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Annual r epor t 2012 in review Henning Friis Poulsen (left) and Per Christian Hansen (right) are using mathematics to develop improved images. 1 January I mproved images Professor Per Christian Hansen from DTU Compute, receives the prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The grant will help finance a project centred on applying the very latest mathematical technologies and methods to improve tomographic images that are used, for example, in the fields of geoscience and materials physics. In his work, Professor Hansen will be collaborating with specialists including Professor Henning Friis Poulsen from DTU Physics, who has also been awarded an ERC grant. 2 January I ntelligent electronics The goal of the ‘Intelligent and Efficient Power Electronics’ project is to develop more efficient and competitive electronics. Several universities and companies including Grundfos A/S, Danfoss Power Electronics A/S and Vestas A/S are participating in the project. The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation will support the project led by Professor A.E. Andersen from DTU Electrical Engineering. 10 January  Medico Bazar For the second year in succession, DTU, Scion DTU A/S, and the medico industry attract a large number of participants to what is called Medico Bazar. The purpose of the event is to generate specific, practical projects involving Danish universities, hospitals and start-up enterprises from the medico sector. In all, 400 exhibitors met to discuss technological challenges, technologies and solutions, and to identify partnership opportunities. 16 January F ocus on the great societal challenges Under the banner of Copenhagen Research Forum—a joint venture involving DTU, the University of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark—80 leading European researchers assembled at DTU to discuss how research can help to solve societal challenges in the areas of health, food, agriculture, energy, transport, the climate and energy supplies. The recommendations are part of the EU Horizon 2020 process. 25 January  Ambassadors for research A total of 43 talented students—including seven DTU students—receive scholarships under the Novo Scholarship Programme, which give them the opportunity to concentrate on their theses. At the same time, these students are to act as ambassadors for research in the fields of natural science, technical sciences and health sciences. 25 January R obust railways The Danish Council for Strategic Research has granted funding for two research projects which are designed to make transport in Denmark more sustainable. One of the projects is entitled ‘Sustain’ and focuses on national transport planning, while the objective of the other—called ‘Robustrails’—is to boost the operational reliability of rail traffic. Both research projects are run by DTU Transport. The Robustrails project also involves DTU Photonics, DTU Compute and DTU Management Engineering. 1 January 10 January A total of 400 exhibitors and guests visit Medico Bazar at DTU. 46 Technical University of Denmark


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