Hi there, my name is Veronica Berglyd Olsen, and welcome to my personal website!
I’m a scientist by training, programmer by profession, and a writer in-between. I grew up on the South-Western coast of Norway, but I’ve also lived in Sydney, Australia for two years, and on the French side of the Geneva valley on the Swiss-French border for about four. I currently live in Oslo, Norway.
I have a Ph.D. in physics – or more precisely, in Plasma Wakefield Accelerators – from the University of Oslo and CERN. You can find a list of my academic work, and publications I’ve been involved in, on the Publications page. I currently work as a Senior Engineer at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, where I mostly work with computer simulations, High Performance Computing and Machine Learning.
I love to write, and I’m a big Science-Fiction fan. I’ve had some blogs over the years, writing about LGBT topics, and I’ve written essays for various publications and blog networks. I’ve served as a board member for a national LGBTQ+ organisation and its local branch, and been involved in local politics. These days, I mostly work on various writing projects when I have the time. As a programmer and writer, I’ve spent a lot of time developing an open source application for writing novels called novelWriter. You can find more of my programming projects and work projects on my GitHub page.