Research Programmes at DIAS
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Challenging Ideas And Scientific Curiosity
DIAS is SDU’s most ambitious initiative. Ambitions of cross-disciplinary and groundbreaking research call for critical assessment of how we organize research. In other words: How do we in DIAS develop challenging ideas and stimulate scientific curiosity?
Climate Change and Conflict Project
The project explores the long history and ‘Big Data’ of climate change and human conflict to identify potentially correlation between climate extremes and periods of human conflict or cooperation.
Climate Future Fiction: A Citizen Science Project
Building on the DIAS Citizen Science project ‘Write your Future’, this pilot aims to explore whether a similar project is possible involving high schools. The Write Your Future project asked university students to compose short fiction texts (fewer than 1200 words) set four years into the future.
18 sculptures by the award-winning Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir. The aim of the CONNECTIONS exhibition is to utilise art as a medium through which to stimulate discussion, bridge differences, and connect people – at a time when societies are physically and ideologically divided.
DIAS Minds Group
The DIAS MINDS GROUP is a new initiative at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) bringing together scholars engaged in the study of mind, cognition, and behaviour.
History of Capitalism
The DIAS Program on the History of Capitalism is a series of lectures and workshops that brings both eternal and current questions about capitalism to the University of Southern Denmark.
Measuring the Impact of Interdisciplinary Research
Interdisciplinary research has often been praised for its potential to advance our scientific understanding by (re)-combining knowledge and resources that are otherwise latent within individual disciplines.
Opportunities and Challenges in an ice-free Arctic Ocean
This project will utilise DIAS's unique cross-faculty strengths to explore the opportunities and challenges in a changing ice-free Arctic. Weask: How will an ice-free Arctic Ocean impact cooperation and conflict between regional stakeholders?
It is now clear that vaccines can affect the immune system beyond the induction of specific immunity (specific antibody, and B and T-memory cells), with profound implications for overall health. This conference is for researchers, students, policy makers, media, and anybody with an interest in non-specific effects of vaccines
Pilot study on barriers and facilitators of influenza vaccination for children (2-6 years) in DK
This pilot project serves as a basis for a joint research proposal for developing a tool for assesing and addressing vaccine hesitancy among parents.
Pilot study on feasibility of interdisciplinary project on adherence to colorectal cancer
This project aims to answer following research question: What are the barriers for and facilitators of adherence to CRC screening programs among societal groups with low social-economic status and educational attainment?
Quantum Computing for Clinical Research
The objective of this proposal is to develop machine learning methods in clinical research based on a new quantum technology – Gaussian boson samplers (GBS). The significance of this proposal is that enabling usage of GBS in healthcare would help exploit the near-term quantum technologies to their full potential, and opens a vast and uncharted space of quantum methods in health and clinical research
Toward a cognitive history of pre-modern rhetoric as mathematical thinking
Besides mining new data from manuscripts, this proposal aims to look at such intersections from a cognitive perspective, focusing on the learning processes of pre-modern users and stimulating at the same time reflections on our current scientific practices. Interdisciplinary cooperation with colleagues working on learning theories and data visualization as well as actual practitioners of science is therefore crucial.