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Hans Kjeldsen

Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Education and degrees
PhD in Astronomy from Aarhus University, Denmark, 1993
Cand Scient – MSc in Astronomy from Aarhus University, Denmark,1989
Studentereksamen from Risskov Amtsgymnasium, Aarhus, Denmark, 1983

Positions
Professor at Aarhus University (2013-)
Associate Professor / Lektor at Aarhus University (2004-2013)
Research Scientist (Forskningslektor) at Theoretical Astrophysics Center (2002-2004)
Research Scientist at Theoretical Astrophysics Center, Aarhus University (1995-2002)
Postdoctoral research scientist at Aarhus University (1994)
Postdoctoral research Fellow at European Southern Observatory (1992-1993)
Support astronomer at the Nordic Optical Telescope, La Palma (1990-1991)

Scientific Committees and Organizations:
Head of IDA (Instrumentcenter for Danish Astrophysics) (2014-)
Chair of European Southern Observatory Users Committee (2014- )
Member of European Southern Observatory Users Committee (2013-2014) – vice chair
Member of Jels Planetariets bestyrelse (since 2011)
Member of Kepler Asteroseismic Investigation Steering (KAI) Committee Member (2007-)
Member of Odder Gymnasiums bestyrelse (representing Aarhus University) (2007-)
Member of Fagligt Forum for Fysik (2005-)
Member of Nordic Optical Telescope Council (2005-)
Member of Nordic Optical Telescope Scientific Technical Committee (2005-) - chair
Member of Teaching Committee at Department for Physics and Astronomy (2005-)
Co-Investigator on the CoRoT satellite project (2003-2013)
Member of “Astronomisk Udvalg” (National Astronomical Committee) (2004-2013) – vice chair
Member of the Academic Committee, Det Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aarhus Universitet (2008-2012)
Member of European Southern Observatory Observing Programmes Committee (2009-2011)
Member of the Swedish Research Council (VR) review committee (NT-NM) (2008-2011)
Member of The International Scientific Committee of the Roque de los Muchachos and Teide observatories (2005-2012)
Head of Faculty committee for external education (2005-2009)
Member of European Southern Observatory Scientific Technical Committee (2004-8)
Member of the Management Committee for The Danish Small Satellite Rømer (2000-2003).
Member of EDDINGTON System Working Group under the European Space Agency (2002-2003).
Member of the OPC (Observing Program Committee) for the Nordic Optical Telescope (1996-2004)
Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Prizes and awards
ST Education Award 2014 (Science and Technology, Aarhus University 2014)
NASA Group Achievement Award for outstanding science guidance and exemplary creativity and dedication in connection to the Kepler on-orbit operations and science (2010)
Aarhus University Jubilee Fund’s Pedagogical Prize of Honour (Aarhus Universitets Jubilæumsfonds Pædagogiske Hæderspris) in recognition of outstanding teaching at Aarhus University (2010)
Vinder af Videnskabens Top 5 (Ingeniøren, December 2011), together with Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard