This autumn three young Ph.D.candidates started their work journey at RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics. Michael Haahr from Denmark is one of them.
- The Whole Sun Project, provides a unique opportunity for me to work and collaborate with experts from other European institutions, says the latest newcomer to RoCS. His name is Avijeet Prasad and he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
- Three years ago, I decided to become a software developer, says Wojciech Olejarz. And this spring he started working for RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics.
"Living in Scandinavia was also a personal dream, since I have always admired the lifestyle and the well-being generally associated to these countries" - Davide Decataldo.
Marianne Omang has been affiliated with RoCS as an adjunct professor since she finished her PhD in 2005.
In the middle of the pandemic, Ana Belén Griñón Marín, moved from Stanford University to RoCS, UiO. She joined the team for her second postdoctoral position.
- It did not take me a long time to accept the invitation to work with RoCS. I’ve always thought that the group was no less than world-leading in its field, says Guillaume Aulanier who newly joined the Centre of Excellence at UiO.
Aditi Bhatnagar found the move from India to RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics to be swift. She has started her way to her Doctorate Degree.
"My research goal? Constraining cosmological and gravitational models and discovering the nature of dark energy".
Her name is Maria Guadalupe Barrios Sazo, but she goes by Lupe. She has come all the way from Guatemala to work as a Research Software Engineer at RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics.
- My work will be focused on the long-standing puzzle of energy transport throughout the solar atmosphere, explains Kilian Krikova.
Maryam Saberi from Iran started working at RoCS two months before the Covid-19 close-down of Norway.
- This position places me in the best research environment, says Nancy Narang who has worked as a postdoctoral fellow for RoCS since last winter.
"Norway is an incredibly beautiful country for its particularly supportive education system."
Chandrashekhar Kalogodu from India chose RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, University of Oslo, to be part of one of the leading groups in solar research.
Following up his Master thesis project this summer, Daniel Jakobsson is back at RoCS working at the SolarAlma project. His work stay is made possible by the Rosseland Visitor Program.
A month before the national lockdown in March, Atul Mohan started working at the EMISSA project at RoCS, UiO, as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
"Create realistic mocks of what the telescope will observe is crucial for a correct analysis of the data. That is the biggest challenge."
"Since I did both my bachelor’s and master’s degree at UiO, and then decided on doing a PhD here, it might be easy to tell that I like Oslo and ITA a lot."
"The favourite part of my job is the collection, reduction and analysis of observational data. I particularly enjoy the process of “cleaning” and exploring the data to reveal their hidden information."
"I expect to learn a lot every day, and I hope that my work will contribute to the quest for dark matter."
"From early age I've always loved the stars, and Astrophysics has always been my favourite part of physics."
"The ability to do world class research and collaborate with other European researchers while at the same time experiencing a new culture is what really drew me to Oslo."
"Line Intensity Mapping studies show great promise in their power to probe cosmology and global astrophysical quantities", Marta B. Silva
Before settling down in Oslo, Maksym has studied at five different universities in Europe. His love for astrophysics brought him to Oslo.