26 January 1949 Born.
Aug. 1966 – Aug. 1967 Exchange student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.
January 1971 Cand. scient. (= M.Sc.) in chemistry from Chemistry Laboratory 3, University of Copenhagen.
Sep. 1972 – Oct. 1973 Studies at California Institute of Technology.
October 1974 Ph. D. in theoretical chemistry from Chemistry Laboratory 3, University of Copenhagen.
Aug. 1975 – Oct. 1976 Guest at The University of Chicago.
May 1978 – Professor (lektor) at Physics Laboratory 2 (from January 2005: The Niels Bohr Institute), University of Copenhagen.
Oct. 1979 – Oct. 1981 President of the Section for Theoretical Chemistry of the Danish Chemical Society.
Aug. 1983 – Sep. 1984 Visiting professor at Stanford University and San Diego State University.
November 1984 Dr. scient. (senior doctor) from University of Copenhagen.
Jan. 1988 – Sep. 1991 Member of the executive council of the Danish Union of University Teachers.
May 1988 – April 1991 Deputy director of Physics Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
Nov. 1991 – May 1993 Executive secretary of the Danish Physical Society.
May 1992 – May 1997 Vice chairman of the Danish Forum for University Policy and Planning.
Jan. 1993 – Dec. 1998 Member of the board of directors of the Danish Association of Masters and Ph.D.s (Dansk Magisterforening).
November 1996 – Member of the Danish Academy of Natural Sciences.
Jan. 1997 – Jan. 2000 Chairman of the committee on research and education of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
May 1997 – Chairman of the Danish Forum for University Policy and Planning.
Aug. – Dec. 2001 Visiting professor at San Diego State University.
Jan. 2006 – Member of the board of directors of MP pension.
Jan. 2007 – Vice chairman of MP pension.
Principal organizer of several international conferences, including Gordon Research and UNESCO.
Member of The European Thermodynamics Network (ETN) coordinated by Wolfgang Muschik, Technical University of Berlin, funded by EU.
Member of The Thermodynamics of Energy Conversion Network (Carnet) coordinated by Alexis De Vos, Gent, funded by EU.
Coordinator of INTAS grant Limits on Performance of Irreversible Thermodynamic Processes, with Program Systems Institute, Russia, funded by EU.