Dr Owen Wyn Roberts was brought up in Bangor and studied at Ysgol y Garnedd and Ysgol Tryfan before completing a Master's degree in Physics and Planetary Physics at Aberystwyth University. During this time, he took the opportunity to study neutron Physics at the Institute Laue Langevin in Grenoble and undertook a period of work experience studying the Physics of the solar corona at Hawaii University. He was also an Erasmus student at Svalbard University, studying space and atmospheric plasma. Having been awarded a scholarship, he studied for a doctorate at Aberystwyth University, researching plasma in the solar wind. He specialises in plasma turbulence.
Owen Wyn Roberts, Xing Li & Bo Li, 'Tyrfedd yng ngwynt yr Haul', Gwerddon, 19, April 2015, 45-58.