Allan Hornstrup

Allan Hornstrup

Head of Astrophysics

Elektrovej, Building 327, Room 206

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45259722

Fax: 45259575



2012 - 2014 Exec. MBA - DTU Business
2012 - 2012 Innovation Leadership - Univ. Cal. Berkeley
2010 - 2012 The DTU Management and Leadership Training Program - DTU
2009 - Educational Supervisor - Technical University of Denmark
1986 - 1989 Lic Techn (PhD) - Technical University of Denmark
1985 - 1985 Educational Theory and Practice, math, phys - Ministry of Education
1976 - 1985 Math, Phys, astronomy - Copenhagen University

Academic grades

Cand Scient (MSc)

Lic Techn (PhD)


Professional experience

2010 - Educational Supervisor - DTU Space, National Space Institute
2012 - Director of study, bachelor in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering - DTU Space, National Space Institute
2008 - IT responsible - DTU Space, National Space Institute
2008 - 2013 Educational Coordinator - DTU Space, National Space Institute
2007 - Head of Astrophysics section (DTU Space) - National Space Institute, Astrophysics
2006 - 2007 Astrophysics Scientist (DNSC) - Danish National Space Center, Astrophysics
2003 - 2006 Astrophysics Scientist (partly on leave) (DNSC) - Danish National Space Center, Astrophysics
1997 - 2003 Head of IT section (DSRI) - Danish Space Research Institute, IT function
1989 - 1997 Project Scientist (DSRI) - Danish Space Research Institute
1986 - 1989 Licentiat (DTH) - Danmarks Tekniske Højskole, Institut for teknisk fysik
1985 - 1986 Scientist (DSRI) - Danish Space Research Institute
1985 - 1985 Pædagogikum - Ministry of Education


Danish, English, German, Some French, Spanish and Russian


Usage of international research infrastructures such as optical telescopes, X-ray and synchrotron facilities and space instruments.
X-ray instrumentation
X-ray analysis of clusters of galaxies
Large scale structure of the universe
Member of Danish Corpse of Physics Censors (2003-).
Visiting teacher at Copenhagen University (Astrophysics).
Director of study at bachelor education ESPE at DTU.
Innovation - in particular regarding strategy, economics, organisation, marketing and implementation
Educational supervisor at DTU.

International experience

Publications (2014): 145, h-index: 40.

TIC (Technical Implementation Committee) chairman for SRG project (1990-2000)
Chair of In-Flight Calibration Group on SRG project (1995-2000)
Member of International Science Operations Group, SRG project (1995-2000)
CoI on INTEGRAL science data center, Geneva (1994-1999)
Member of NuSTAR Science Team (2008-)
CoI on JANUS (a NASA SMEX project).
CoI on MIRI science team, a JWST instrument

Other information

Member of committees, boards etc:
Member of board for Ground Based Astronomical Instrument Centre (IJAF) (-2002).
Member of Danish Astronomical Committee (2002- ).
Member of board for Instrument Center for Danish Astronomy (IDA) (2007- ).
Member of board for Danish Space Research Institute ( 1998-2003).
Member of board for Technical University of Denmark (2007-2008).
Appointed author and editor of The Great Danish Encyclopedia (1995-2008).

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  • Astronomy & Astrophysics

    ISSNs: 0004-6361, 00046361

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1432-0746

    E D P Sciences, France

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database


  • ArXiv Astrophysics e-prints

    Local database


  • Astrophysical Journal

    ISSNs: 0004-637X, 0004637x, 0004637X

    ISSNs (Electronic): 0067-004

    Institute of Physics Publishing, Inc, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database


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