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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 Volga Summer School on Space Plasma Physics onboard a cruise ship on the Volga river).
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)
Uppsala University
Box 515, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
Visiting address:
Room 14144
The Ångström Laboratory
Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Academic Record
Full CV (PDF format)
Short CV (PDF format)
Very short CV (PDF format)
Recent publications (PDF format)
Office Phone
International: +46 18-4715914
Mobile phone (GSM/GPRS):
International: +46 705-613670
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 and communications
  • 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
  • Music (blues rock jazz classical)
  • Bicycling
  • Workout
  • UNIX
  • Ham radio (call sign SM5DFW)
  • Production of internet books
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • How to foster and nurture creativity and critical thinking in oneself and in a group of people.
  • Design
  • 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.
    Hakuin Ekaku
    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
    Finnegans Wake
    James Joyce
    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.
       Arthur Koestler
    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.
       Richard Feynman
    Flower Fields

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