Updated in Dec 2014
Phone: +46 46 222 7674
Citizenship: Swedish + US Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) since 2009.
Research activities:My primary research interest is in the field of Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics. I have conducted research at three major experiments at three major relativistic heavy ion accelerator facilities: For my undergraduate and graduate theses I worked on the WA98 experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) and the PHENIX experiment at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Prior to this I also worked on analysis of OPAL data from the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider as a CERN summer student. More recently, I have also started working in the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). I was stationed at CERN from Dec 2006 to Mar 2009, and from Apr 2010 to Mar 2012 working on the ALICE ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter. Below is a brief summary of different topics I have worked on in these experiments.
OPAL (1997): Estimating B hadron lifetimes using event topology.
ALICE (2009 - ): transverse energy, π0 and (in the future) heavy flavor production in p+p and Pb+Pb collisions.
Skills and Experience:
Hardware experience: construction, mounting of electronics, testing, installation, commissioning and running of the PHENIX Pad Chambers (1998 - 2002). Same, excluding construction, of the PHENIX Muon Tracker (2002 - 2003). Operation of the PHENIX Muon Identifier (2003 - ). Electronics, testing, commissioning and testbeam running (FNAL & CERN) of the ALICE ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter (2005 - ).
Programming languages: C++, C, FORTRAN.
Scripting languages: PERL, ShellScript.
Software application development: 10 years experience developing software (including experience with neural network techniques), tracking/pattern recognition, data analysis, data visualization, simulation, and real-time data monitoring applications and trigger software for major high energy physics experiments.
System administration: 2 years experience co-maintaining a small Digital UNIX system. 2 years experience in LINUX system maintenance. Worked on the setup, administration and running of a Linux computing farm at ORNL (~30 CPUs, 10 TBytes of disk).
Additional Comments: My work has been published in many scientific journals including Nuclear Instruments and Methods, Physical Review, Physics Letters and Nuclear Physics. I have presented my work in an international forum including seminars in Austria, France, India, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA.
1993-2002: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
October 2014 - present
Assoc. Professor, Lund University
September 2005 - present (on leave from October 2014)
Research Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
September 2003 - September 2005
Wigner Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
April, 2002 - September 2003:
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory
October, 1997 - January, 2002:
PhD student, Lund University
October, 1999 - October, 2000:
Technical Collaborator Appointment, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Teaching Assistant, Lund University
June, 1997 - August, 1997:
Supervisor: Richard J. Hawkings.