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My research concerns the theoretical (quantum mechanical) description of molecules; the aim is to predict and explain experimental observations in chemistry. We focuses, in particular, on the dynamics of molecules in space and time. This includes new methods for predicting, detecting ("filming") and controlling ("instructing") the course of chemical reactions on atomic length- and time-scales.

Other information

Carlsberg Foundation "J.C. Jacobsen" fellowship, 1987. Gold medal in chemistry, University of Copenhagen, 1990. Statoil Prize, 1996. Founding member of the Danish National Research Foundations "Center for Molecular Movies", 2005. Elected member of the Academic Council, Technical University of Denmark, (2005-2015). Appointed to the research council FNU, i.e., the Danish Council for Independent Research|Natural Sciences (2011-2016).

International Experience:

Max Planck Institute, Göttingen (1986). University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (1987-1988). California Institute of Technology (2000).

Research areas

Key qualifications: Theoretical chemistry. Physical chemistry at the atomic level.

Education/Academic qualification

Dr.scient. (D.Sc., Doctor of Science), University of Copenhagen

1994 → …

Ph.D. in chemical physics., Technical University of Denmark

1987 → …

M.Sc. in chemistry., Technical University of Denmark

1983 → …

External positions

Associate professor, Technical University of Denmark

1995 → …

Assistant professor, Technical University of Denmark


Senior research scholar, University of Copenhagen


Postdoctoral research associate, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA



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  • Physical chemistry at the atomic level
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Development of theoretical models


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