Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo

Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo


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. Examples:



Selected publications

  1. Published

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

    Fynbo, Johan Peter Uldall, Watson, Darach Jafar, Sollerman, J. O., Bloom, J. S., Hjorth, Jens, Jakobsson, P. & Thöne, C., 2006, In : Nature. 444, 7122, p. 1047-1049

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

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

    Fynbo, Johan Peter Uldall, Jensen, B. L., Gorosabel, J., Hjorth, Jens & et al., 2001, In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 369, p. 373-376

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    The High Av Quasar Survey: A z=2.027 metal-rich damped Lyman-alpha absorber towards a red quasar at z=3.21

    Fynbo, Johan Peter Uldall, Krogager, J., Heintz, K. E., Geier, S., Moller, P., Noterdaeme, P., Christensen, Lise Bech, Leloudas, G. & Jakobsson, P., 26 Sep 2017, In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 606, A13.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The Emergence of a Lanthanide-rich Kilonova Following the Merger of Two Neutron Stars

    Tanvir, N. R., Levan, A. J., Gonzalez-Fernandez, C., Korobkin, O., Mandel, I., Rosswog, S., Hjorth, Jens, D'Avanzo, P., Fruchter, A. S., Fryer, C. L., Kangas, T., Milvang-Jensen, Bo, Rosetti, S., Steeghs, D., Wollaeger, R. T., Cano, Z., Copperwheat, C. M., Covino, S., D'Elia, V., de Ugarte Postigo, A., Evans, P. A., Even, W. P., Fairhurst, S., Jaimes, R. F., Fontes, C. J., Fujii, Y. I., Fynbo, Johan Peter Uldall, Gompertz, B. P., Greiner, J., Hodosan, G., Irwin, M. J., Jakobsson, P., Jørgensen, Uffe Gråe, Kann, D. A., Lyman, J. D., Malesani, D., McMahon, R. G., Melandri, A., O'Brien, P. T., Osborne, J. P., Palazzi, E., Perley, D. A., Pian, E., Piranomonte, S., Rabus, M., Rol, E., Rowlinson, A., Schulze, S., Sutton, P., Thone, C. C., Ulaczyk, K., Watson, Darach Jafar, Wiersema, K. & Wijers, R. A. M. J., 20 Oct 2017, In : Astrophysics Journal Letters. 848, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Naturvidenskab og religion

    Fynbo, H. O. U. & Fynbo, Johan Peter Uldall, 1 Dec 2017, In : Kvant. 4, p. 25-28

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  6. Published

    Gaia-assisted discovery of a detached low-ionisation BAL quasar with very large ejection velocities

    Fynbo, Johan Peter Uldall, Moller, P., Heintz, K. E., Burchett, J. N., Christensen, Lise Bech, Geier, S. J., Jakobsson, P., Krogager, J., Ledoux, C., Milvang-Jensen, Bo, Noterdaeme, P., Prochaska, J. X. & Tripp, T. M., 19 Feb 2020, In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 634, 6 p., A111.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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