Kristian Stølevik Olsen
My research interests belong to the field of mathematical and theoretical physics. At the moment my research focuses on random processes in non-trivial geometries, using tools from probability theory and graph theory. This includes for example critical exponents of discrete random walks, free field models and extreme value statistics. The goal of this research is to better understand how system geometry affects the spatial and temporal scaling properties of processes like mass transport. Further research interests include quantum field theory and its connection to statistical physics, the renormalization group, modular symmetries and topological quantum phases.
I got my B.Sc degree in physics and M.Sc degree in theoretical physics from the University of Oslo. During my masters I worked on the renormalization group flow for the quantum Hall effect and the modular symmetries that accompanies it. I also studied the modular symmetries from a geometric perspective, using moduli spaces of complex elliptic curves equipped with a spin structure. My thesis can be found here.
- Olsen, Kristian Stølevik; Limseth, Henrik Sverre & Lutken, Carsten Andrew (2018). Universality of modular symmetries in two-dimensional magneto transport. Physical Review B. ISSN 2469-9950. 97(4) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.045113