Prof. Gert D. Billing Summer SchoolSymposium
Career of a scientist
Curriculum vitae

Born April 8, 1946

  • Cand. Scient. (M. Sc.) in Theoretical Chemistry and Non-equilibrium Kinetics in 1969/70.
  • Lic. Scient. (Ph. D.) with the dissertation report: The Semi-classical Method in Inelastic Scattering Theory, Copenhagen 1973.
  • Dr. Scient. : Ïntroduction to the Theory of Inelastic Collisions in Chemical Kinetics.", Copenhagen 1978.
  • From 1970-1975 teacher (assistent professor) in mathematics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum chemistry at The University of Copenhagen, Chemistry Laboratory III, H. C. Ø rsted Institute.
  • From 1975-1988 lecturer (associate professor) in thermodynamics and organic chemistry at Medicinsk-Kemisk Institut, University of Copenhagen.
  • From 1988-1989 lecturer (associate professor) in Theoretical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, H. C. Ø rsted Institute, University of Copenhagen
  • From 1989-1994: Research Professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1994-: Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1994-1999: Director of SNF-center for "Molecular Dynamics and Laser- Chemistry".

Invited Professor at:

  • University of Bari, Italy:
    • Department of Chemistry 1982 (lectures on gas-phase molecular dynamics);
    • Department of Physics 1986 (10 lectures on Gas-metal interaction)
  • University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France:
    • Laboratoire de Photophysique Moleculaire (1988),
    • Laboratoire De Chimie Theorique (1991) (lectures on energy transfer and chemical reaction dynamics),
    • Laboratoire des Collision Atomique et Moleculaires (1992) (lectures on the dynamics of molecule surface-interaction and chemical reaction dynamics)
  • University of Besancon, France (1983, 1985, 1993 and 2002).

Visiting Professor at:

McGill University, Montreal Canada, Brookhaven National Laboratories, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Max Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany, Department of Chemistry University of Perugia, Italy, Max Planck Institut für Physik und Astrophysik, University of München, Germany, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA.

Referee for:

  • J. Chem. Phys., J. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Theoretica Chimica Acta, Chem. Phys. Lett., Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. (PCCP) Mol. Phys., Physica A, Phys. Rev. Letters Surface Science and Comp. Phys. Comm.,
  • Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews
  • Member of the editorial board for Chemical Physics 1992-2004.
  • Member of the editorial board for Chemical Physics Letters 1997-2002.
  • Member of the editorial board for Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) 2001-2003.
  • Member of the editorial board of Chemical Society Reviews published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK (2000-)
  • Member of the European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research-COST D3 chemistry steering committee on "Theory and Modelling of Chemical Systems and Processes".
  • Organizer of Ph.D. Summer Schools: 4' th Topsøe Summer School, Copenhagen 1990, sponsored by the Danish Research Academy, at Fuglesøcenteret 1995 and Norfa-Summer School on "Molecular dynamics and chemical kinetics" at Hotel Gentofte, aug. 1997, aug. 1999 and aug. 2001.
  • Chairman of the Molec XI meeting (1.-6 sept. 1996).
  • Member of the European Physical Society and the Danish Chemical Society.
  • Member of Board of the Chemical Physics Section under the European Physical Society (1995).
  • Member of the board of DCSC (Danish Center for Scientific Computing), 2001.
  • Member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (since 1989) and The Danish Natural Science Academy (since 1982).


1996 Samuel Friedman "Rescue Award"

The Rescue Award was established in 1984, 28 years after Mr. Friedman first established the foundation as a tribute to the Danish people for the rescue of the Jews in October 1943.

2000 NKT Research Award.