Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje Chairman of the Discovery board has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry – University of Copenhagen

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29 January 2013

Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje Chairman of the Discovery board has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry

Professor Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje at the Niels Bohr Institute has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.

L'ordre des palmes académiques was originally a decoration established in 1808 by Emperor Napoleon to honour eminent members of the University of Paris. In 1866, the order was expanded to include those who had made major contributions to French education and culture, including foreigners.

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje has been award the French Order of Chivalry for his research in nuclear physics and for his extended and close collaboration with numerous French research institutions.

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje is a professor and head of the Experimental Particle Physics research group, ALICE at the Niels Bohr Institute and Chairman of the board of the Discovery Center of Excellence. The research takes place at CERN, the European organization for particle research in Geneva, Switzerland.

The group studies the fundamental physical forces of the universe by colliding nuclei at extreme energies in the LHC accelerator. The focus is on the exploration of the strong interaction and the Quark Gluon Plasma, a super dense and hot state of matter consisting of the fundamental building blocks of nature, quarks which are bound by gluons.

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje has been award the French Order of Chivalry for his research in nuclear physics at all energy scales and for his extended and close collaboration with numerous French research institutions. He has for more than 25 years worked with French research institutions and has held administrative and advisory posts within French research and at several French national laboratories, including Grenoble, Nantes, Paris and Caen.

He has also been a member of several PhD evaluation committees in France (Orsay, Lyon, Nantes) and has also been the principal supervisor for several young French PhD and postdocs at the Niels Bohr Institute.