I am working on my PhD in physics. My main field is spectroscopy using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and Raman spectroscopy. I am mainly an experimentalist who has unfortunately forgotten much of his theoretical studies. However, I am currently also dabbling in numerical simulations of laser-induced plasma, molecular reactions, and molecular spectra. My hope is to get back some of that theoretical knowledge that I once possessed!
The project which my PhD is based on is about the robotic exploration of the solar system. Our goal is to develop a small, lightweight instrument that can be used on asteroids, comets, and moons for geological studies and, of course, for finding life.