Edvin Olsson

A future researcher on internship

Last week Edvin Olsson from Almåsskolan in Lindome did his internship at the Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory. We got the chance to ask him a few questions.
​Who are you?
"My name is Edvin and I'm 14 years old. I like to learn about new things. Especially things that no one else can, and yes, I may be a wiseacre. I like my school and enjoy my friends and teachers."

What do you do when you're not at MC2?
"I like to spend time with my friends and family. I also like to watch documentaries about animals and nature or programmes about physics/technology/chemistry.
I've been playing football for seven years, I was a goal keeper, but I recently quit to spend more time on my school work and socializing with my friends and family."

What have you been doing during your internship?
"I've seen how radio waves and microwaves are transported and received.
I also visited the cleanroom and took part in the process of manufacturing components on wafers. I've learned about some new instruments, measured network cables and I also tested to probe a chip.
During some time, I walked around the laboratory, talking to researchers to find out what they were working on."

What has been most interesting?
"I think the cleanroom and the safety work to make everything as clean as possible was very interesting. Of course it was interesting to see how radio waves and microwaves are transmitted and received again.
Honestly, everything was very fascinating and interesting but in different ways.

For the future - what would you like to do?
I would like to work with something in science and preferably physics. However, it would have been fun if I could work somewhere where I can study how the universe works and where bigger things, that you can also see, are easy to study."

Text: Susannah Carlsson

Published: Thu 08 Mar 2018. Modified: Fri 09 Mar 2018