Jesper Nygård

Jesper Nygård


Born 1971 (Gentofte, Denmark)

Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (2011-)

Deputy head for research, Niels Bohr Institute (2017)

Fellow of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and member of the Danish Natural Science Academy

Ph.D. in experimental nanophysics (electron transport in carbon nanotubes) from Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (2000). MSc degree in physics and BSc in mathematics, also from University of Copenhagen. 

Associate professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (2003-11).

Extended stays at Harvard University (US), Berkeley (US), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Grenoble (France)

Vicechairman (2008-) and Director (2010-11) for the Nano-Science Center, Copenhagen

Section head for nanophysics and condensed matter physics (2007-17), Niels Bohr Institute

Co-director, Center for Quantum Devices (2012-)

Co-founder of Hytronics A/S, Hafnia Nano Holding Aps, inXell bionics Aps

Quantum Innovation Center (Qubiz), work package leader (2016-18)

Appointed by the Minister of Research as an official Danish astronaut  candidate (ESA) 2005-08. Flight training Royal Danish Airforce 2006.



Ph.D., M.Sc.

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