Veronica Berglyd Olsen

Salève, France outside Geneva. Photo by Veronica Berglyd Olsen

My name is Veronica Berglyd Olsen. I am currently working towards a Ph.D. in high energy physics at the University of Oslo, Norway. My thesis work mainly consists of numerical simulations related to an experiment called AWAKE – an advanced plasma wakefield experiment. The experiment is located at CERN, so I currently live in France, close to the main CERN site and just across the border of the Swiss city Geneva.

In May 2017 I was selected for a two year fellowship at CERN starting in August. The project I am assigned to is High Luminosity LHC, an upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider aiming for 2020. You can read more about the project here.

In addition to working with physics, I have been involved with LGBT organisations as a board member, and I have written a lot on LGBT related topics. I sometimes do freelance writing on the topic and have been published a few times. I also enjoy writing popular science as well as some science fiction. I occasionally write for the blog Skepchick, and I am the editor of its Norwegian sister site.

Latest Posts

Hello world!
January 25, 2017 • no comments • 246 views
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Welcome to my new and updated profile page. I have replaced a semi-static page with a WordPress driven site, and have enabled the blog functionality. I already have two blogs, one in English and one in Norwegian, but this space will be used primarily for posting updates related to the things I work with both […]