TET trainee mapping the space weather chain 30.10.-10.11.2023

Miro Eggert spent his two weeks of vocational training in the space physics research group. Here is what he had to say about his experience:

Hello! I’m currently in 9th grade at Latokartanon peruskoulu. I spent my two weeks of vocational training in the space physics research group at the university of Helsinki. I wanted to come here, because I have been interested in space and physics for a long time. I have also dreamt about becoming a physicist for a bit now, and I wanted to see what it was like to be one.

What was my experience like? It was amazing. The place had a great atmosphere and everyone seemed kind. During the training I had a few jobs to do. First one of them was to make a poster about the physical phenomena that occur between the Sun and Earth. Second one was to do an excel about every spacecraft that are or no longer are in use, from the https://celestrak.org/satcat/ database.  Here is a picture of the poster:

The poster by Miro Eggert, describing the space weather chain and environment from the surface of the Sun all the to the Earth, with smaller postcards from the group’s researchers describing some of their work.

Being here for two weeks was very rewarding, because I got to learn so much new information about space and plasma physics. I also attended a few meetings and went to a few lectures. Some of the lectures were quite hard for me to understand, but some of them were easier to understand.

So after all the two weeks went really fast and it was really rewarding to be here. If you are interested in this and you have your TET-training incoming, then I would really recommend this place for you and I bet that you would have an interesting week.