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25 September 2008

Astronomical amount to astronomer Sune Toft

Astrophysicist Sune Toft has been granted 10 million crowns from the Lundbeck Foundation. It is the Foundation’s Junior Group Leader Fellowship, which is a 5-year grant awarded to ‘particularly promising young scientists’.

Sune Toft is educated at the Niels Bohr Institute and received his PhD in 2003 for a dissertation on ‘high redshift clusters of galaxies’.

He continued the research of old galaxy clusters in the early universe at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, and for the last three years as a Fellow at ESO’s headquarters in Garching near Munich in Germany.

The grant from the Lundbeck Foundation brings Sune Toft home to Denmark and the Niels Bohr Institute, where he will start his own research group, which will be attached to the Dark Cosmology Centre.

Sune Toft starts as Associate Professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre on the February 1st, 2009. The grant of 10 million crowns over five years will provide his salary and for 2-3 two-year postdoc positions and 2 three-year PhD positions.

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