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Contact: Pål Brekke (paal@solarmax.no),  Ostadalsveien 4A,  0753 Oslo, Norway.  Cell phone: +47 90871961


Homepage: www.solarmax.no

 
 



Pål Brekke received a Dr.  Scient degree in 1993 from the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo with focus on the ultraviolet (UV) emissions from the Sun observed with instruments on sounding rockets and the space shuttle Challenger.  His work focused on dynamical aspects of the Sun and measuring variations in solar UV radiation. Since 1993 he participated in the Norwegian involvement's in preparing the EUV spectrometers CDS and SUMER on Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and was in charge of developing analysis software for CDS.  After the launch of SOHO in December 1995 he was part of the science operation team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  In 1999 he joined the European Space Agency (ESA) as the SOHO Deputy Project Scientist stationed at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.  He was also in charge of outreach and media activites, making SOHO to one of the most well known current satellite projects. He is now a Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Space Centre.  He is a Norwegian delegate to the ESA Programme Board of Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration and a delegate to the International Living With a Star


He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1994,  ESA´s´Eceptional Achievement Award in 2002, Laurels for Team Achievements from the International Academy of Astronautics in 2003. Served on several NASA Review Panels and as referee for various scientific journals. Professional publications: Refereed Journals - 42, Proceedings - 69, Popular Science - 22. Numerous appearances in national and international news-networks (CNN, USA Today, Der Spiegel, BBC etc.)


Popular Science publications:  publ_2014-popular.pdf


Full list of publications (only after 2005): publ_2014.pdf



 

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