Welcome to the Centre for Star and Planet Formation!

We are a multidisciplinary research centre for cosmochemistry, astrophysics and astronomy funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and located at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen.

Our aim is to explore the origin and evolution of planetary systems from a dynamic perspective by integrating high-precision isotope studies of meteorites with stellar evolution theory, astrophysical models and astronomical observations. We hope to understand the circumstances that allowed for the formation of the terrestrial planets in our solar system, including the preservation of water worlds like Earth, where life has been thriving for nearly 4 billion years.


Bizzarro | 17 Mar 2013
The EU Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) provides access to world-class...
Bizzarro | 02 Nov 2012
Millimeter- to centimeter-sized inclusions found in chondrite meteorites represent the oldest...
JJørgensen | 29 Aug 2012
A team of astronomers led by researchers for Centre for Star and Planet Formation has spotted sugar...