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18 April 2012

Johan Fynbo recognized by the World Cultural Council

Johan Fynbo received a special recognition today from the international organization, the World Cultural Council, which aims to promote culture and values throughout the world.

The organization, based in Mexico, gives out awards in science, education and art annually. This year’s award winners are Professor Michael Grätzel from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and Professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht from Stanford University, USA.

The awards are being presented at Aarhus University this year and as part of the annual award ceremony the World Cultural Council is giving special recognition to a select number of talented researchers who early in their careers have had international impact through their research.

One of the eight Danish researchers selected is Johan Fynbo, who has just been appointed Professor MSO in observational astrophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. His area of research is the properties of the earliest galaxies. He is also involved in preparations for future space missions.

“I am honoured by the recognition that has been conferred on me and I am looking forward to participating in the Conference on Excellence that is being held in conjunction with the award ceremony,” says Johan Fynbo.

The eight researchers, who have all received the European Research Council’s Starting Grant, ERC in 2011, will receive commemorative medal with a diploma from the World Cultural Council along with a travel scholarship of 25,000 DKK from Aarhus University.

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