13 May 2022
New study indicates limited water circulation late in the history of Mars
A research team led by Lund University in Sweden has investigated a meteorite from Mars using neutron and X-ray tomography. The technology, which will probably be used when NASA ex...
2 May 2022
New study on space dust strengthens theory that Earth was formed by pebble accretion
Last year, researchers in Lund, Sweden, launched a ground-breaking theory that Earth was formed by pebbles that were sucked together into a celestial body over millions of years. T...
27 Apr 2022
Researchers create exotic magnetic structures with laser light
Research at Lund University in Sweden has found a new way to create nano-sized magnetic particles using ultrafast laser light pulses. The discovery could pave the way for new and m...
13 Apr 2022
The role of drought in Syrian war was exaggerated
With the aid of satellite images, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have uncovered unique data on the severe drought that hit Syria between 2007 and 2009. Previously, many p...
24 Mar 2022
Researchers map the movement of white dwarfs of the Milky Way
White dwarfs were once normal stars similar to the Sun but then collapsed after exhausting all their fuel. These interstellar remnants have historically been difficult to study. Ho...
22 Mar 2022
Two researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants
Stanley Heinze and Anna Runemark, both researchers at the Department of Biology, have been awarded five-year grants from the European Research Council.
17 Mar 2022
Black swifts descended rapidly during lunar eclipse
An international research team led by Lund University in Sweden has managed to study the flight behaviour of the mysterious black swift. They found, among other things, that the bl...
14 Mar 2022
Researchers reconstruct ancient fish lizard
Geologists at Lund University in Sweden have mapped 300 years of research on the prehistoric marine reptiles known as ichthyosaurs. Using a uniquely well-preserved fossil, the team...
1 Mar 2022
The UN’s climate change panel: the world must act now
On Monday, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a new report on how climate change is impacting nature and people worldwide, and on the ne...
25 Feb 2022
Astronomers map mysterious element in space
A research team led by Lund University in Sweden has provided an important clue to the origin of the element Ytterbium in the Milky Way, by showing that the element largely origina...
21 Feb 2022
Breakthrough in converting CO2 into fuel using solar energy
A research team led by Lund University in Sweden has shown how solar power can convert carbon dioxide into fuel, by using advanced materials and ultra-fast laser spectroscopy. The ...
17 Feb 2022
Researchers create molecule that can pave way for mini-transistors
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in developing a simple hydrocarbon molecule with a logic gate function, similar to that in transistors, in a single molecule...
11 Feb 2022
Brittle star fossils from Gotland provide unique insights into evolutionary change
A research team has succeeded in analysing two temporally consecutive species of fossilised brittle stars. The findings show that a marine catastrophe 428 million years ago contrib...
31 Jan 2022
Exotic cocktail in the atmosphere of extreme exoplanet
Using high-resolution spectroscopy, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in mapping the atmosphere of an exoplanet located 322 light years from Earth. The knowle...
27 Jan 2022
Ancient ice reveals mysterious solar storm
Through analyzes of ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, a research team led by Lund University in Sweden has found evidence of an extreme solar storm that occurred about 9,200...
11 Jan 2022
A biologist involved in popular education and a prolifically cited physicist have been appointed new honorary doctors of science
Kerstin Johannesson, an evolutionary biologist who readily goes to sea to find answers to the big questions, and Georg Kresse, a physicist with outstanding achievements in computat...
21 Dec 2021
Researchers crack the synthetic code of rare molecules sought after in drug development
A research team at Lund University in Sweden has succeeded in producing two molecules that are otherwise only formed by microorganisms from extremely contaminated wastewater in an ...
13 Dec 2021
Preparing for a changing landscape in first and second cycle education
After working in a kind of state of emergency for 18 months, Karin Hall is now looking towards the future. On the deputy dean’s wish-list is further development of education, reduc...
2 Dec 2021
The faculty announces four advantageous associate senior lectureships
The Faculty of Science wants to provide early-career researchers with an opportunity over a six-year period to develop a long-term research activity as well as qualify for promotio...
1 Dec 2021
Satellites to enable monitoring of carbon dioxide emissions
Researchers have developed a model that can calculate individual countries' carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning using observations from space. The new results could b...