Dr. Bo Thidé
Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Upsala U, Sweden
NAME, NATIONALITY: Bo Y. Thidé, Swedish
LANGUAGE COMMAND: Swedish (mother tongue), English (fluently; Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge University, UK), German (some), French (some), Russian (very rudimentary), Spanish (very rudimentary).
CURRENT AFFILIATION: Swedish Institute of Space Physics P. O. Box 537, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden. Home page: www.physics.irfu.se/~bt Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University P. O. Box 516, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden. Home page: www.fysast.uu.se LOIS Space Centre, MSI, Växjö University SE-351 95 Växjö, Sweden. Home page: www.lois-space.net
ACADEMIC DEGREES AND APPOINTMENTS: Professor, Head of Programme ‘Physics in Space’, Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Uppsala, (appointed by the Swedish Government), 2000. Docent (Assoc. Prof.), Space Physics (formerly Geocosmical Physics), Uppsala, May, 1984. Ph.D. (Wave theory), Department of Theoretical Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden, June, 1979. M.Sc., with honours (Majors: Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics. Minors: Theoretical Philosophy, Computer Science, Astronomy, Meteorology), Uppsala University, Sweden, May, 1973. B.Sc., with honours (Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Theoretical Philosophy), Uppsala University, Sweden, February, 1972.
CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION: Head of Programme, ‘Physics in Space’, Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Uppsala, 2000– present.
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS: Visiting Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Padova, Italy, October, 2008. Visiting Professor, Space Physics and Wireless Communication, Växjö University, 2002–2007. Director of Science (at the professor level), Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 1991–2000. Visiting Scientist, International Center for Advanced Studies (INCAS), Nizhniy Novgorod, Russian Federation, September, 1998. Visiting Scientist, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Cornell University, Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, USA, October, 1985–March, 1986. Senior Scientist, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 1983–1991. Senior Research Engineer, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 1981–1983. Research Assistant, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, 1980–1981. Visiting Scientist, Department of Mathematics (Professor E. Squires), University of Durham, UK, Autumn, 1977. University Lecturer, Department of Theoretical Physics, Uppsala University, 1975–1978 (part-time), 1979–1980. Research Assistant, Department of Theoretical Physics, Uppsala University, 1972–1979.
PRIZES AND AWARDS: The Edlund prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, for the discovery of Stimulated Electromagnetic Emissions and their use in ionospheric research, 1991. The Lundström-Åmans stipendium, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Uppsala University, 1974– 1976.
TEACHING: Classical Electrodynamics (1993–2007, 2009), Wave Propagation (1999, 2005), Statistical Mechanics for Non-Equilibrium Systems (2000, 2003, 2006), Electromagnetic Sensors (2001, 2002), Non- Linear Waves, Solitons and Chaos (1992), Space Physics (1991), Plasma Waves (1990), Fluctuations and Non-Linear Wave Interactions in Plasmas (1990), Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Physics (1985), Non-Linear Wave Phenomena in Plasmas (1982), Mathematical Methods of Geocosmical Physics and Plasma Physics (1981), Mathematical Methods of Physics (1979, 1980), Analytical Mechanics (1979, 1980), Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (1975–1980).