Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje
Experimental Particle Physics
Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 København Ø
Curriculum Vitæ Professor Dr. Sc. Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje
Born: November 1954 in Hørsholm, Denmark.
Marital status: Married to school director Janne Gaardhøje since 1979.
Children: Jacob (34), Johan (32) and Jesper (23)
Dr. Scient.(Habilitation) 1993 Faculty of Natural Science, University of Copenhagen,
Cand. Scient.(Ms. Sc.) 1980 Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Physics and Astronomy, specialization in
experimental nuclear physics.
Baccalaureat C 1972. Lyçee Français Charles Lepierre, Lisbon, Portugal,
Fluent: Danish, French, English and Portugues
Conversant: Italian, Spanish, German and other Nordic languages
- Experimental physics. Nuclear and particle physics. Accelerator physics.
- Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion reactions. Quark deconfinement and strong
- Interactions. Quantum Chromo Dynamics. Hadronic physics.
- Quark Gluon Plasma. Big Bang cosmology. Early universe.
- Collective motion in atomic nuclei. Giant resonances. Intermediate energy
- Heavy Ion collisions. Nuclear gamma ray spectroscopy.
- High rate and fast-timing coincidence techniques for particle and gamma ray detection.
- Science education. Brain drain &gain. Science for development. Global sustainability. Education as a democratic tool, science in developing countries, capacity building, training of teachers.
- Ethics of science, free access to knowledge, Education for all (EFA)
2012-present Head of subatomic physics section at Niels Bohr Institute, UCPH.
2004-present Tenured full professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, Univ. Copenhagen.
1994 - 2004. Tenured associate professor (‘lektor’) at the Niels Bohr Institute.
1991 - 1994 Research associate professor(‘forskningslektor’) at the Niels Bohr
1985 - 1991. Research associate professor (‘forskningslektor’), Carlsberg Foundation.
1983 - 1985. Senior research associate, Danish Natural Science Research Council.
1981 - 1983. Research assoc. Faculty of Natural Science of the Univ. of Copenhagen.
1974 - 1981. Teacher at high school level (adult ed.). From 1976, as assistant professor
Professional appointments (committees, boards, adv.panels, etc.)
2016-present Scietific Advisory Board, Science Europe, Brussels.
2016-present Vice president, CERN–Council, Geneva, CH.
2016 FCT evaluation committee, Portugal.
2016 Chair of the HCERES review of SUBATECH Natl. Lab., Nantes, France.
2015-present Director, NICE, National center for CERN research.
2015 Advisory committee for High Energy Physics, FPA, SEIDI, Madrid, Spain
2011-2013 Beredningsgrupp BG-1, Rådet for Forsknings-Infrastruktur (RFI)
Research Infrastructure, Vetenskabsrådet, Sweden.
2013-2017 Steering group. National Research Schools-II, NFR, Norway.
2012-present Research Board of the Niels Bohr Institute, UCPH.
2012-present Division Director, Subatomic Physics, Niels Bohr Institute.
2012-present Member of the Niels Bohr Institute leadership team (ILT).
2012-present Treasurer, NUPECC, Nuclear Physics European Collaboration
2012-present Chair of the board of the DISCOVERY Center of Excellence,
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond (DNRF).
2012 Member of the European Strategy Group for Particle Physics.
2012-present Danish National Scientific Delegate to the Council of CERN,Geneva, CH.
2011 International Research Assessment of Romanian Universities,
2011 Beredningsgrupp Fysik-Astro-Plasma, NFR, Sweden.
2011-2012 Steering board Nordic Data Grid Facility (NDGF), DK.
2010 Visiting committee, IPN Lyon, France.
2010-2013 Board of directors, European Theory Center (ECT*), Trento, Italy.
2009-present Co-PI of DISCOVERY, Center of Excellence in
Particle Physics and Phenomenology, Danish Basic Research
1998-2005-2010 -2013 Founding chair & chair of the UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medal
2008 FRITEK panel (research and technology), NFR, Norway.
2008-present Academic Executive Board, Danish Research Academy.
2008-2010 Steering group, NUPECC, European Long Plan for Nuclear Physics.
2008-2011 Steering group. Danish Research Network (‘Forskningsnettet’)
2008-2013 Steering group. National Research Schools, NFR, Norway.
2008 Steering group, Bamako, Global Ministerial Forum on Research
for Health. COHERD, UNESCO , WB, WHO, UM.
2008-present Exec. Board of NICE, National Instrument Center for CERN Research.
2007-2012 Danish Natural Science Research Council (FNU). Ministry of Science.
2007-2014 Executive Board and Jury. ‘Women in Science’,
L’Oréal- UNESCO- Royal Danish Academy of Science
2006-2008 Comité National du departement, CNRS-(IN2P3-PNPP), France.
2006-present Danish delegate to the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration
Chair of the standing Hadron Physics committee.
2005-present Management board of the ALICE experiment, CERN, CH.
2004-2012 Advisory board to the UNESCO DG for the International Basic
Science Program (IBSP), Paris, France
2004 DOE review panel of National Labs, Washington, USA.
2003-2005 Founding Chair, Senior Faculty of the Niels Bohr Institute.
2004-2007 Executive Board of ICE-2, Instrument Center for CERN Research.
2003-2010 Scientific advisory board, SUBATECH, Ecole Normale
Supérieure des Mines, Nantes, France.
2003-2010 Associate Editor, ‘Nuclear Physics A’, Elsevier Publishing Co., NL.
2002-2012 Director, ‘International Ph. D. School of Excellence in Physics at NBI’,
Danish Research Council (FUR)
2002-2010 Co-director, Giessen-Copenhagen, GK-GK, European Graduate College.
2002-2005 UNGASS, World Summit on Sust. Development (WSSD), Johannesburg.
2000-present Project leader, ALICE Forward Multiplicity Detector project,
Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN, Geneva, CH.
2000-2003 Exec. Board of ICE, Instrument Center for CERN Research.
1999-present Technical board for the ALICE project at LHC, CERN, CH.
1998-2002 Director, Ph. D. school of physics of the Niels Bohr Institute.f.AFG.
1998-2002 Ph. D. council of the Faculty of Nat. Sc., Univ. Copenhagen.
1998-2014 President of the standing science subcomm. UNESCO DK Natl. Com.
1998-2014 Executive Board of the Danish UNESCO National Commission.
1998-2014 Danish National Commission for UNESCO.
1997-2011 Co-Spokesman, BRAHMS experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion
Collider (RHIC) project, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
1997-2000 Nuclear and Particle Physics Committee of the
Royal Swedish Natural Science Research Council (NFR).
1996- present Danish representative in the ‘Collaboration Board’ and ‘Finance
board' of the joint European ALICE detector project at CERN, Geneva, CH.
1996-1999 Exec. Board of CRAK, Center for CERN Research.
1995-present Group leader, High Energy Heavy Ion Group (HEHI), Niels Bohr
1995-present National Physics Censorship Corps for advanced education in
1988-1993 Program Advisory Committee at the SARA cyclotron facility,
Institut des Sciences Nucléaires (ISN) de Grenoble, France.
1987-1994 Spokesperson, international nuclear physics HECTOR experiment
(Denmark, Italy, Poland, Netherlands collaboration).
1985-1992. Executive board of the Danish Physical Society, Nuclear and
1980- Numerous extended visits at: CERN (CH), Brookhaven National
Laboratory (USA), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (USA), Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (USA), Stony Brook University (USA),
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Institut des Sciences
Nucléaires de Grenoble (F), Ganil (F), CNRS Strasbourg (F), Daresbury
1984. Visiting scientist at State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA.
1956-1972 Resident in Lisboa, Portugal
Since 1997 Danish Academy of Natural Science (DNA)
Since 1980 Danish Physical Society (DFS)
Since 1980 European Physical Society (EPS)
Awards and grants
Chevalier dans L’ordre des Palmes Académiques, République Française.
Professor Honoris Causa, Univ. of Bukarest, Romania.
Carlsberg Foundation Associate Research Professor.
Lørup travelling stipend.
Numerous grants from Danish Natural Science Research Council
(SNF &FNU), Carlsberg Foundation, Danish Research Academy,
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond (DNRF), various Danish private
foundations (i.a. Augustinus Fonden, Knud Højgaards fond, Otto
Mønsteds fond, Consul Jorck og Hustru’s fond etc.), DANIDA, Lørup,
UNESCO participation funds, Danish Ministry of Research, Danish
Ministry of Education, FUR.
Elected Fellow of the Danish Academy of Natural Science.
Selected Top 5 in DK research by ‘Ingeniøren’ (2006).
Elected Vice President of the Science commission, UNESCO 35
General Assembly, Paris, 2009.
Total external research funding as PI or co-PI: Over 140 MDKK.
More than 270 scientific papers in international scientific literature (203PR),i
ncl. 31 PRL and 25 PLB.
Over 19000 citations (Inspire), over 25000 citations (Google scholar)
H = 74 (InSpire), H= 79 (Google scholar).
10 most cited papers : > 680 citations/paper. (4x500+,12x250+, 37x100
Student and postdoc supervision
Supervised: 14 PhD, 17 MSc students and 19 post docs
NORDBALL (Risø, DK)
TESSA (Risø and Daresbury, UK)
SpinSpectrometer (Oak Ridge, USA)
HECTOR (Risø, Berkeley, Grenoble, Stony Brook)
MEDEA (Ganil, F)
E866 (Brookhaven, AGS, USA)
NA44 (CERN, SPS, CH)
BRAHMS (Brookhaven, RHIC, USA)
ALICE – A Large Ion Collider Experiment- (CERN, CH)
Major Instruments designed and built
HECTOR array consisting 8 large single BaF2 scintillator crystals for
medium energy photon spectrometry (<150 MeV) and 64
hexagonal BaF2 multiplicity array for low energy photons (<2MeV).
4 Fission and Fusion residue parallel plate avalanche detectors for medium
energy heavy ion reactions.
Time of flight array for the NA44 experiment at CERN-SPS.
D2 C-type high-res. spectroscopy magnet for BRAHMs experiment.
2 time of flight arrays and time projection chamber (TPC) for the
BRAHMS experiment at BNL/RHIC.
Forward Multiplicity Detector, a 51200 channel Si-Strip detector for the
ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN.
5 books edited
Over 170 invited talks and lectures at international conferences and
foreign research institutions. Organizer of numerous international
conferences in nuclear physics, general physics and science in society.
Numerous appearances in Danish and International TV and radio channels
(DR1, DR2, TV2, P1, CNN, Russian Ch1, Radio Europe etc..). Over 40
live interviews in TV and Radio. Over 80 Newspaper interviews.
Public lectures. Popular articles.
Member of PR com., Fac. of Nat. Science, Univ.Copenhagen (1993-1998).
Co-organizer of Open World conference, 2013, Niels Bohr atomic model Centenary.
Chair, UNESCO-Niels Bohr Gold Medal comm. 1999, 2004, 2010, 2013.
International Advisory Committee of major Intl. Conferences: i.a. INP2010, ENPC 2009-2015, ESS2009, QM2011
Chair, Danish National Committee for International Physics Year 2005. Member, Org. committee for the IUPAP Intl. Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2004) Gøteborg, Sweden. Chair.
Danish Delegate to UNESCO General Assembly (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007,2009. 2011, 2013), Paris.
Intl. Adv. Comm. of the Intl. Quark Matter Conference series (Nantes,
Budapest, Shanghai, Jaipur, Annecy) .
Nordic Intl. Meetings on Nuclear Physics.
Member of the ‘Ove Nathan Memorial lectures’ steering committee,
Politikens fond and NBI (Science and Society).
Organizer of intl. workshop on “Brain Drain and Science Education”
Organizer & chair. of public debate series on ethics in science,
DK Parliament, Christiansborg, 2000.
Organizer and chair of the ‘Perspectives in Physics’ conference, UNESCO
HQ, Paris, 1998.
1999 DK delegation leader to First World Science Conference, UNESCO, Budapest.
Contributing writer for the Danish National Encyclopedia, Gyldendal.
Referee: Phys. Rev. Lett, Phys. Lett. B, PRC, Nuclear Physics A,
FOM, TWASS, ISF, NFR, NWO, ESF, etc.
1.“Transverse Momentum Spectra in Au+Au and d+Au Collisions at snn=200GeV and the
Pseudorapidity Dependence of High pt Suppression.”
Physical Review Letters, 91, 072305 (2003).
2.“On the Evolution of the Nuclear Mod. Factors with Rapidity and Central. in d+Au Coll. at snn=200GeV”.
Physical Review Letters, 93, 242303 (2004).
3.“Quark gluon Plasma and Color Glass Condensate at RHIC. The Perspective from the Brahms Experiment”.
Nuclear Physics, A757, 1 (2005).
4. “The Alice experiment at the CERN LHC.”
JINST 3 (2008), S08002.
5. Elliptic flow of charged particles in PbPb collisions at 2.76TeV.
Physical Review Letters 105 (2010) 252302.
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Professional contact address
Niels Bohr Institute
Tel. (direct): (+45) 35 32 53 09,
secr: (+45) 35 32 53 55 and (+45) 35 32 52 09.
Fax: (+45) 35 32 50 16.
Mobile: (+45) 20 99 53 09
Tlf: (+45) 44 64 66 68
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Painting (oil and acrylic).