Lasse B. N. Clausen

Dr. Lasse B. N. Clausen is a research associate in the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo. He studies various aspects of the solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere interaction, from the dynamics of large-scale current systems over wave-particle interactions, down to small-scale ionospheric turbulence. He was the local contact person for John, helping set him up in the lab and discussing with him the details of his project and possible aspects to explore. Dr. Clausen said he was very impressed with John, “because he chose to cross the Atlantic in order to live and work in a foreign country for over two months. He adjusted quickly, and while making serious headway on his project, he also found time to socialize with the local students.”

Professor Jøran Moen is the head of the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo and was a co-investigator on the MICA rocket. He helped arrange John’s summer work.