RoCS expands: more researchers on board

RoCS, the freshly established Norwegian Centre of Excellence, welcomes four new PhD students in Solar Physics.

From left to right: Lars Frogner, Frederik Clemmensen, Juan Camilo Guevara Gómez and Helle Bakke. Credits: Martina D'Angelo /UiO

“My name is Lars Frogner, and I’m from Hamar, Norway.”

“Frederik Ferrold Clemmensen, I am Danish.”

“My name is Juan Camilo Guevara Gómez and I am from Colombia.”

“My name is Helle Bakke. I am from Norway.”

Last autumn the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), has hired four young employees that will conduct innovative research into fundamental processes occurring on the Sun. 

Meet Lars Frogner 

“My entire higher education has been at UiO”.

Lars completed his bachelor’s degree in Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology in 2016, and went on to do his master’s in solar physics here at ITA, which he completed in June 2018. 

“My master’s thesis was about small-scale heating events in the solar atmosphere known as nanoflares.” 

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Meet Frederik Clemmensen

Frederik got both his bachelor’s and his master’s degree in physics from the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University.

"For my master’s my focus was on computational astrophysics, and my thesis was about solar simulations with a combination of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and particles."

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Meet Juan Camillo Guevara Gómez

Juan completed his bachelor in physics and master in astronomy at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

"Since the beginning I have been working in solar physics. First I analysed data from WAVES instrument on the spacecrafts STEREO A and B to look into and study the space weather conditions."

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Meet Helle Bakke

"In 2013, I applied to the physics, astronomy and meteorology bachelor’s programme at UiO. Three years later, I started at the astronomy master’s programme at ITA. I finished in June 2018, and I am now working as a PhD student in the solar physics group (RoCS)."

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Tags: RoCS, Simulations, Observations, Solar Physics, Solar Corona, Solar Chromosphere By Martina D'Angelo
Published Jan. 9, 2019 11:44 AM - Last modified Dec. 14, 2021 2:12 PM