About Henrik Svensmark

About Henrik Svensmark, climate physicist

National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.

Phone (+45) 3532 5741, e-mail: hsv@space.dtu.dk

DTU Sun-Climate websitehttp://www.space.dtu.dk/English/Research/Research_divisions/Sun_Climate.aspx

Prof. Henrik Svensmark leads the Center for Sun-Climate Research at the National Space Institute in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He previously held research positions at the University of California Berkeley, the Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics, the Niels Bohr Institute and the Danish Meteorological Institute. He has published more than 50 scientific papers on theoretical and experimental physics, including a succession of landmark papers on climate physics.

Svensmark received the Knud Højgaard Anniversary Research Prize in 1997 and the Energy-E2 Research Prize in 2001.

Graduate education

Ph.D. degree from the Physics Laboratory I, Technical University of Denmark, 1987. Thesis title: Dynamics of a Josephson junction under the influence of noise and other perturbations.

Master of Science in Engineering (Cand. Polyt), Physics Laboratory I, The Technical University of Denmark, 85. Thesis title: Microwave coupling to superconducting Josephson junctions

Professional employment

December 2008 – present. Professor with special responsibilities in atmospheric effects of cosmic rays, at the Technical University of Denmark

January 2004 – present. Head of Center for Sun-Climate Research, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark.

November 1998 to December 2003. Research position at the Space Institute (variously called Danish Space Research Institute and Danish National Space Center).

January 1996 – November 1998. Research position at the Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division, Danish Meteorological Institute.

November 1993 – December 1995. Research position at the Section for Meteorological and Oceanographic Research, Danish Meteorological Institute.

November 1992 — November 1993. Research positions at the Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies, the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and Institute for Physics and Astronomy, Århus University.

September 1990 — November 1992. Post-doctoral fellow at Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen.

March 1988 — September 1990. Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, with the late Professor L.M. Falicov.

Svensmark’s scientific papers on climate-related subjects

M.B. Enghoff, J. O. Pepke Pedersen, U. I. Uggerhøj, S. M. Paling, and H. Svensmark, “Aerosol nucleation induced by a high energy particle beam,” Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L09805, doi:10.1029/2011GL047036.

J. Duplissy, M.B. Enghoff, S. Gagné, T. Nieminen, K.L. Aplin, F. Arnold, H. Aufmhoff, M.Avngaard, U. Baltensperger, T. Bondo, R.A. Bingham, K. Carslaw, J. Curtius, A. David, B. Fastrup, F. Hahn, R.G. Harrison, B.Kellett, J. Kirkby, M.Kulmala, L. Laakso, A.Laaksonen, E. Lillestol, M. Lockwood, J. Mäkelä, V. Makhmutov, N.D. Marsh, A. Onnela, E. Pedersen, J.O.P. Pedersen, J. Polny, U. Reichl, J.H. Seinfeld, M. Sipilä, Y. Stozhkov, F. Stratmann, H. Svensmark, J. Svensmark, R.Veenhof, Y.Viisanen, P.E. Wagner, G. Wehrle, E. Weingartner, H. Wex, M. Wilhelmsson, and P.M.Winkler, ‘Results from the CERN pilot CLOUD experiment’, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 10, pp.1635-1647, 2010.

Henrik Svensmark, Torsten Bondo and Jacob Svensmark, ‘Cosmic Ray Decreases Affect Atmospheric Aerosols and Clouds’, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol: 36, pp. L15101 ff., 2009

Martin Andreas Bødker Enghoff and Henrik Svensmark, ‘The role of atmospheric ions in aerosol nucleation: a review’,Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol: 8, pp. 4911-4923, 2008

Martin Andreas Bødker Enghoff; Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen; Torsten Bondo, Matthew S. Johnson, Sean Paling and Henrik Svensmark, ‘Evidence for the Role of Ions in Aerosol Nucleation’,Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol: 112, pp. 10305-10309, 2008

Henrik Svensmark and Eigil Friis-Christensen, ‘Reply to Lockwood and Fröhlich –The Persistent Role of the Sun in Climate Forcing’, Danish National Space Center Scientific Report, 3/2007

Henrik Svensmark, ‘Cosmoclimatology: a New Theory Emerges’,Astronomy and Geophysics, Royal Astronomical Society, London, Vol. 48, Issue 1, 2007

Henrik Svensmark, ‘The Antarctic Climate Anomaly Explained by Galactic Cosmic Rays’, eprint http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0612145, 2006

Henrik Svensmark, ‘Cosmic Rays and the Biosphere over 4 Billion Years’, Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol. 327, pp.871–5, 2006

Henrik Svensmark, ‘Imprint of Galactic Dynamics on Earth’s Climate’,Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol. 327, pp.866–70, 2006

Henrik Svensmark, Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen, Nigel Marsh, Martin Enghoff and Ulrik Uggerhøj, ‘Experimental Evidence for the Role of Ions in Particle Nucleation under Atmospheric Conditions’, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 463, pp. 385–96, 2007 (online release 2006)

Nigel Marsh and Henrik Svensmark, ‘Solar Influence on Earth’s Climate‘, Space Science Reviews, Vol. 107: pp. 317–325, 2003.

Henrik Svensmark, ‘Cosmic Rays and the Evolution of Earth’s Climate during the Last 4.6 Billion Years’, eprint http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0311087, 2003

Nigel Marsh and Henrik Svensmark, ‘Galactic Cosmic Ray and El Niňo–Southern Oscillation Trends in International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project D2 Low-cloud Properties’,Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.108 D6, pp. 4195ff, 2003

Nigel Marsh and Henrik Svensmark, ‘Cosmic Rays, Clouds, and Climate’, Space Science Reviews, Vol. 94, pp. 215–30, 2000

Henrik Svensmark, Cosmic Rays and Earth’s Climate,’ Space Science Reviews Vol. 93, pp.155–166, 2000.

Nigel Marsh and Henrik Svensmark, ‘Low Cloud Properties Influenced by Cosmic Rays’,Physical Review Letters, Vol. 85, pp. 5004–07, 2000

Henrik Svensmark, ‘Influence of Cosmic Rays on Earth’s Climate’,Physical Review Letters, Vol. 81, pp. 5027–30, 1998

Henrik Svensmark and Eigil Friis-Christensen, ‘Variation of Cosmic Ray Flux and Global Cloud Coverage – a Missing Link in Solar–Climate Relationships’, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Vol. 59, pp. 1225–32, 1997

Peter Ditlevsen, Henrik Svensmark and Sigfus Johnsen, ‘Contrasting Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics of the Last Glacial and Holocene Periods’,Nature, Vol. 379, pp.810–12, 1996

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