Axel Michelsen#


Axel Michelsen
Email:a.michelsen 'at' biology.sdu.dk
Membership Number:372
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:DENMARK
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:amichelsen
Elected:1989
Homepage:http://www.amichelsen.biology.sdu.dk



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1994 - 2003 Director, Centre for Sound Communication
  • 1986 Director, Carlsberg Foundation
  • 1986 - 2000 Chair, Danish National Committee for ICSU
  • 1980 - 1990 Chair, Danish National Committee for Biophysics
  • 1977 - 1981 Chair, Fachbeirat of Max-Planck-Institute of Behavioural Physiology at Seewiesen
  • 1977 - 1981 Chair, Fachbeirat of Max-Planck-Institute of Behavioural Physiology at Seewiesen
  • 1975 - 1978 Member, Danish Natural Science Research Council 1973-78 and 1984-85; chair and member of the Danish Science Advisory Council
  • 1973 - 2005 Professor of Biology, Odense University
  • 1966 - 1972 Amanuensis (Ass. Prof.), University of Copenhagen, Departments of Animal Physiology and Zoology,

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biophysics of sound communication
  • Frequency analysis in insect ears
  • Physics of directional hearing in insects and birds
  • Sound emission in insects
  • Social communication by means of substrate-borne vibrations
  • Social communication in honeybees, especially the dance language

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (1980); First class
  • 1979 Member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 1982 Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1989 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1990 Corresponding member, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
  • 1991 Corresponding member, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2006 Corresponding member, Die Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
  • 1990 Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize
  • 1993 Golden Needle of the Danish Beekeepers Association


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