Astronomy – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Research in Astrophysics

A broad spectrum of astronomy and astrophysics is researched at the Niels Bohr Institute – everything from the visible Universe such as planets, stars and galaxies- to the invisible universe and the presence of dark energy and dark matter.

Researchers participate in many international projects and have access to modern telescopes and satellites via, e.g. Denmark’s membership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
Astronomers have together with engineers and technicians great expertise in developing and building advanced new instruments for the exploration of space.

  • Dark Cosmology Centre

    Dark Cosmology Centre explore the farthest reaches of space by observing cosmological ’beacons’ such as supernovas and gamma flashes.


  • Astrophysics & Planetary Science

    Exploration of stars and galaxies, the solar system formation, the sun and our neighboring planet, Mars.


  • DAWN

    DAWN is dedicated to uncovering how and when the first galaxies, stars and black holed was formed.

  • AstroNU

    The AstroNu group aims at using weakly interacting elementary particles as probes of the engine behind the most energetic transients in our Universe.


    A research center for cosmochemistry, astrophysics and astronomy funded by the Danish National Research Foundation