What happens when you transition from physics to finance?
How did two physicists end up working at Norway’s largest bank? Milan completed his PhD in experimental physics at the University of Western Australia in 2007, while Vilde did her master degree in computational physics at the University of Oslo in 2018.
While Vilde works with clients trading products such as interest rate swaps and bonds, Milan overseas how the bank’s risk exposure develops over time as a result of the market positions the bank takes in order to trade with clients. While it is essential in both of these departments to have a view on how the market will evolve over time, there are different approaches to doing so. Still, both departments value tools such as data analytics, mathematics, computational science, and programming. This is where a background in physics or computational science becomes advantageous.
In this seminar Milan and Vilde will discuss their work at DNB as well as the transition from physics and computational science to finance.
As usual, pizza and refreshments are served and there is always the possibility to socialize and more.