agricultural lime is leached from the upper soil layers and thus affects the strontium isotope values in the environment. Thus, a number of hypotheses about the origins of prehistoric humans should be revised.

Christoffer Karoff

2021.03.10 | Department of Geoscience, Staff

Moon Forces

Associate Professor Christoffer Karoff at the Department of Geoscience tells in the Weekendavisen why our moon has been extremely important for the formation and development of life on Earth. (It requires subscription to read the Danish article)

Professor Hamed Sanei

2021.03.03 | Department of Geoscience, Staff

Hadal trenches are dynamic hotspots for early diagenesis in the deep sea

Professor Sanei in collaboration with an international research team have explored sediment characteristics and in-situ benthic oxygen uptake along two trenches in the Pacific Ocean. They have concluded that hadal trenches represent deep sea hotspots for early diagenesis and are more diverse and dynamic environments than previously recognized.

[Translate to English:] I laboratoriet

2021.03.02 | Department of Geoscience, Staff

Mysteries of organic matter in the 120-million-year old rocks of the Danish North Sea

The secrets of how organic matter got into the rocks, its evolution, and what role it may play in storing energy and greenhouse gases are now unraveled, thanks to the new research conducted by Arka Rudra, Hamed Sanei, Carlette Blok, and Stéphane Bodin of the Department of Geoscience in collaboration with GEUS. Read the article here.