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A broad spectrum of astronomy and astrophysics is researched at the Niels Bohr Institute – everything from the visible Universe such as planets, stars and galaxies – to the invisible universe and the presence of dark energy and dark matter. 

The NBI astrophysicists participate in many international projects and have access to modern telescopes and satellites via, e.g. Denmark’s membership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the European Space Agency (ESA), and to state-of-the-art supercomputers. 

There is a strong tradition for collaborating with skilled engineers and technician’s towards developing and building advanced new instruments for the exploration of space.






























































































































































































































Astrophysics and Planetary Science section

Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 København K, Building: 01-2-407
Head: Troels Haugbølle, Associate Professor
Phone: +45 35 32 11 41, Email:
Secretary: Julie Meier Hansen
Phone: +45 35  33 43 96, Email: 

The Cosmic Dawn section

Niels Bohr Building, Jagtvej 128, 2 floor, 2200 København N.
Head: Johan Peter Uldall Fynbo, Professor
Phone: +45 35 32 59 83, Email: 
Secretary: Guarn Elizabeth Nissen
Phone: +45 35 32 59 68, Email:

DARK section

Niels Bohr Building, Jagtvej 128, 2. floor, 2200 København N.
Head: Steen Harle Hansen, Associate Professor
Phone: +45 35 32 59 88, Email:
Secretary: Meagan Kelsey Jensen
Phone: +45 35 32 59 20, Email:



















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