Veronica Berglyd Olsen

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 also had some blogs over the years – mostly 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.

If you wonder what else I’ve worked with in the past, head over to my LinkedIn profile. I’ve pretty mush stopped using social media, so the closest I have to a social media account these days is my Goodreads account.

The banner photo is from Vigdelstranden, Sola, Norway (2018), and taken by Veronica Berglyd Olsen. The profile photo is by Amy Davis Roth, and taken at her studio in LA, USA (2014).