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How to build a cubesat


At Aarhus University, I was selected for the group of students tasked to build the university’s first satellite, a proof-of-concept cubesat named Delphini-1. In that context, I wrote an article in Danish for the student magazine named Dolphins in Space about building the satellite, and recorded a fun little video about the process, shown below.

Fractal poetry: How to use a machine for something it can’t do


I spoke at the 2019 TEDxUniversityOfLuxembourg about a project on creating fractal poetry through simple Markov chains and linguistic software. This had been a spare time project for about half a year, the idea for which was inspired by this book (in Danish). Both the idea and the implementation were done side by side with the excellent linguist Kasper Fyhn Jacobsen. As part of the TEDx event, I was interviewed for (in French/German). The talk was recorded, and can be seen below.

Understanding energy


I am writing a series on fundamental technical concepts needed to more fully understand the global energy questions in a time of climate change. As the posts get published, I will update the links on this page.


Map of Luxembourg post boxes


After moving to Luxembourg, I decided to write some code to scrape the addresses of all post boxes in the city from this website and put them into Google Maps, allowing me to find the nearest post box as well as learning a bit about pulling data from websites. For some reason, such a map was not available from the post office, and the website itself didn’t help. It gives the addresses of the post boxes sorted alphabetically, which in itself is not as helpful as a map. Since the local address convention is to put street number before street name, the addresses are sorted by street number, which is even less helpful.

Using git to manage your research / thesis


An important part of managing research projects is having the right tools for the job. Even for projects without code, git can be a powerful tool for managing notes and collaborating on papers, especially in comparison to a setup consisting of emails + shared Dropbox folders. Consider the following workflow:

Where is Knud Rasmussen land?


Knud Rasmussen was a great Arctic explorer, and in honor of his exploits, a large swathe of land on the northern coast of Greenland was named after him. Looking at a modern map of Greenland, I was surprised to see much of what I knew as Knud Rasmussen Land had become Kronprins Frederik Land. Not being able to find any clear explanations for what used to count as Knud Rasmussen Land, and what counted now, I decided to dig into the story and summarize it here for any curious souls.




Linear Transformations

Undergraduate course, Aarhus University, Department of Math, 2017

I ran exercise sessions in the 2nd year math course “Linear Transformations”, challenging me to translate my theoretical understanding into pedagogical explanations. Part of the job was to participate in a workshop on how we could develop better exercise sessions. As a result of this workshop, I suggested a new model for exercise sessions, which was implemented with success in the course.

Advanced quantum mechanics

Undergraduate course, University of Luxembourg, Department of Physics, 2019

For this course I ran exercise sessions as well as giving two lectures when the responsible professor was otherwise occupied. The content of the exercises and lectures, as well as the creation and grading of the exam, were shaped in collaboration between me and the lecturer.