I was born in the Swedish town Lund in 1971 and lived there until 2007. Then I moved to the village Vittsjö about 100 km to the north of Lund. Because Lund is dominated by its university, and beacause of my personality, it was almost inevitable that I ended up in the academic world. I am philosophical by nature, but I wasn't tempted by philosophy as an academic subject. Physics seemed to me a more direct way to understand the world and our place in it. Physics asks precise questions to nature instead of more or less vague questions to ourselves. Nature determines the fate of ideas rather than social status, self-confidence, and the ability to express oneself strikingly. Despite my philosophical bent, I turned to applied physics in the form of chaos theory and complex system theory after my undergraduate studies. I liked it partly because of its sense of freedom. You can try to apply its methods in a lot of different areas, which gives you an excuse to learn something new about a lot of different things. After my PhD I tried out different jobs and activities and worked at the university from time to time only. A few years ago I decided to take seriously my original desire to use physics as a guide to philosophical insight. This drive led to a manuscript called "A strict epistemic approach to physics". I am planning to continue my work along these lines in the coming years.
I feel like a happy amateur (well, sometimes sad) in almost everything I do. The only thing I am really good at, almost a pro, is walking. I know how to choose the appropriate pace, when to take a break, how to dress, how to go with the flow in rough terrain without stumbling. I can go on forever. I like to walk from one end of a big city to another as much as I like hiking in the wilderness. My walking skills developed at an early age when I took our beloved Newfoundland dog Molly for her daily walks.