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Unraveling the Life of a Student With Ole Krarup

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

Ole has a Bachelor's and Master's thesis in physics from the University of Aarhus in Denmark and has moved to Canada to pursue his Ph.D. in fiber optics sensors. He is extremely passionate about research and believes in nurturing the next generation in the STEM fields. I sat down with Ole to unravel his life as a student and to hear more about how he got to this point in his life. I started the interview off by asking Ole to tell us a little bit about himself including his background, academic interests, and hobbies.

“I grew up in the suburbs of a small provincial city called Vejle in Denmark. Both my bachelor's and masters, which I got at the University of Aarhus are in physics. I really enjoy reading classics like Crime and Punishment. Major works like this are like a puzzle that I can dig through to uncover the meaning the author was trying to convey - how did they see the world and what did they want to say about it? And what can I learn from it? It's really interesting. One of my favorites is War and Peace. Some may know it as "That enormous Russian Novel" that is a million pages long, but it is surprisingly well written, acce