Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

The dynamic research at the Niels Bohr Institute spans Astronomy, Geophysics, Nanophysics, Particles Physics, Quantum Physics and Biophysics. We explore the smallest sub-atomic particles to stars and planets, gamma rays and distant galaxies in the universe.


Ground based optical telescopes:

  • Nordic Optical Telescope at La Palma, Canary Islands
    FIES is a cross-dispersed high-resolution echelle spectrograph with a maximum spectral resolution of R = 67000.

Satellite based telescopes:

We also make use data from the research satellites of European Space Agency (ESA):

  • Gaia
  • Planck
  • Cheops
  • etc.

Further Activities:

  • Mass spectroscopy of grains
  • Star and planet formation (theory)
  • AGN
  • GRB, Kilonovae
  • NSM
  • High z galaxies

Web page:

ChETEC contact person: Birgitta Nordström (birgitta[at]

Further contacts:

  • Hans Kjeldsen (hans[at]
  • Instrument center for Danish astrophysics (IDA) (ida[at]