1 September 2006 I finished my carrier in physics research. My research
area was of basic nature and aimed at a better understanding of the
electronic structure of various types of solids. Such knowledege is the
key to the understanding of material properties. During the last period
I in particular studied semiconductor interfaces and diluted alloys.
Fundamental understanding of such structures is of obvious importance
for the development of various technologies (e.g. micro-electronic
tools I applied included photoelectron spectroscopy (PES), soft x-ray
emission and absorption spectroscopy (SXE and SXA) using synchrotron
radiation. In fact, with colleagues, I was the first to perform
angle-resolved photoemission measurements, now a widely used technique.
A special contribution was my initiative to build the synchrotron
radiation source MAX-lab in Lund, Sweden. In many cases I also applied
full-scale ab initio computations on the electronic structure, often in
parallel with the experiments.
My research has resulted in about 200 refereed articles in well-know international journals. My publication list is here. Many more contributions (about 200) at conferences etc are not documented here.
2006 I work full time with an activity, House of Learning, which I
created myself. This includes, among other things, a unique science
center with more than 300 hands-on experiments. Other activities are a
weekly science café named Café-å-lär (see www.cafealar.se), teachers' re-education, science shows and much more (see www.larandetshus.se).