Basic Curriculum Vitae
Full name: Johannes Andersen
Born: August 29, 1943, in Skive, Denmark.
Languages: Danish, English, French, German; some Spanish, rudiments of Russian.
Home page: http://www.astro.ku.dk/~ja
Mag. scient. (astronomy), Copenhagen University (CU), 1969.
Dr. scient., CU, 1991: Accurate Physical Properties of Normal Stars: Determination and Applications.
Employment and long-term visits:
Research Fellowship at Copenhagen University Observatory (CUO), 1969-72.
Study and research visit, Observatoire de Marseille, France, 1970-71.
Study and research visit, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Canada, 1971-72.
Assistant Professor at CU, 1972-74; Associate Professor 1974-.
Director of CUO, 1984-86 and 1992; Deputy Director 1978-82 and 1993-95.
Visiting Scientist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, & Associate, Harvard College Observatory, 1986-9.
Chercheur Associé, Observatoire de Paris - Meudon/CNRS, France, September-December 2000
Director, Nordic Optical Telescope Scientific Association, 2002-2012.
International Astronomical Union, European Astronomical Society, Royal Astronomical Society (UK), American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Danish Physical Society, Euroscience.
Gold Medal, CU, 1969: Astrometric and Photometric Field Corrections of the Brorfelde Schmidt Telescope.
Minor planet (9300) “Johannes”.
Research community service:
Member, Board (Chair 2005-) and Executive Committee, ERA-NET ‘ASTRONET, 2005-2009.
Member, Board (Chair 2005), Executive Committee, and Telescope Directors’ Forum, Integrated Infrastructure Initiative ‘OPTICON’, 2004-12.
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Faculty of Geosciences, Geography, & Astronomy, Univ. of Vienna, 2005-2009.
Member, Danish Astronomy Committee, 2002 - (Chair 2005 -).
General Secretary, International Astronomical Union (IAU) 1997-2000; Assistant General Secretary 1994-7; member, Executive Committee 1994-2003.
Observer, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (representing IAU), 1997-2003.
Member, Bureau, Committee for Space Research (COSPAR), 1998-2002; of Council 1997-2000.
Member, Scientific-Technical Committee of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1993-97; Chair 1993-95.
Chair, Danish Board for Astronomical Research (Astronomisk Udvalg, SNF), 1989-95; also member 1978-85.
Scientific-technical project responsibilities:
Project Scientist, 48-inch Telescope Project, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1988-89.
Project responsible, Large-Format CCD Development Project, CUO, 1991-93.
Director, Ground Based Astronomical Instrument Centre (IJAF), SNF (21 MDKK grant), 1996-2003.
Consultant to the LAMOST Project, National Astronomical Observatory of China, 2003-.
Member, ESO Working Group on Political Issues Connected with the Choice of Site for an ELT, 2006.
Current main areas of research:
Nucleosynthesis in the first stars in the galaxy, using the ESO Very Large Telescope.
Chemical and dynamical evolution of the Galactic disk from studies of nearby F and G dwarf stars.
Ground-based studies of candidate host stars of transiting exoplanets discovered by the Kepler mission.
344 papers to date, p.t. with ~6,500 citations.
Updated: March 9, 2009