17 June 2021

Public Lectures

Forelæsning Anja Andersen


Science Salon for students at Det Kongelige Bibliotek / The Royal Library:

Science is put up for debate in three Science Salons in The Royal Library's Den Gamle Læsesal, when the country's sharp thinkers enter into a dialogue about three of the issues that research today is trying to solve in order to provide the best conditions for the future.

The first Science Salon: Women in Cosmos with Anja C. Andersen

Everyone knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the theory of relativity. Important discoveries, which in their own way have shaped science as we know it today. But what about women's discoveries? The women's discoveries are many and significant, yet they are repeatedly forgotten when the canon of science is retold in textbooks and history books.

Read more about the event (in Danish) here >>

Anja C. Andersen is a professor in astronomy and astrophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute. She is researching cosmic dust, where she maps how dust is formed in the universe and what significance dust has for the formation of planets and stars.

Register for the event for free here >>

Lecture Series by Det Udenrigspolitisk Selskab (Society for Foreign Policy):

Aspects relating to foreign policy in scientific research – on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary for the inauguration of the Niels Bohr Institute.

Lecture series with a focus on the international aspects of science and its relevance for Danish foreign policy. The intended audience for the lectures will be those interested and engaged in the topic here in Denmark, including members of the Det Udenrigspolitisk Selskab, users of the Royal Library, politicians and other officials involved with foreign policy.  

See the lecture series and registration here >>

Lecture series in cooperation with Folkeuniversitet København / People’s University of Copenhagen:

In 2022, the People’s University in Copenhagen will arrange a lecture series on relevant scientific topics in physics.

The lectures will be given by five different scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute and present five different topics in modern theoretical physics.

The purpose of these Niels Bohr Institute Centennial lectures are to give a glimpse on some of the most topical questions, ideas, and approaches at the scientific forefront of the 21st century. All lectures will be given in English at the famous Auditorium A on Blegdamsvej 17.

  1. Quantum world without quantum uncertainty (Eugene Simon Polzik)
  2. When space-time shakes: gravitational waves from black holes (Poul Henrik Damgaard)
  3. From quanta to quasars : From the smallest to the largest scales (Anja C. Andersen)
  4. Life on other planets -- Does it exist? (Uffe Gråe Jørgensen)
  5. Models of Life: From genes to epidemics (Him Sneppen)


Read more about the events and the dates on Folkeuniversitet's own website, which will be updated in start December.

  Auditorium A, Niels Bohr Institutet

Lecture series in cooperation with The Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science (“SNU”):

In 2022, The Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science will arrange a lecture series on Niels Bohr and quantum mechanics.

SNU was founded by H.C. Ørsted in 1824. After a larger journey abroad, Ørsted saw a need for a society in Denmark where everybody could come and hear about the newest advances in the field of physics and chemistry and the what these potentially meant for the business world. SNU focuses on dissemination of the natural sciences – the best and the newest. Niels Bohr was chairperson for SNU for 27 years.

The lecture series will be held at the H.C. Ørsted Institute in Auditorium 1 in collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute

Read more about The Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science >>

Auditorium A, Niels Bohr Institutet


Lecture series in cooperation with the Niels Bohr Archive

In 2022, the Niels Bohr Archive and the Niels Bohr Institute will be arranging a series of lectures with scientists from diverse fields of research at the University of Copenhagen. Each lecturer will address a general theme from his/her own professional perspective, with the goal of creating a potential common synergy and consequently help to create a more coherent and cooperative research at the university. This series will be open to the public.