Danish Institute for Advanced Study
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Upcoming DIAS Lectures
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DIAS Lecture: Interactive robots - Status, Problems and Perspectives
Professor Norbert Krüger, The Faculty of Engineering, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute, SDU Robotics, and DIAS Chair of Engineering Interactive robots: Status, Problems and Perspectives Industrial Robots have transformed our society since the 1960ths by being able to perform repetitive movements with high precision, speed and strength. By that, a large amount of straining and monotonous work that before had been performed by human workers could be replaced. The application areas of robots could be further extended by the introduction of sensors such as cameras: Today also flexible and brittle objects that show a significant variation in shape (such as vegetables, meat, or fabrics) can be processed by robots. In addition, by simplifying robots programming – which was one of the reasons for the worldwide success of Universal Robot – in the last decade also more and more Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been enabled to apply robots in their production. In addition to industrial robots, also mobile robots have been applied within production and warehouses and nowadays even appear in public spaces. However, in case there is an unforeseen situation such as a potential collision with a person, these robots tend to just stop instead of going into an interaction with the human to resolve the situation. If we were able to model satisfying interactions and dialogues with humans, robots could play an even larger role in our society by assisting humans, for example in areas where hands are urgently needed such as elderly care. However, the image presented by the media about what such assistive robots can do does not match reality. In my talk, I will first give a short overview of the history of robotics and the transformational effects they triggered and will then share some insights into the state of art of robots that already today are able to operate in public spaces. The question “What makes human-robot-interaction such a hard problem?” will then be the focus of my talk. At the end, I dare to speculate about assistive robots in the near and far future. About: Norbert Krüger is Full Professor and new DIAS Chair of Engineering. He has been employed at the University of Southern Denmark since 2006. Since having finalized his Master’s in mathematics and philosophy in 1993, Norbert Krüger has established an interdisciplinary research and teaching profile at five universities in three different countries. His research focuses on industrial robotics, machine learning and human-robot-interaction. In the context of industrial robotics, he coordinated two EU projects as well as a Danish national project ReRoPro. His main scientific focus was on the learning of gripper structures for industrial applications by simulation and optimization. Today, this approach is used in the I4.0 lab at SDU. From 2012 onwards, Norbert Krüger supported the development of the Welfare Robotics Group at SDU Robotics. The lecture takes place in the DIAS Auditorium, Fioniavej 34. Everybody is welcome and no registration is needed.
ATLAS x DIAS: RNA in space
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky, Scientific Director, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology of the Max Delbrück Center. Professor, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Invited and presented by DIAS Chair of Science Susanne Mandrup RNA in space About: "The Rajewsky lab studies how RNA regulates gene expression in health and disease. We collaborate with various clinicians and have built up human brain organoids as a personalized brain disease system. For understanding the function of RNA in early development, stem cell biology, diseases and regeneration, we traditionally work in a variety of model systems (including C. elegans, Planaria and mice) but in recent years are transforming into medical/clinical systems. For example, we have established patient-derived brain organoids in the lab and study the role of RNA in human brain diseases. We apply single-cell methods and gene-editing or RNA knockdowns by CRISPR directly in brain organoids. We also enjoy direct collaborations with various hospitals from the Charité, such as Neurological Diseases, Pediatric Cancer, and others." The lecture takes place in the DIAS Auditorium, Fioniavej 34. Everybody is welcome and no registration is needed.
DIAS Guest Lecture: The Bilingual Delay is a Myth
Guest Lecture by Elizabeth D. Peña, Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Diversity, Education at University of California Irvine Worldwide, about half of the population is bilingual or multilingual. Many children grow up using and hearing more than one language at home. In addition, through immigration, some children have exposure to a home language and to a second language at school and the greater community. Thus, patterns of bilingual language acquisition can be highly variable. An educational challenge in this population is how to distinguish between typical and atypical performance in L1 and L2 use. Comparisons of bilingual children’s language to monolinguals may contribute to high rates of misidentification of developmental language disorder. On the other hand, assumptions of a “normal” bilingual delay may contribute to documented delays in identification and intervention. In this talk I will present data examining 1) whether bilingual children are at elevated risk for developmental language disorder (DLD); 2) how we can combine L1 and L2 performance to increase diagnostic accuracy for determining DLD in bilinguals; and 3) the nature of the “bilingual delay” using a person-based vs. a variable-based approach. About: Elizabeth Peña, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is a professor in the School of Education at UCI. She is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Her research focuses on two lines of inquiry that address the goal of differentiating language impairment from language difference. These two interrelated areas include dynamic assessment and semantic development in bilinguals leading to test development. Dynamic assessment tests ability to learn new language skills. In contrast, standardized tests asses what children already know. The advantage of focusing on learning is that it greatly reduces bias by not assuming lack of knowledge is lack of ability. She further focuses on language impairment in children from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Specifically, she is interested in how children from diverse linguistic backgrounds learn new language skills and how they lexicalize their conceptual knowledge across two languages. Through careful qualitative and description of bilingual children’s performance, she is currently focusing on potential similarities among typical monolingual and bilingual children as well as differences between typical and impaired bilingual or monolingual children. Her work on test development for bilinguals has focused on assessment of semantic skills using a battery of related tasks. Because typical vocabulary tests rely on knowledge of specific vocabulary items children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds often perform below age expectations, possibly leading to misdiagnosis. The bilingual semantics test tasks are designed to allow responses that reflect cultural knowledge and allow children to respond in Spanish, English, or both. Outcomes of these efforts have resulted in publication of the Dynamic Assessment and Intervention: Improving Children's Narrative Abilities protocol and the Bilingual English Spanish Assessment test. The lecture takes place in the DIAS Seminar Room, Fioniavej 34. Everybody is welcome and no registration is needed.
DIAS X FNUG Wednesday lecture: Can there be a (mathematically-grounded) “physics” of learning?
Inaugural lecture by Mathematician Keith Devlin, Stanford University Can there be a (mathematically-grounded) “physics” of learning? Technically, modern physics is a precisely defined model of the “physical” world and universe we live in – as perceived by our minds, augmented by various observational technologies and measurement devices. As such, it has proved enormously successful not only in increasing dramatically our understanding of the universe we live in, including what we are made of and how it works, but also in construction-, civil-, mechanical-, automotive-, aerospace- and electrical-engineering, resulting in we humans living our lives in a manner totally unlike any other creatures on Earth. Chemistry performs a similar model to support biology, medicine, and pharmacology. Can there be an analogous model that provides a framework for the social and psychological domains, including learning and education? The lecture takes place in the DIAS Auditorium, Fioniavej 34. Everybody is welcome and no registration is needed. Live stream it at youtube.com/@danish-ias
DIAS Guest Lecture by Marius Busemeyer
Invited and presented by DIAS Senior Fellow Pieter Vanhuysse More information to come.
DIAS Guest Lecture by Marie Louise Nosch
More information to come...
DIAS Guest Lecture by Jan Vogler
Invited and presented by DIAS Fellow Lasse Aaskoven. More information to come.
Sten Rynning to be the new director of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study
SDU’s rector, Jens Ringsmose, has appointed professor of political science Sten Rynning as the new director of the University of Southern Denmark’s interdisciplinary elite research centre, DIAS.
Arrival of DIAS-MoCS Visiting Junior Fellows in Applied Phenomenology
Three visiting fellows will be hosted at SDU by the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) and the research unit, Movement, Culture and Society (MoCS) in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. During their stay, the fellows will prepare applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships, with the aim of securing EU funding to take up postdoctoral positions at SDU.
Can art make robots better?
Engineers don't just work with mathematical calculations, model drawings on chequered paper and thick reference books full of tables. They also work with art, increasingly so, and this is also the case at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark. But why exactly?
Starting early with foreign languages does not necessarily enhance learning
Younger does not necessarily mean better when it comes to learning English. This is according to the findings of an interdisciplinary research project that has followed two groups of children over a number of years.
Environmental toxin PCB found in deep sea trench
Researchers on a deep-sea expedition have found PCB in sediment samples from the more than 8,000-meter-deep Atacama Trench in the Pacific Ocean. "It is thought-provoking to find man-made toxins in one of the world's most remote and inaccessible environments," says expedition leader Ronnie N. Glud.
International recognition for football fitness and football professor Peter Krustrup
UEFA has awarded a Gold Award for "Best Social Initiative" to the Football Fitness U90 Training Camp, a project developed by SDU and DBU Bornholm.
Marie Curie grant for research into identity changes in people adapting to a life with pain
Canadian pain researcher Peter Stilwell receives prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held at University of Southern Denmark.
Why are religious communities so slow in responding to the climate crisis?
Earth is facing the biggest climate crisis in human history, and environmental activists everywhere are striving to protect both humans and other organisms on earth with which they often feel a kinship. Meanwhile, the world religions are not effectively mobilizing in response. Interview with Professor of religion and nature/environmental ethics, Bron Taylor, who will visit SDU on 22 March 2023.
New Chairs at DIAS
We are proud to present Vijay Tiwari, Norbert Krüger, Annette Baudisch, Gregory Clark, Nina Bonderup Dohn and Sten Rynning as new DIAS Chairs
Rocks and oceans lead him back to ancient times
Donald Canfield uses chemistry and biology to study the Earth's past. His work often causes the rewriting of textbooks on the history of the oceans - and thus also the history of life. He is the 2023 recipient of the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology.
Carbon, soot and particles from combustion end up in deep-sea trenches
New research shows that disproportionately large amounts of carbon accumulate at the bottom of deep-sea trenches. The trenches may thus play an important role for deep-sea storage of organic material - and thus for the atmospheric Co2 balance.
When was the first time life began to predate on each other?
In the early oceans billions of years ago organisms lived peacefully side by side. Today, there are predators among us - when and how did this change happen? New research indicates that our single-celled ancestors began to feed on each other almost a billion years earlier than previously thought.
Former President of the European Research Council enters DIAS’ Advisory Board
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Nicolaas Kuiper honorary professor at IHES, is a new member of the Danish Institute of Advanced Study’s advisory board
”Where is Academia heading?” - an Interdisciplinary discussion between this year’s Doctors of Honour at SDU
On behalf of DIAS and this year’s nominators, we invite you to a joint event with our Doctors of Honour from all five of SDU’s faculties.
Be curious about the dogmas in your research field
DIAS challenges the dogmas that have a great impact on research
New collaboration between the Nordic Institutes of Advanced Study
An interdisciplinary approach to global issues and joint research funding are some of the possible activities for the new Nordic IAS.
SDU expert briefs the UN Security Council
The use of military drone technologies by terrorist groups is a threat to the world community. That was the main message in the speech that Associate Professor James Rogers has just given to the UN Security Council, where he was invited to share his knowledge about the terrorist use of drones.
Recruitment of postdoctoral researchers to SDU through DIAS
In the 2021–2022 academic year, DIAS fellow Anthony Vincent Fernandez established a program to recruit postdoctoral researchers to SDU.
Abuse and eugenically sterilization policies – “Once you’re in the middle of it, its difficult to lower the ambition”
DIAS Chair Klaus Petersen, professor of welfare history, has completed a comprehensive report for the Ministry of Social Affairs on the treatment of mentally and physically disable persons in Danish institutions 1933-1980.
The 2022 National Conference of Danish Historians
On May 19th the 2022 National Conference of Danish Historians was held at DIAS
Anthony Fernandez wants to use philosophy to gain new in-sights into patients’ experiences
DIAS Fellow Anthony Fernandez is interested in the philosophical understandings of experience – and he hopes that his work can create new insights for researchers in fields beyond philosophy
Arctic sea ice is melting - Could the Arctic Ocean become an oa-sis for life?
Karl Attard, Fellow of Marine Science at DIAS, wants are more nuanced discussion of the con-sequences of melting ice in the Arctic Ocean.
Having the freedom to follow my ideas in an analytical way is a great privilege
Newly named DIAS fellow Lasse Aaskoven wishes for his research to have the potential to better inform public debates about policy issues.
Edward Baggs: On the mind and climate change
Edward Baggs, Assistant Professor, and new DIAS Fellow, argues that cognitive scientists should look at climate change from a collective point of view. He has written the following essay to explain why
Challenging Ideas and Scientific Curiosity: How to Inspire Interdisciplinary Research
For the past fifteen years professors Anne-Marie Mai and Klaus Petersen have collaborated on interdisciplinary research, merging their expertise within literature and history. As chairs at Danish Institute of Advanced Study, they now have a platform from which they can inspire younger colleagues to seek out interdisciplinary opportunities.
New book "Et Aldrende Danmark" published with contributions from DIAS affiliates
"Et Aldrende Danmark" by Torben M. Andersen og Jan Rose Skaksen is the newest publication from the Rockwool Foundation with contributions from DIAS Chairs, Kaare Christensen and the late James Vaupel, and DIAS Senior Fellow, Pieter Vanhuysse.
Examples of cherry-picking of diagrams can be found in medieval Greek manuscripts
A DIAS research team wishes to get a better understanding of how medieval people thought – and how some of the mechanisms of cherry-picking of diagrams, we know from today, can be detected in texts from a thousand years ago.
How can you best measure the impact of interdisciplinary research? Pantelis and team want to find out
Hopefully, the project will lead to a better understanding of how interdisciplinary research works.
Armed with history and Big Data, James and Carolin are looking for answers to Climate Change
By combining the history of warfare with long data series of climate change DIAS-researchers hope to create a model for understanding and predicting climate induced conflict. If it wasn’t for DIAS, our project wouldn’t be happening, says James Rogers, assistant professor in War Studies at SDU.
DIAS Chairs amongst top scientists ranking
Research.com has published a top scientists ranking for Business and Management. Nicolai Foss and Kannan Govindan rank at number 1 and 2 in Denmark respectively.
Gareth Millward joins DIAS as Fellow of History
As of February 1st, Dr. Gareth Millward has joined Danish Institute for Advanced Study as Fellow of History with Chair of Humanities Klaus Petersen as mentor.
How do population changes influence democracies?
Pieter Vanhuysse participated in the Third Exploratory Meeting between European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Suica and 13 leading scholars to discuss current European policy challenges on democracy, demography, & demographic resilience.
Light footprint - heavy destabilising impact in Niger: why the Western understanding of remote warfare needs to be reconsidered
A new article by DIAS Fellow Dr. James Rogers has recently been published in International Politics. The article focuses on Western intervention in Niger, a nation heavily impacted by climate change, conflict, and terrorism.
Kronik: Nej, humaniora er ikke et hul af arbejdsløshed
Sundhedsvæsen, klima og migration. Humaniora får ikke lov til at hjælpe med løsninger. Det er på tide med en plan for strategisk forskning, der også tør satse på humanistisk forskning
Why we do citizen science
From October 26-29, 2021, a handful of representatives from SDU and OUH went to three Dutch universities to share knowledge and gather inspiration for new ways to broaden the research communication and open the university more for the broader public.
Six DIAS Chairs amongst Highly Cited Researchers
Clarivate has published their annual list of Highly Cited Researchers with no less than six DIAS Affiliates featured.
Viklet ind i Bob Dylan
Anne-Marie Mai har i årevis arbejdet med Bob Dylan fra en litterær vinkel. Om det handler om at redigere antologier og tidsskrifter, skrive hele bøger eller forord til genudgivelsen af sangskriverens egen roman Tarantula (1971), spænder litteratens akademiske interesse i kunstneren vidt. Igen i maj måned var Mai viklet ind i Dylan, og hun har til stadighed nye projekter om sangeren i horisonten.
WORKSHOP on Artificial Intelligence
December 9th 2021 14:00-17:00 (UTC+1)
Giving voice to the neglected: meet Klaus Petersen
Chair of Humanities Professor Klaus Petersen has a keen research interests in the development of the welfare state. He holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen in 2001 and is trained as a historian. Over the years his work has become increasingly interdisciplinary combining insights from history, social sciences, and literary studies.
Do you remember 9/11?
October 7, 2001, USA initiated their first attack in the global war on terror. This was also the first day of the war in Afghanistan, a conflict sparked by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Although the chaos and drone strikes in Afghanistan continues today, these initial attacks occured twenty years ago this week and will be marked by a special event on Wednesday 8, at DIAS with Joe Dittmar, a survivor of 9/11.
DIAS Chairs edit special Bob Dylan-issue
Chairs of Humanities Anne-Marie Mai and Klaus Petersen has edited a special issue of Aktualitet with an exclusive focus on Dylans influence and inspiration between art and research
At a time when societies are physically and ideologically divided, by COVID and climate change, Dr. James Rogers, and artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir seek to bridge differences and connect people with a joint project on human insecurity and art.
Fellow Marco Ragni Departs DIAS
After a little over a year in Denmark, Professor Marco Ragni is ending his fellowship at The Danish Institute for Advanced Study and returning to Germany for a full professorship.
When and how does a land become rich? Insight into Francesco Cinnirella’s research
As an economic historian, DIAS Fellow Francesco Cinnirella is interested in how a country becomes wealthy in a historical perspective. Particularly, when countries begin to become innovative.
Caroline Kennedy-Pipe to join DIAS
To the left: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe and James Rogers meeting with the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (in the middle) in 2019
Carolin Löscher receives DFF1 grant for her project “Exploring the oceanic sink for the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O)”
Carolin Löscher, DIAS Fellow and Associate Professor at Nordcee, SDU, has received a DFF1 grant of 2.9 mio. DKK for her research project “Exploring the oceanic sink for the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O)” where she and her group will explore the emission of nitrous oxide in Baltic, Greenlandic and tropical Atlantic waters.
Football Fitness gives an important boost to health in women treated for breast cancer
Football Fitness strengthens bones and muscles as well as improving balance in women treated for breast cancer. This in turn reduces the risk of various established long-term consequences of the medical treatment the women have undergone.
DIAS Chair N. Asger Mortensen receives his second higher doctoral degree
In March, our Chair of Technical Science N. Asger Mortensen successfully defended his dissertation which marks the second higher doctoral degree of his career.
Welcome to four new Chairs from The Faculty of Health Sciences
We are very happy to announce that the professors Ewa Roos, Moustapha Kassem, Peter Krustrup and Aleksander Krag from The Faculty of Health Sciences are joining Danish Institute for Advanced Study as Chairs.
Angela Y. Chang receives prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
We are very happy to announce that our fellow Angela Y. Chang has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship in support of her research project ‘Measuring Experienced Disease Burden (ExpBoD)’.
Cycling through time: DIAS Fellow Kedar Nath Natarajan’s Interdisciplinary Research on Embryonic Development
As a molecular biologist and computational scientist, Kedar Nath Natarajan is looking to understand the early development of the human embryo. Through interdisciplinary collaborations between the fields of molecular biology, microscopy, genomics, informatics and big-data analysis, Kedar Nath Natarajan seeks to answer a fundamental biological question: How does the cell cycle influence the decision-making of stem cells?
‘I always feel listened to’
SDU's first woman dean, Marianne Holmer, took office as dean at the Faculty of Science a year ago. She certainly feels different from her male colleagues but believes it’s as much due to her personality as her gender.
Frogs’ lungs help them find a mate
Male frogs call to attract females, but how can females tell that it is a male of the same species calling? Green tree frogs use the same principle as in noise-cancelling headphones – and they are far better at it.
Will this solve the mystery of the expansion of the universe?
Physicists’ new proposal that a new type of extra dark energy is involved is highlighted in scientific journal.
Welcome to new Chairs in DIAS Management Committee
On 1 January 2021, we welcomed new Chairs from 3 faculties in the Management Committee:
Claes de Vreese appointed as new External Chair
We are very happy to announce that Professor Claes de Vreese joins Danish Institute of Advanced Study as External Chair of Social Sciences.
DIAS Fellow Rosa María Rodríguez Porto Receives Prestigious Ramón y Cajal Grant
One of our very first fellows, Assistant Professor Rosa María Rodríguez Porto at Centre for Medieval Literature, is returning to Spain where she will continue her research on medieval book illumination and Iberian courtly culture at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
DIAS Chairs appointed Knight of The Order of Dannebrog
Understanding the Building Blocks of the Universe: Benjamin Jäger’s Research on Quarks and the Early Universe
As a theoretical physicist, DIAS Fellow Benjamin Jäger seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe. In order to do that, it’s necessary to study the basic building blocks of the universe, one of which are the quarks
James Rogers: The “Second Drone Age” Requires a New International Accord
“The world has entered a second drone age, in which new “Drone Powers” use remotely operated military technologies as the spearhead of state power, at the cost of thousands of lives.” - James Rogers and Agnes Callamard
CONNECTIONS – Sculpture Exhibition by Steinunn Thórarinsdottir
This summer, 10 sculptures by the award-winning Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdottir will be exhibited at SDU as a part of DIAS Fellow Dr James Rogers’ interdisciplinary project on war and art. The CONNECTIONS exhibition is possible thanks to the Albani Fonden, that has supported the project with 200,000 DKK.
Four DIAS Chairs Recognized as ‘Highly Cited Researcher’
This year, four of our Chairs have been recognized for producing multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science:
Measuring the Experienced Burden of Disease
Since March 2020, PhD Angela Y. Chang has been a DIAS Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Research at SDU. She is committed to reducing health and wealth inequalities globally through her research and is motivated by the belief that research can provide the inputs needed to inform policies and improve resource allocation, and ultimately, impact population health
Joel Cox receives prestigious “Sapere Aude” grant
Today, DIAS Fellow Joel Cox receives the prestigious “Sapere Aude” grant of 6.192,000 DKK from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for his research project “Towards single-photon nonlinear optics in atomically-thin materials”.
DIAS presenting: Virtual U.S. Election Briefings
This U.S. election has the potential to seismically alter both U.S. and global politics. It is billed to be “the most important election for a generation”. But what does this really mean? And how will the election result influence international affairs? What should Europe be ready for?
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters admits DIAS Director as member
DIAS Director Marianne Holmer enters an unique organisation with an agelong tradition and former members such as Niels Bohr, H. C. Ørsted, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin.
Welcome to Ane – new administrative coordinator at DIAS
We are happy to share with all – from September 1st Ane Kristine Coster is DIAS’ new academic coordinator.
New Advisory Board in DIAS
We are very happy to welcome onboard a very competent team of resources; Henrik Tvarnø, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Robbert Dijkgraaf and Peter Baldwin.
DIAS researcher is #4 on TwiLi Index for Denmark
You probably already know the h-index; measuring the productivity and citation impact of a scholar. The TwiLi Index measures the social media impact of researchers and has three DIAS-affiliates on the list – with a DIAS Fellow in top five!
Professor Klaus Petersen elected member of Academia Europaea
At the 5th North American Industrial Engineering and Operations Management conference, August 10-14, 2020, Professor and Head of Centre with Department of Technology and Innovation, SDU, and at Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering, SDU, Kannan Govindan was awarded “Distinguished Professor in Supply Chain Management”.
Experienced Associate Professor in cognitive AI joins DIAS
Associate Professor Marco Ragni has a keen interest in the specifics of how the human mind process information and how this differs from formal and computational approaches. With the goal to push the development of true predictive cognitive models for the individual reasoner by methods from AI and Cognitive Science forward, he enters DIAS this summer.
Newly appointed Professor (mso) in Humanities and Technology joins DIAS as Senior Fellow
The relationship between technology and humanities has interested the literary scholar Kathrin Maurer for a long time. How does the aesthetic field (literature, visual art) represent and interpret technical inventions? How does technology affect human communities? How does technology impact the human sensorium?
DIAS and CWS researchers provide evidence to major new UN report
Interdisciplinary Professor with vast experience enters DIAS as Senior Fellow
Paul Richard Sharp is an industrious and dynamic Professor appointed at Department of Business and Economics at SDU, and now also Senior Fellow at DIAS. With him he brings extensive resume and a number of responsibilities.
Dr. James Rogers, DIAS Fellow in War Studies, and member of SDU’s Centre for War Studies, has been awarded 380,000 DKK (EUR 51,000.00) for the project ‘The Vulnerabilities of the Drone Age: Strategic Foresight Planning out to 2035’.
Professor and world citizen is now affiliated with DIAS
His resume testifies to a great engagement in the global social debate and shows an impressive academic work in Leuven, London, Budapest, Haifa and Vienna. Yes, Pieter Vanhuysse has left excellent marks. We are therefore pleased to announce that he has now also joined Danish Institute for Advanced Study as Senior Fellow.
Industrious Professor in History appointed as Senior Fellow at DIAS
Jeppe Nevers is the latest addition of excellent researches at DIAS. He has made himself noticed as a dedicated researcher and teacher, and in 2016 by the age of just 37 he achieved the title as Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.
“Genes, fat cells and life’s codes”: Educational material about Susanne Mandrup’s research
Susanne Mandrup’s research on the regulation of gene expression in fat cells has been featured in educational material for elementary school. Here she explains how DNA contains the instruction to all life and how this instruction is read in different cells.
Agnes Callamard: Russia’s War Against Ukraine: Implications for the World
Guest Lecture by Dr. Agnes Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International May 11th 11:15-12:15 in DIAS Auditorium (V24-501a-0). Open to All.
OPTIMMUNIZE 2022 takes place at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense in November 2022, and online on April 21st.
18 sculptures by the award-winning Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir will be exhibited at University of Southern Denmark and in the cities of Odense and Copenhagen as a part of DIAS Fellow Dr. James Rogers’ interdisciplinary project on war and art.
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