Dr. Henrik Andersen Sveinsson
Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Oslo
I am a computational physicist working on mostly geologically relevant physics problems. I use simulations to learn lessons about the nanoscale and try to present these lessons in a way that is useful for processes on larger spatial scales.
My main research involves friction, fracture and compression; processes of destruction of materials. For geological materials, a big challenge is the difficulty of modeling water, as well as the physics and chemistry of rock–water interactions on scales that are accessible for experimental verification. I therefore currently aim at developing computationally efficient molecular-scale models for water and rock–water interactions.
I received my PhD in Computational Physics from the University of Oslo in 2019. I am currently a postdoc on a tenure-track for associate professor.
I have been teaching Electromagnetism and Waves and Oscillations at the University of Oslo the last few years, and also written a book on how to teach programming in school. I have supervised several master students.
Supervisor for the following CompSci project
- Molecular scale machine-learning based simulations of dynamic fracture in rocks (available in call 2)