I would like to thank all my fellow colleagues at NTNU for your positive attitude and your willingness to share your knowlegde. Especially I would like to thank Hans Martin Mathisen and Natasa Nord for giving me challenges that speed up my learning process. I would also like to thank all the hard working students who ask challenging questions and keeps me curious to learn and understand more.

Thanks to my family for supporting my education and giving me a safe childhood with much love and encouragement.

Most of all I thank God for giving me life and letting me know that I am loved despite of, and not because of, my achievements. To site Albert Einstein:

“I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene . . . . No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrase-mongers, however artful.”

— Quote taken from “What Life Means to Einstein,” The Saturday Evening Post, October 26, 1929.