Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard receives Danish science award

31. May 2018

Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, head of center at the Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC) at Aarhus University, is one of two recipients of this year’s Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen’s Award for Scientific Research.

On May 30, the head of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC), Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, received this year’s Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen’s Award for Scientific Research. The award is given to Danish researchers who work or have worked in affiliation with Aarhus University and who have worked on a scientific project that has achieved at least one significant result within her/his field of study.

Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard.
Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Photo: Aarhus Universitet)

Professor Christensen-Dalsgaard is considered one of the most influential researchers in the field of asteroseismology, which studies “stellar oscillations,” which are fluctuations in the surface of the stars.  Christensen-Dalsgaard has played a central role in internationalizing his research field and has published more than 570 scientific articles during his career.

In collaboration with NASA, Christensen-Dalsgaard is currently leading the part of the space mission TESS that studies so-called stellar oscillations. The space telescope’s mission is to collect data about stars adjacent to our solar system.

More about the TESS mission here

The prize includes a monetary award of 100,000 DKK and can be awarded to the same person only once.

More about the prize for Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard can be found here

Further information about the Rigmor and Carl-Holst Knudsen’s award for Scientific Research can be found here