About

Majken B. E. Christensen

I am an astrophysicist, and I own Astronomicca Outreach and Science Communication.

I love astronomy, physics, programming and mathematics! I enjoy understanding and explaining complex topics by visualization and analogies. I think scientific story-telling makes the world a more fun place to live in, and I use it a lot in my blog-posts and public talks.

I am also a big fan of systems! Any type of system. Give me a messy set of data, and I immediately will apply structure and create patterns.


Over the years, I have worked with most universities in Denmark, gave more than a hundred public talks and wrote thousands of words for popular scientific articles. I have experience in academic career coaching, communication strategy and helping researchers and technical staff improve their communication toward the public, their colleagues, students and management.

On top of my degree in astrophysics, I have a project management certification from Implement Consulting Group and a management reporting diploma from Deloitte. I also have a data mining (early machine learning) diploma from SAS Institute.

See what I can do for you.


Selection of public talks

Selection of articles

Website construction

Selection of Interviews


Education

2009 – B.Sc. in astrophysics from Copenhagen University at DARK Cosmology Center, incl. telescope experience at El Teide Observatory, Spain.

2011 – Cand.Scient. in astrophysics from Copenhagen University at Center for Star and Planet Formation, incl. telescope experience at APEX Observatory, Chile.


background

2015 – 2020 Science Communicator at Astronomicca

2017 – 2020 President of Astronomical Society (Astronomisk Selskab) in Denmark

2017 – 2020 Board member and communication officer at Women In Physics (Kvinder I Fysik) in Denmark

2018 – 2019 Press consultant at the Science Faculty at University of Southern Denmark (link)

2014 – 2019 Jury in the finals of Young Researchers Denmark (Unge Forskere)

2018 – 2019 Associate editor at Frontiers for Young Minds (link)

2017 – 2019 Science writer for videnskab.dk (profile)

2014 – 2019 Science writer for Science Illustrated

2016 – 2017 Outreach officer at University of Southern Denmark

2011 – 2016 Quantitative analyst in Danske Bank and Danmarks Nationalbank (the Danish central bank)