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Hilde Nesse Tyssøy wins Young CAS Fellowship

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded Dr. Hilde Nesse Tyssøy of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science/UiB the Young CAS Fellowship.

Dr. Hilde Nesse Tyssøy of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science
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Hilde Nesse Tyssøy

Created in partnership with the Young Academy of Norway (YAN), the Young CAS Fellow program gives young researchers the opportunity to grow their professional networks and create a foundation for collaboration at a critical point in their careers.

Each Young CAS Fellow receives up to NOK 175,000 in support from CAS. The funds are for the design of research projects, networking and three meetings over a period of a year. While CAS provides meeting premises and administrative support, YAN will contribute with discussions, tips on dissemination and strategies for further development of the projects. These measures are intended to help young researchers build independent networks for the advancement of their research careers.

Nesse Tyssøy’s project description:

The overall goal of my project is to estimate the amount of electron precipitation that hits the atmosphere. This is difficult for a lone researcher to do because it involves many different processes in the solar wind and the Earth’s magnetic field. The Young CAS Fellow program is therefore perfect for my project because it allows me to form a network of researchers with relevant data and knowledge that will allow us to form a comprehensive picture of the processes behind the electron precipitation. This is important because the electron precipitation initiates a number of chemical reactions that can affect the temperature and winds in the upper atmosphere.