Mogens H. Jensen

Mogens H. Jensen received his PhD from University of Copenhagen in 1984 under supervision of Prof. Per Bak. The thesis was about chaos and fractal theory in time and space. He then moved to the University of Chicago working with Prof. Leo Kadanoff for three years. During this period he with collaborators developed the multifractal formalism and applied it to onset of turbulence in Rayleigh-Benard convection. For six years he was employed at Nordita turning his attention to turbulence theory. With a group at Rome University he introduced studies of intermittency in shell models. Later as a professor at the Niels Bohr Institute he turned his attention towards biological and social systems.

In particular oscillations associated with DNA-damage and -repair and on the spreading of epidemics. Mogens H. Jensen has published over 200 scientific articles and written one book. His paper on the multifractal formalism has been cited over 2300 times. He has recently been guest professor at Harvard University and has been elected Secretary General of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters.