Anja C. Andersen is Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Her research is centered around the astrophysics of dust. Cosmic dust particles play an important role for the thermal, dynamical and chemical conditions in many astrophysical environments, especially for the star and planet formation process and the late stages of stellar evolution. Dust particles determine the spectral appearance of proto-stars as well as of evolved stars with circumstellar envelopes, and they also dominate extinction curves of galaxies. 

During 2022, she is in charge (CEO) of Videnskabsår22 ( which is the Danish National Science Year established as part of the UN International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022) in celebration of the 100 year of Niels Bohr’s Nobel Prize in Phyiscs. 

The prize committee will select a winner, who will be announced at an award ceremony at the KIF Annual Meeting on November 16th, 2022 taking place at Hotel Nyborg Strand, Østerøvej 2, 5800 Nyborg.

The winner will be notified in writing in advance and invited to give a talk following the ceremony.

Photo: Steen Brogaard