Björn Gustavsson

Yepp ! The PERFECT home page in its exellent and brilliant shape !

Some personalia first

A picture of me. Well annyway...

///My picture well I'll give the best first impression this way ... ... and this is the litterary meaning of my name and they are impressive animals to ( Couldn't find no real Swedish moose images either )
The Swedish Institute of Space Physics
S-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden
Phone: +46 980 79113
Fax: +46 980 79050
Gruvvägen 28
981 31 Kiruna

Research and Publications

It is with quiet some relief I can present my PhD thesis.
You could find my CV here as well.
Here are my publications that are available on the net.
And some programs related to camera calibration and image processing with "complete" documentation!


Work and Projects

redball Home page of the Insititute for Space Physics Home page
redball Optical group
redball ALIS Home page
redball Tomography
redball Noctilucent clouds

Education and Hobbies

KTH ( Royal Institute of Technology ) is the school where I got my Master of Science in Engineering Physics ( better check the correct title in English ). Some folks at my old scool runs the Swedish University NETwork SUNET where you can access all swedish university WWW serverswhich is a fairly good starting point for exploring the rest of Sweden. ruler

Ski - O this is my number ONE leisure time activity. Well some say its my main activity...

... they are right ! It is an embarrasing amount of time that I spend skiing, roller-skiing and training, but the competitions really make the effort worthwile, that is if you are lucky to be able to fight someone down.

Something thats very good and really builds morale is cross-country skiing THE sport that sorts the boys from the men.

Previously I used to be equally mad about orienteering and I still think a perfect race in tough terrain give you as much satisfaction it is possible to get from a sport. The complete concentration beeing in the state of flow during the hardest physical pressure, running under various conditions in tough terrain. Hard competition against your oponents, against the clock, against the forest, mastering the most different problems, running on - not beyond - the limit - physical and mental - and finally comming out on top of it all "with your soul untoutched".

The song of my year

Reason to believe
Seen a man standin' over a dead dog lyin' by the highway in a ditch
He's lookin' down kinda puzzled pokin' that dog with a stick
Got his car door flung open he's standin' out on Highway 31
Like if he stood there long enough that dog'd get up and run
Struck me kinda funny seem kinda funny sir to me
At the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

Now Mary Lou loved Johnny with a love mean and true
She said "Baby I'll work for you every day and bring my money home to you"
One day he up and left her and ever since that
She waits down at the end of that dirt road for young Johnny to come back
Struck me kinda funny seemed kind of funny sir to me
How at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

Take a baby to the river Kyle William they called him
Wash the baby in the water take away little Kyle's sin
In a whitewash shotgun shack an old man passes away
Take his body to the graveyard and over him they pray
Lord won't you tell us tell us what does it mean
Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

Congregation gathers down by the riverside
Preacher stands with his Bible groom stands waitin' for his bride
Congregation gone and the sun sets behind a weepin' willow tree
Groom stands alone and watches the river rush on so effortlessly
Lord and he's wonderin' where can his baby be
Still at the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe

Words and music by Bruce Springsteen (1982) from the album Nebraska.
To show that I'm not just a brute athlete and a coold-hearted scientist I'll give you acess to some of my favourite paintings.

" Oh he's got nice taste for fine arts too - what a wonderful young man !"

Some other usefull pages

redball How to write HTML files Beginners Guide

My brother is constantly after me complaining and wihning about him having a link to my page and me not having anny to him. So since christmas is approaching - I proudlly present:

My Brother Anders' homepage!

Here I could have some of those fancy counters showing the number of accesses (sp!). On the other hand what counts is that You have read it and found it worth the effort...
Björn Gustavsson
Last modified: Thu May 2 10:35:10 MET DST 2002