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Anlaug Amanda Djupvik : biography


Anlaug Amanda Djupvik is a Norwegian astronomer. Her main field of research is star formation and the origin of the initial mass function.

She used Kaas as a family name (due to marriage), but changed it back to Djupvik in 2004. She was born in Førde, a small town on the west coast of Norway. She grew up in an even smaller village called Leikong on the island of Gurskøy, which is located to the south of the city of Ålesund. She started undergraduate studies at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics in Oslo in August 1986. In January 1992 she obtained the Norwegian Cand. Scient. degree (Master of Science) with her thesis Observations and analysis of the mutual phenomena of the Galilean satellites in 1990-1991, supervised by Kaare Aksnes.

From January 1992 to April 1994 she worked as a support astronomer at the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) in La Palma, Canary Islands, a student position financed by Norges forskningsråd (The Norwegian Research Council). From April 1994 to April 1999 she did her Ph.D. studies at the Stockholm Observatory, Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, under Göran Olofsson. From May 1999 to May 2000 she held a post-doc position at the Astrophysics Division of the European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk, working with Malcolm Fridlund. In the period 2000-2002 she was a member of a committee of the Norwegian Research Council. Since May 2000 she has been employed as an astronomer at the NOT, first as deputy astronomer in charge and later (2002) as acting astronomer-in-charge.

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