24 Sep 2021
Astronomy researcher elected to the Young Academy of Sweden
Oscar Agertz, associate senior lecturer at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, has been elected to the Young Academy of Sweden. Over the next five years he will wo...
22 Sep 2021
The faculty’s journey towards Science Village at Brunnshög
It is a catalyst that will modernise the Faculty of Science, both at Brunnshög and Sölvegatan. Dean Sven Lidin may have become “nearsighted, flabby and middle-aged” during his ten ...
21 Sep 2021
Long-term measurements show how the climate is changing
20 years of measurements are only the beginning. Long-term measurements over several decades are crucial to enable predictions of how airborne particles affect the future climate, ...
21 Sep 2021
Pandemic restrictions enabled unique bird study
How do birds avoid collision when flying in dense foliage and other cramped environments with many obstacles? And what does flying in such complex environments entail for the birds...
8 Sep 2021
Successful experiment with microwaves could result in better quantum computers
In a pioneering nano experiment, a research team in Lund has succeeded in constructing a new and very efficient microwave photon detector. The discovery could accelerate the develo...
6 Sep 2021
Top international researcher will maximise the potential of MAX IV and ESS
Lund University has recruited Trevor Forsyth to lead the development of LINXS, Lund Institute of advanced Neutron and X-ray Science. He also takes up the position as professor of b...
27 Aug 2021
Researchers have found carbon isotopes in an exoplanet’s atmosphere for the first time
By capturing a weak signal from outer space, a research team was able to study the atmosphere of an exoplanet 300 light-years from Earth. The study shows that the planet’s gas enve...
27 Aug 2021
How disorderly young galaxies grow up and mature
Using a supercomputer simulation, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has succeeded in following the development of a galaxy over a span of 13.8 billion years. The study s...
20 Aug 2021
New positions in research for sustainable development
Ten postdoc positions and at least eight doctoral studentships on the 2030 Agenda and sustainable development will be announced at Lund University on 30 August. The announcement is...
19 Aug 2021
Artificial light disrupts dung beetles’ sense of direction
For the first time, researchers have been able to prove that city lights limit the ability of nocturnal animals to navigate by natural light in the night sky. Instead, they are for...
19 Aug 2021
Astonishing altitude changes in marathon flights of migratory birds
Extreme differences in flight altitude between day and night may have been an undetected pattern amongst migratory birds – until now. The observation was made by researchers at Lun...
1 Jul 2021
Lund University plays a key role in a new prestigious project to map the galaxy
Astronomers at Lund University in Sweden have played a central role in work with the Gaia space telescope. A new research project from the Gaia group in Lund has now been selected ...
16 Jun 2021
Researchers at Lund University ride out to unknown solar cell territories using new technique
For the first time, a research team has succeeded in collecting diverse signatures of electronic properties of perovskite semiconductors in one comprehensive picture. By using a ne...
11 Jun 2021
Genomics-informed decisions can help save species from extinction
Researchers in Lund, Copenhagen and Norwich have shown that harmful mutations present in the DNA play an important – yet neglected – role in the conservation and translocation pro...
11 Jun 2021
Earth’s meteorite impacts over past 500 million years tracked
For the first time, a unique study conducted at Lund University in Sweden has tracked the meteorite flux to Earth over the past 500 million years. Contrary to current theories, res...
4 Jun 2021
Prestigious prize awarded to particle physicist
Torbjörn Sjöstrand, post-retirement professor at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, has been awarded the EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Prize. This desirabl...
1 Jun 2021
Microscopic foraminifera – likely winners in tomorrow’s increasingly deoxygenated oceans
They are called foraminifera and have lived in the world’s oceans for 545 million years. A research team has established in a new study that some species of this protist will proba...
10 May 2021
Remote islands extremely sensitive to human impact
Colonisation of remote islands has contributed to irreversible changes in their ecosystems. This finding emerges from an international study to which researchers from Lund Universi...
5 May 2021
Researcher was given helping hand by Greta Thunberg
Wolfgang Knorr, a researcher at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, is one of three authors of a high-profile climate article recently published in The Conv...
28 Apr 2021
Lund researchers solve nano mystery that in the long run could help the world to achieve sustainable development goals
A research team at Lund University in Sweden has succeeded in uncovering the fundamental properties of plexcitons, which were previously shrouded in mystery. Now the researchers ca...