Short presentation

I am a space scientist and I love space. It is a continuously challenging field filled with excitement and exploration. My primary work is analysing scientific data from spaceborne instruments. Currently the main focus is the Rosetta mission. The Rosetta spacecraft was sent to catch up with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. For two years now the spacecraft has accompanied the comet on its journey around the sun. The Swedish Institute of Space Physics has built two of instruments onboard Rosetta. I am looking at data from the ion mass spectrometer to study the structure and evolution of the ionized part of the cometary atmosphere as the comet-sun distance changes. The first results were published in Science.

Degrees and recent positions

Degrees

1996

Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Umeå University

2002

Licentiate in Space Physics, Department of Physics, Umeå University. Thesis title: Observing and Analyzing Waves in Space Plasmas.

2005

PhD in Space Physics, Department of Physics, Umeå University. Thesis title: The importance of waves in space plasmas. Examples from the auroral region and the magnetopause. Supervisor: Dr. Tord Oscarsson

Positions

1996-2005

PhD-student and university teacher, Department of Physics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

2006-2008

Postdoc position Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, 50%

2006-2008

Project leader (25%) and guest lecturer (25%), Department of Physics,Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

2009-2012

Research fellow, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden, 90%

2013-

Senior scientist (permanent position), full time research position, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden