The Carlsberg Foundation's 'Semper Ardens' Research Project
Quinoa was utilized as a food source by the Incas and is now recognized as probably the healthiest grain crop. Quinoa withstands extreme conditions of drought and salinity and therefore stands out as a crop already adapted to climate change. The mechanism by which quinoa is tolerant to salt stress is being investigated in this project.
The Carlsberg Foundation Semper Ardens research project ‘Activating Arctic Heritage’ explores two recently appointed UNESCO World Cultural Heritage properties in West Greenland. The research focuses on creating new knowledge on the cultural history of the UNESCO areas by combining archaeological, historical and scientific studies of Inuit and Norse sites from c. 1000 – 1900 AD - a period including drastic environmental and cultural changes.
Do robots, disruption and globalisation really equal doomsday scenarios of mass unemployment and growing inequality? Or do we simply not know enough about the forces and adjustments that new technologies and international commerce trigger in our market economies? By using register data, research can revise our understanding of industry dynamics.
A new Internet infrastructure is being designed with potentially deep impact on our society, challenging our economic institutions, data sharing and digital interaction. Key to ensure a smooth transition is to understand the interaction of the basic building blocks of the technology. As issues of infrastructure design and market design are delicately intertwined, this calls for collaboration between computer scientists and economists.
In 2003, we discovered that DNA of past plant and animal communities can be retrieved from permafrost and cave sediments spanning 400,000 years. This finding gave birth to the field of ancient environmental DNA, that has since grown to encompass many different research topics, experimental methods and computational tools. Today, we are looking to apply the ancient environmental DNA approach to uncover the genetic basis of rice resilience to environmental stressors, a key question for addressing food security challenge in a changing world.
The Carlsberg Foundation's 'Semper Ardens' Fellowships within the Humanities and Social Sciences | 21/06/2019
By Jesper Ryberg | Can it be justified to use neuroscientific technologies for influencing the human functioning brain as a means of preventing offenders from engaging in future criminal conduct? With the support from the Carlsberg Foundation it has been possible for the first time to provide a comprehensive analysis of the various ethical challenges surrounding this question.
Semper Ardens Research Project | 23/02/2018
Kristian Pedersen | The nature of dark energy and dark matter remains one of the most outstanding questions in science today. In order to secure Danish scientists first-hand access to all data in the European space mission Euclid, The Carlsberg Foundation has supported hardware contribution to the mission.
Semper Ardens Research Project | 25/09/2017
Ole Wæver & Mie Roesdahl | Human rights and peace building have often collided as seemingly incompatible agendas. This research aims to enhance the understanding of the link between human rights and peace building – conflictual and complementary.
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