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Heavy elements produced in thermonuclear X-ray bursts
Relationship between accretion processes and thermonuclear burning mechanisms

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Astrophysicist, Associate Professor.

Head of studies for Earth and Space Physics and Engineering MSc. programme

Current main research activities: Study of high energy emission from accreting compact objects in low-mass X-ray binaries. Observational and theoretical investigations of thermonuclear X-ray bursts from neutron stars.

Team member of the JEM-X instrument onboard the ESA satellite INTEGRAL.
Member of the NuSTAR Science Team (X-ray binaries).
Member of the NICER Science Team.
Danish representative for the EU COST action PHAROS and former deputy representative for NewCOMPSTAR.

Lecturer for diverse courses. Main responsible of the DTU courses "Astrofysik" (30120 BSc), "Observational X-ray Astrophysics" (30790 MSc), "Astrophysical Data Analyses" (30794 MSc), and "Hands-on X-ray astronomy data analysis" (30930 PhD).


Main Publications


Galloway D., in't Zand J., Chenevez J., et al., The Multi INstrument Burst ARchive (MINBAR),  The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 249, 32, (astro-ph/2003.00685)

Chenevez J., Galloway D., in't Zand J., et al., A soft X-ray episode for the Clocked Burster GS 1826-24 as measured by Swift and NuSTAR, The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 818, p. 135 (astro-ph/1509.01248)

Chenevez J., Altamirano D., Galloway D., et al., Puzzling thermonuclear burst behaviour from the transient low-mass X-ray binary IGR J17473-2721, MNRAS, Vol. 410, p.179, 2011 (astro-ph/1007.5201)

Chenevez J., Falanga M., Kuulkers E., et al., IGR J17254, a new bursting neutron star. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 469, p. L27, 2007

Chenevez J.,  Falanga M., Brandt S., et al., Two phase X-ray burst from GX 3+1 observed by INTEGRAL. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 449, p. L5, 2006

Chenevez J., Falanga M., Kuulkers E., et al.,  INTEGRAL monitoring of unusually long X-ray bursts. Proceedings of Science, 2008 (astro-ph/0811.0904)

Falanga M., Chenevez J., Cumming A., et al., Intermediate long X-ray bursts from the ultra-compact binary source SLX 1737-282. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol 484, p. 43, 2008  




Chenevez J.,  Baklanov A., and J. H. Sørensen, Pollutant Transport Schemes Integrated in a Numerical Weather Prediction Model: Model description and Verification Results, Meteorological Applications, 11, p. 265, 2004.

Chenevez J.,  Baklanov A., Sørensen J.H., ETEX simulations with DMI-HIRLAM Numerical Weather Prediction model, In: Air Pollution Modelling and its Application XV, Kluwer Academics/Plenum Publishers, 2002.

Chenevez J. and Jensen, C. Ø., Operational ozone forecasts for the region of Copenhagen by the Danish Meteorological Institute, Atmospheric Environment, 35 (27), p. 4567, 2001.




Chenevez J., Machetel Ph., and Nicolas A., Numerical models of magma chambers in the Oman ophiolite. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, p. 15443, 1998.

Chenevez J. and Nicolas A., Crustal feeding in the Oman ophiolite: from the top and from the bottom? A thermal and mass balance model. Geophysical Research Letters, 24, p. 1811, 1997.

Chenevez J., Modélisation numérique des chambres magmatiques sous les dorsales océaniques rapides à partir de données ophiolitiques et marines.Thèse d'Université, Montpellier 2, France , 130 pp., 1996.

Other information

Member of the JEM-X instrument working team for the ESA-satellite INTEGRAL (INTErnational Gamma-RAy Laboratory) launched in 2002. Principal Investigator of the "Long X-ray burst monitoring with INTEGRAL". 

Member of the Binary Science Team for NuSTAR, a NASA satellite launched in 2012.

Member of the Science Team for NICER, a NASA mission to observe neutron stars in 2017.

Partner in a number of scientific collaborations and observation proposals.

Language Skills:

Research areas

Numerical modelling and data analysis. Astrophysics (high energy), Meteorology (air pollution and numerical weather prediction), Geophysics (fluid dynamics).

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. i geofysik, Université de Montpellier II, Frankrig


Ph.D. in geophysics, Montpellier University, France


Cand.Scient. i astrofysik, Université de Montpellier II, Frankrig


MSc in astrophysics, Montpellier University, France


External positions

Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute

Dec 1997Sep 2002


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