Welcome!

Hej! I am a tenured Associate Professor of Astronomy within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University. In addition to teaching Astronomy courses, I spend a fair fraction of my time working on the Carnegie Supernova Project I and the Carnegie Supernova Project II. I am a memeber of the ASAS-SN (All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae) team, and we are among other things, discovering many nearby supernovae. I also collaborate with a number of supernova researchers in Europe, USA, Chile, and China via NUTS (NOT Unbiased Transient Survey) where I serve as co-PI. My research is chiefly focused on the study of supernovae (e.g. Type Ib/c, Type IIn, Type Ia, Type Iax, Superluminous SN) with the motivation to identify their progenitor stars and understand their explosion physics, as well as to sharpen the use of Type Ia supernovae as cosmological distance indicators.

My research is funded by the Villum Fonden via the project: "Origin of cosmic explosions" (2016-2020). Recently, I obtained a project grant from the Independent Research Funded Denmark to continue studies of stripped core-collapse supernovae using data obtained by CSP-II and ASAS-SN. Between 2012-2017 I was a Sapere Aude Fellow supported by the Danish Ministry of Science and Technology working on the project "Shedding Light on Dark Energy with Standard Candles: Advancing the Cosmological Utility and Undestanding of Type Ia Supernova".