Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo

Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo


  • The Cosmic Dawn Center

    Vibenshuset, Lyngbyvej 2, 4 sal, 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

    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 articleCommunication

  2. 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 articleResearchpeer-review

  3. 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 articleResearchpeer-review

  4. 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, J. P. U., Krogager, J-K., Heintz, K. E., Geier, S., Moller, P., Noterdaeme, P., Christensen, L. B., Leloudas, G. & Jakobsson, P., 26 Sep 2017, In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 606, A13.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. 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, J., D'Avanzo, P., Fruchter, A. S., Fryer, C. L., Kangas, T., Milvang-Jensen, B., 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, J. P. U., Gompertz, B. P., Greiner, J., Hodosan, G., Irwin, M. J., Jakobsson, P., Jorgensen, U. G., 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, D., Wiersema, K. & Wijers, R. A. M. J., 20 Oct 2017, In : Astrophysics Journal Letters. 848, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Naturvidenskab og religion

    Fynbo, H. O. U. & Fynbo, J. P. U., 1 Dec 2017, In : Kvant. 4, p. 25-28

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

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