Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard

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Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
Born (1950-10-06) 6 October 1950 (age 66)
Nationality Danish
Occupation Astronomer
Known for Asteroseismology, helioseismology
Website www.phys.au.dk/~jcd/

Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard (born 6 October 1950) is a Danish astronomer at Aarhus University in Denmark. He specializes in asteroseismology and helioseismology. He has made significant contributions to both fields, including predicting the oscillation of Sun-like stars in 1983.[1] He is the head of "Rumudvalget" (the committee of space of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)[2] and the Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC) supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. He is co-investigator on the Kepler mission[3] and, with Hans Kjeldsen in Aarhus, leads the 500+ researchers in the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC).[4] KASC is responsible for the asteroseismology component of the Kepler mission. Christensen-Dalsgaard has published several papers on this subject.[5] He was also previously the president of Commission 27 of the International Astronomical Union.[6]

He has been featured on Danish television and radio several times[7] and has given many free public lectures on astronomy and asteroseismology.[8][9][10]

Christensen-Dalsgaard obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1978, under the supervision of Douglas Gough.


  • Lecture Notes on Stellar Oscillations (only author)
  • Bruun, Lone; Pedersen, Kristian (eds.). Dansk astronomi i kikkerten. ISBN 978-87-993384-0-5. 
  • Thompson, Michael J.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jørgen, eds. (2003). Stellar astrophysical fluid dynamics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-81809-4. 
  • Aerts, C.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.; Kurtz D.W. (2010). Asteroseismology. Berlin: Springer. p. 882. ISBN 978-1-402-05178-4. 
  • Pijpers, F.P.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.; Rosenthal, C.S., eds. (1998). SCORe'96: Solar Convection and Oscillations and their Relationship. Berlin: Springer. p. 324. ISBN 978-0-792-34852-8. 


  1. ^ Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.; Frandsen, S. (January 1983). "Stellar 5 min oscillations". Solar Physics. 82: 469–486. Bibcode:1983SoPh...82..469C. doi:10.1007/BF00145588. 
  2. ^ "Videnskabsministeren nedsætter rådgivende rumudvalg — Videnskabsministeriet" (in Danish). Vtu.dk. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Kepler: Co-Investigators". Kepler.nasa.gov. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Kepler: Papers on Kepler Discoveries". Kepler.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  6. ^ Christensen-Dalsgaard, J. (2003), "Commission 27: Variable stars (Etoiles variables)", Transactions of the International Astronomical Union Series A, 25: 271, Bibcode:2003IAUTA..25..271C 
  7. ^ "Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard on Danish TV". January 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Århus Festuges program 2009". August 6, 2009. 
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ "Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard - Forskning - Aarhus Universitet" (in Danish). Person.au.dk. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

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