I was born in Reykjavik on January 4th 1947. I grew up in Kˇpavogur where I received my elementary education. I then studied at ReykjavÝk Junior College, Princeton University, University of Iceland, University of Wisconsin and University of Copenhagen.
I received my Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Copenhagen in 1981. My adviser was C. J. Pethick.
I have taught at ReykjavÝk Junior College and the University of Iceland where I am now professor emeritus of astrophysics.
My research has mainly been done at NORDITA in Copenhagen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Science Institute of the University of Iceland.
More information (in Icelandic):
Here is a list of projects that I have worked on (see also ResearceGate and GoogleScholar):
Neutron Stars: Magnetic Neutron Stars. Thomas-Fermi Theory of Matter in a Strong Magnetic Field. Neutron Star Envelopes. Supernovae and Neutrino Trapping.
Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows. Hosts Galaxies of Gamma-Ray Bursts.
Cosmology: Cosmological Constant. Evolution of Galaxy Clusters. Gravitational Lensing. Evolution of the Universe. Classical Cosmological Tests. Cosmic Microwave Background. History and Philosophy of Cosmology.
History of Science in Iceland. See e.g. Brot ˙r s÷gu raunvÝsinda ß ═slandi and Saga stj÷rnufrŠi og skyldra greina
TALKS, POSTERS, ETC.: 1977-1998 and from 1998.