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Pictures (left to right) of me; of my bicycle during a long
tour we made together along the coast of the Baltic Sea in
the summer of 1999; and of the late Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg,
Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2003, and me discussing low-frequency
radio space research and radio astronomy
from the Earth and from the Moon (photo taken by Roger
Karlsson 1997 in Uglich, Russia, during the Russian-Swedish
School on Space Plasma Physics onboard a cruise ship on the
- Bo Thidé
Address in Uppsala
- Swedish Institute of Space Physics
(Institutet för rymdfysik)
Box 537, SE-751 21 Uppsala
- Dept. of Astronomy and Space Physics
(Institutionen för astronomi och rymdfysik)
Box 515, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
The Ångström Laboratory
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- Current Research Interests
- Fundamental properties of the electromagnetic field
- Development of new diagnostic methods based on EM angular momentum
- Radio emission from space plasma processes, including the
ionosphere and the Sun
- Computer simulations of radiation phenomena
- Design of advanced radio and antenna systems for space sciences
- Using space as an outdoor laboratory for studies of fundamental
physics in ways not possible in ground-based laboratories
- Cosmic electrodynamics
- Theory and history of science
- Other Interests
- Ham radio (call sign SM5DFW)
- Production of
- How to foster and nurture
and critical thinking in oneself and in a group of people.
Quæcumque ab Aristotele dicta sunt,
commentitia sunt (All Aristotle's doctrines are false)
Peter Ramus (Pierre de la Ramée)
If you understand, things are such as they are;
if you do not understand, things are such as they are.
Gensha, Zen Master, 835-908
He whose insight penetrates here
is a truly great man.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work,
give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate
analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
We are circumveiloped by obscuritad
The progress of science is strewn,
like an ancient desert trail,
with the bleached skeletons of discarded theories
which once seemed to possess eternal life.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt
the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Traditional scientific method has always been,
at the very best, 20-20 hindsight.
It's good for seeing where you've been.
It's good for testing the truth of what
you think you know, but it can't
tell you where you ought to go.
Robert M. Pirsig
When I die and go to Heaven, there are two matters
on which I hope for enlightenment.
One is quantum electrodynamics
and the other is the turbulent motion of fluids.
And about the former I am really optimistic.
Sir Horace Lamb, 1932
I find teaching and students keep life going.
And I would never accept any position in which
somebody has invented a happy
situation for me where I don't have to teach.