My name is Olav Cornelius …

... and I want to take part in the beginning of this new age of space exploration.


Excessive mining and exploitation of our planet is taking a big toll on our environment. Therefore, finding new, less harmful ways to obtain rare metals and other materials will be an important part in the future if we want to keep making progress in science. Also, to become a species that is not just limited on this floating rock in space, we need to study our solar system and other objects around us. I want to help achieve this by studying space objects with geophysical methods and new inventions.


I started studying Physics of the Earth System: Meteorology, Oceanography and Geophysics at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel because I was always interested in Geosciences and wanted to learn how everything works in this world, we live in. Pretty fast I decided to focus on Geophysics due to my fascination with geology and space.