CIVIQ Society has a new member, Simon Olling Rebsdorf, 47 years old from Denmark.
Simon is a dad and husband. He lived 6 months in Chicago. He is agnostic, humanist, and futurist. He is working professionally for increasing the scientific literacy and the general interest and motivation for science and technology, which has been guiding his career choices. Apart from trying to become a good husband, parent and friend, he is very engaged into long-term thinking and the difficult task of how people can become good ancestors.
He holds a PhD in Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and he is a research visitor at Astronomy and Astrophysics Dept. & The Morris Fishbein Institute, University of Chicago. He also holds a MSc in theoretical physics, the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and a BSc in experimental physics, University of Copenhagen. Furthemore, he is a journalist with a Higher National Diploma in Journalism, National School of media and Journalism.
His current jobs include being the Head of European Space Education Resource Office in Denmark, project manager/fundraiser at the House of Natural Sciences, and appointed examiner external examiner of physics and astronomy: science communication, philosophy /history of science, and science didactics.
Simon is an author of academic books on the development of modern astrophysics, on the concept of creativity as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals on topics such as higher science education and didactics, histories of physics and astronomy, potential paradigms/heterodox scientific theories, and the concept of time.
Some of his activities include being an Author, blogger, academic and creative writer, performing artist & music composer, theoretical physicist, historian of science and technology, copywriter, science writer, and handyman.
He is a member of the Danish Society of The History of Technology, the Humanist Society (working for a society in which every view of life is equal), the Long Now Foundation fostering long-term thinking, and the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry.
Simon, welcome to the CIVIQ Society!