Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics

  • Elektrovej, 327+328+371

    DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

  • Ørsteds Plads, 348

    DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of division Allan Hornstrup

The Division for Astrophysics and Astomospheric Physics studies physical processes in stars, galaxies, galaxy clusters and the universe as a whole, as well as doing research and development of instrumentation that can be used to observe these objects. We also study our atmosphere, where Earth meets space, and the complex interactions that occur there.

 Research is concentrated in a handful of main areas:

  •  Large-scale structure of the universe, including  the creation of galaxies and galaxy clusters.     
  • Physical conditions and processes in and around  neutron stars and black holes.    
  • Mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background to understand the Big Bang and early evolution of the Universe
  • Electrical Discharges in the Upper Atmosphere
  • Cosmic rays and their effect on the Earth's weather and climate
  • Space weather and monitoring solar activity
  • Technological development of x-ray and gamma-ray detectors and instruments, as well as mechanical structures for use in space-based observatories. 

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Research Output 1981 2020

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Angular Momentum and Heat Transport on Tidally Locked Hot Jupiter Planets

Mendonça, J. M., 2020, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 491, 1, p. 1456-1470 15 p.

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Transmission Spectroscopy of WASP-79b from 0.6 to 5.0 μm

Sotzen, K. S., Stevenson, K. B., Sing, D. K., Kilpatrick, B. M., Wakeford, H. R., Filippazzo, J. C., Lewis, N. K., Hörst, S. M., López-Morales, M., Henry, G. W., Buchhave, L. A., Ehrenreich, D., Fraine, J. D., García Muñoz, A., Jayaraman, R., Lavvas, P., des Etangs, A. L., Marley, M. S., Nikolov, N., Rathcke, A. D. & 1 others, Sanz-Forcada, J., 2020, In : Astrophysical Journal. 159, 1, 12 p., 5.

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A giant impact as the likely origin of different twins in the Kepler-107 exoplanet system

Bonomo, A. S., Zeng, L., Damasso, M., Leinhardt, Z. M., Justesen, A. B., Lopez, E., Lund, M. N., Malavolta, L., Silva Aguirre, V., Buchhave, L. A., Corsaro, E., Denman, T., Lopez-Morales, M., Mills, S. M., Mortier, A., Rice, K., Sozzetti, A., Vanderburg, A., Affer, L., Arentoft, T. & 32 others, Benbakoura, M., Bouchy, F., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Collier Cameron, A., Cosentino, R., Dressing, C. D., Dumusque, X., Figueira, P., Fiorenzano, A. F. M., García, R. A., Handberg, R., Harutyunyan, A., Johnson, J. A., Kjeldsen, H., Latham, D. W., Lovis, C., Lundkvist, M. S., Mathur, S., Mayor, M., Micela, G., Molinari, E., Motalebi, F., Nascimbeni, V., Nava, C., Pepe, F., Phillips, D. F., Piotto, G., Poretti, E., Sasselov, D., Ségransan, D., Udry, S. & Watson, C., 2019, In : Nature Astronomy. 3, 5, p. 416-423

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Projects 2001 2035

SAINT: Science and Innovation with Thunderstorms

Neubert, T., Ebert, U., Fullekrug, M., Østgaard, N., Nijdam, S., Vazquez, F. G., Soula, S., Montanya, J., Lorenzo-Prado, V. P. & Bennet, A.

01/03/201701/03/2021

Project: Research

Activities 1989 2019

eXTP Consortium Meeting 2019

Søren Brandt (Participant), Irfan Kuvvetli (Participant)
26 Feb 201928 Feb 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

eXTP LAD and WFM meeting

Søren Brandt (Participant), Denis Tcherniak (Participant)
30 Jan 201931 Jan 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

eXTP/WFM meeting

Søren Brandt (Participant)
9 Jul 201911 Jul 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

Prizes

Fondation Idella Travelling Grant

René Tronsgaard Rasmussen (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Press / Media

Største kollision af sorte huller nogensinde

Søren Brandt

06/12/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kinas nye, store videnskabelige rummission får dansk instrument med

Søren Brandt

09/04/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vraget DTU-instrument bliver del af kinesisk mission

Søren Brandt

09/04/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media