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Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard to receive the Kavli Prize as first Dane.

Today the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters; det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi has published the names of the researchers that are to receive the highly prestigious Kavli Prize for 2022.

Kavli Prize logo
Kavli Prize logo

Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard from Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus University is one of the 3 laureates within the field of astrophysics to be honoured in this way. The two others are Conny Aerts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, and Roger Ulrich, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. All three have been working within the same field of astrophysics; asteroseismology - the analysis of stars from the study of their oscillations. Conny Aerts is also an honorary doctor at Aarhus University, and Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard is the first Dane to be honoured with the Kavli Prize. The prize is 1 to be shared between the three laureates.

The Kavli Prize every year goes to researchers in astrophysics, nano science and neuro science, with 1 million US dollars for each scientific discipline.

On September 6th 2022 the laureates will be issued the prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The Kavli Foundation was founded in 2005 by norwegian-american businessman and multimillionaire Fred Kavli, who explained the three branches of science that he was most interested in was concerned with respectively the largest, the smallest and the most complex. Up to now 58 prominent researchers have received the Kavli Prize since 2008

More about the Kavli Prize here.

More reactions (in Danish) from Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and from Aarhus University here.