Dad and husband. Born in 1971 in Denmark. Lived 6 months in Chicago. Agnostic, humanist, and futurist. Working professionally for increasing the scientific literacy and the general interest and motivation for science and technology has been guiding my career choices. Apart from trying to become a good husband, parent and friend, I am very engaged into long-term thinking and the difficult task of how we can become good ancestors.
PhD in Natural Sciences, Aarhus University
Research visitor at Astronomy and Astrophysics Dept. & The Morris Fishbein Institute, University of Chicago
MSc in theoretical physics, the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
BSc in experimental physics, University of Copenhagen
Journalist: Higher National Diploma in Journalism, National School of media and Journalism
Current jobs: 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.
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.
Hobbies - Activities
Some of my activities: Author, blogger, academic and creative writer, performing artist & music composer, theoretical physicist, philosopher and historian of science and technology, copywriter, science writer, and handyman.
Member of the Danish Humanist Society, working for a society in which every view of life is equal
Member of The Long Now Foundation fostering long-term thinking
Member of a number of intellectual societies: Profundus Society, ISI-Society (Distinguished Member), Glia Society, International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (voting member), among others. Also Danish Mensa since 1993.
Member of Asgardia, the Space Kingdom
Published books and scientific papers, professional duties, and current and former music performance projects and creative productions can be found at my blog: https://humanlifelab.wordpress.com/
ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon_Olling_Rebsdorf