Meet the new researchers of RoCS

The Rosseland Centre for Solar physics continues growing and attracting young, talented researchers. Get to know four new PhD students at the beginning of their scientific ventures.

From left to right: Rebecca Robinson, Thore Espedal Moe, Sneha Vaibhav Pandit and Øystein Håvard Færder. Credits: Martina D'Angelo /UiO.

“My name is Sneha Vaibhav Pandit. I am from India.”

“Hello, my name is Thore Espedal Moe. I am originally from Stavanger, Norway.”

“Hi, my name is Rebecca Robinson, and I am from USA."

"My name is Øystein Håvard Færder. I am Norwegian.”

In Autumn 2019 the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) has welcomed four young PhD students. In the next four years they will conduct innovative research into fundamental processes taking place in the Sun's atmosphere. 

Meet Sneha Pandit

"I am very excited to work with the “actual” stars".

After her bachelor and master studies in Physics and Engineering Sciences from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, Sneha Vaibhav Pandit joined the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) in August 2019.

"I find it fascinating that we can efficiently observe the objects which are far away from us".

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Meet Thore Espedal Moe

Thore did his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degrees in physics at the University of Bergen, Norway.

"I did my Master’s degree in the field of atomic physics. While this may seem quite different from what I am doing now, much of the underlying physics are actually the same".

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Meet Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca studied physics and astrophysics at Michigan State University.

"For my MSc, I studied glaciology at the University of Iceland which gave me a chance to visit my own planet for a change ;) After defending my MSc, I traveled the world for 14 months before landing a PhD position at UiO".

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Meet Øystein Håvard Færder 

“My entire higher education has been at UiO”. 

Øystein took his Bachelor in Physics and Master in Astronomy at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), University of Oslo, in the period 2006-2012.

"I enjoyed doing my Master Degree at the ITA, and I also enjoy working as PhD at ITA so far. It has a good working environment as well as social environment".

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Tags: RoCS, Simulations, Observations, Solar Physics, Solar Corona, Solar Chromosphere
Published Jan. 13, 2020 9:59 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2020 11:23 AM