– Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo

Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo

Professor with special responsibilities

  • Dark Cosmology Centre

    Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 København Ø, Hovedbygning, Building: 01-1-114


    Phone: +45 35 32 59 83Mobile: +45 28 75 59 83

Primary fields of research

Gamma-ray bursts, sources of gravitational waves, quasars, galaxies, origin of chemical elements, the early Universe.

Current research

Spectroscopy of gamma-ray bursts and quasars, sources of gravitational waves, the most distant galaxies and gamma-ray bursts. Galaxy counterparts of Damped Lyman-alpha Absorbers.


I have taught courses on Galaxies, Galaxy formation, Cosmology, Advanced cosmology, Galactic dynamics, Fundamentals of Astronomy and Observational Astrophysics.

Furthermore, I have taught at a number of PhD summerschools.

I have superviced about 10 PhD students and a larger number of master students on topics within the fieds of galakxies, gamma-ray bursts and quasars.



Selected publications

  1. Published

    GRB 080913 at redshift 6.7

    Greiner, J., Krühler, T., Fynbo, J. P. U., Rossi, A., Schwarz, R., Klose, S., Savaglio, S., Tanvir, N. R., McBreen, S., Totani, T., Zhang, B. B., Wu, X. F., Watson, D., Barthelmy, S. D., Beardmore, A. P., Ferrero, P., Gehrels, N., Kann, D. A., Kawai, N., Yoldas, A. K., Mészáros, P., Milvang-Jensen, B., Oates, S. R., Pierini, D., Schady, P., Toma, K., Vreeswijk, P. M., Yoldas, A., Zhang, B., Afonso, P., Aoki, K., Burrows, D. N., Clemens, C., Filgas, R., Haiman, Z., Hartmann, D. H., Hasinger, G., Hjorth, J., Jehin, E., Levan, A. J., Liang, E. W., Malesani, D., Pyo, T-S., Schulze, S., Szokoly, G., Terada, K. & Wiersema, K. 2009 In : Astrophysical Journal. 693, 2, p. 1610-1620 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    Galaksernes oprindelse og universets " dark ages "

    Fynbo, J. P. U., Andersen, A. C., Hansen, S. H., Pedersen, K., Sollerman, J. O. & Watson, D. J. 2009 In : Naturens Verden. 1, p. 26-33

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    No supernovae associated with two long-duration gamma-ray bursts

    Fynbo...[et al.], J. P. U., Watson, D., Sollerman, J. O., Bloom, J. S., Hjorth, J., Jakobsson, P. & Thöne, C. 2006 In : Nature. 444, 7122, p. 1047-1049

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Detection of the optical afterglow of GRB 000630: Implications for dark bursts

    Fynbo, J. P. U., Jensen, B. L., Gorosabel, J., Hjorth, J. & et al. 2001 In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 369, p. 373-376

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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