– Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Jens Hjorth

Jens Hjorth


Knowledge of languages

Dansk, English, un tout petit peu de francais und Deutch


1993 PhD Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, 1993


2005 - Director of the Dark Cosmology Centre
2004 - Full Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
2004-2011 Head of the Instrument Center for Danish Astrophysics
1998-2004 Associate Professor at the Astronomical Observatory, University of Copenhagen
1996-1998 Postdoc at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
1994-1996 Postdoc at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Paternal leave for a total of 12 months, 1999-2008


Referee for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Astronomy and Astrophysics Letters, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Astrophysical Journal, Nature, Science

Reviewer for the Swedish National Space Board, the Research Council of Norway, the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study, the Australian Research Council, the Austrian Research Council,  the French National Center for Scientific Research, and the European Research Council

Awards and Recognitions

1998 Ole Rømer Prize 1998 (awarded by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters)
2002 EU Descartes Prize (awarded by the European Commission to our international research team for obtaining exceptional results from European collaborative research)
2004 Torkil Holms Forskningspris
2004 Lundbeck Young Researcher Prize
2005 Winner, Best Danish Research in Ingeniøren (Danish weekly)
2006 - Elected Member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
2007 Danish Ministry of Science “EliteForsk” Award



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