Welcome to my professional webpage!
I am an astrophysicist
at the National Space Institute,
Technical University of Denmark
Since 2002 my principal mission has been to use and help maintained the
instrument aboard the
As a member of the NuSTAR
Galactic Science working group I was also involved in the definition of the observation program
for this NASA satellite launched in June 2012.
Most recently I have become a member of the Science Team for the NICER
instrument to be placed on the International Space Station in September 2016.
Main research area: high-energy astrophysics,
especially neutron stars
in X-ray binaries.
My primary research interest is the study of the
thermonuclear explosions on the surface of accreting neutron stars,
also known as type I X-ray bursts.
1997-2002: Scientist at the Danish
Meteorological Institute (Air pollution modelling
and atmospheric dispersion).
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Teaching and other activities:
Since 2012 I have been responsible and main lecturer for the BSc course Astrofysik (in danish), and the MSc course Observational X-ray Astrophysics for the Earth and Space Physics and Engineering study programme at DTU.
Lecturer for the course on Observational Challenges in Astrophysics
Guest lecturer at the Niels Bohr Institute teaching
bursts for the course on Compact
Objects and Relativistics Astrophysics in 2007 and
Science promotion, for example during the Danish Science Festival.
Member of the International
Member of the Association
Francaise d'Astronomie (1980-1990) and Societé Astronomique de France
Chairman of Uranie, the astronomy club in La Roche sur Yon,
Safety representative for the office staff at DTU Space.
of magma chambers beneath fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges
with Prof. A. Nicolas
at the Laboratory of Tectonophysics
University of Montpellier.
1993: Master's Degree (DEA) in Theoretical Physics (University of Montpellier, France):
Speciality : Astrophysics
(study of the pseudo-periodicity of the Mira stars;
1997: Postdoc at the Department of Geophysics,
Niels Bohr Institute,
University of Copenhagen.
- Chenevez J.
, Altamirano D., Galloway D., et al., Puzzling thermonuclear
burst behaviour from the transient low-mass X-ray binary IGR J17473-2721,
Vol. 410, p.179, 2011
- Chenevez J.
, Falanga M., Kuulkers E.,
et al., IGR J17254, a new bursting neutron star. Astronomy
, Vol. 469, p. L27, 2007 (astro-ph/0705.1249
- Chenevez J., Falanga M., Brandt S., et al., Two phase X-ray burst
from GX 3+1 observed by INTEGRAL. Astronomy &
Astrophysics, Vol. 449, p. L5, 2006 (astro-ph/0512559).
- Chenevez J., Falanga M., Kuulkers
E., et al., INTEGRAL monitoring of unusually long X-ray bursts.
of Science, 2008 (astro-ph/0811.0904).
- Falanga M., Chenevez J., Cumming A., et al., Intermediate long
X-ray bursts from the ultra-compact binary source SLX
& Astrophysics, Vol.484, p.43, 2008 (astro-ph/0711.0328).
Other interesting papers on astro-ph