Tomas Bohr

Tomas Bohr



Building: 309, 106

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45253310

Fax: 4593 1669

Tomas Bohr is Professor of Physics in the Section ”Biophysics and Fluids” at the Department of Physics as well as director of Center for Fluid Dynamics at DTU. Tomas Bohr’s field of research is Complex Systems. He has worked with chaos, turbulence  and statistical mechanics and written ”Bevægelsens Uberegnelige Skønhed. Om kaos.” (Gyldendal 1992) for the lay audience and is co-author of the monograph ”Dynamical Systems Approach to Turbulence" (Cambridge 1998). In later years he has been particularly interested in strongly non-linear fluid flows, which, even if they are not turbulent, give rise to surprising structures - in particular surfaces with edges, corners and needles. Simultaneously, he studies biofluid dynamics in the context of planktonic organisms and the sap dynamics in plants. Tomas Bohr combines theoretical work with simple model experiments on e. g.  hydraulic jumps, bathtub vortices, sand ripples and sap flows in trees.



1971 - 1980 Master of Science in Physics - University of Copenhagen
1981 - 1983 PhD in Physics - University of Copenhagen
- 1998 Obtained the degree of "Doctor of Science" - University of Copenhagen

Academic grades

Dr. Scient., PhD.

Professional experience

1983 - 1985 Postdoc (LASSP) - Cornell University, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics
1985 - 1998 Assistant professor / associate professor (NBI) - University of Copenhagen, The Niels Bohr Institute
1998 - Professor of Physics (DTU Physics) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics


Fluent in English, Reads French

International experience

2005 Visiting professor for one month at IRPHE, Universite d'Aix-Marseille.

2003 Visiting professor for one month at Universite Paris 7 and Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris.

1981-1982, Visiting scientist for 6 months at the Landau Institute, Moscow


Invited speaker at a number of international conferences and workshops.

Coorganizer of many summershools, workshops and conferences.

Other information

Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences (Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes


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  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics

    ISSNs: 0022-1120

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-7645

    Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 1.45 SNIP 1.616, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics)

    ISSNs: 1539-3755, 2470-0045, 1539-3755, 1063-651X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1550-2376, 2470-0053

    American Physical Society, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.999 SNIP 0.907, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Local database


  • Physical Review Letters

    ISSNs: 0031-9007

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1079-7114

    American Physical Society, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 3.731 SNIP 1.995, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


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