What gives you special motivation?
Everyday life bears a lot of motivation for MOSLA. Writing e-mails, listening to the radio, texting with friends, social media, watching your favourite TV show – it all produces data which we expect to be safely stored. Actually, data production and storage may be the one perpetual process that will never vanish from modern society. I particularly feel encouraged by the fact that other people, not only scientists, can grasp why MOSLA is important and are fascinated by our approach to tackle the challenge of data storage.
Which goal do you want to achieve next?
Learning more about spores is my aim for the near future. It was shown before that spores on board of the ISS or in a simulated Martian environment had a high survival rate. I would like to know more about the underlying mechanisms and find out if it is possible to optimize spores of a given species for MOSLA-relevant purposes.
What are you passionate about?
Photography is one of the things I am most passionate about. Besides, I enjoy reading and music. I love sports, unfortunately rather watching than doing. But being outside in the nature, especially at the sea, always helps to free my mind.
What did you always wanted to do?
Recently, I made one of my dreams come true: Chasing and photographing northern lights in Norway.