Professor Dag Kristian Dysthe
Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Oslo
Physics of complex systems in geology and biology. I have been driven by curiosity to engage in the study many processes. Very often the processes have involved coupling of several driving forces resulting in beautiful patterns. The interplay between the mechanical (forces, stresses, strains, deformation, fracture, transport) and the chemical (chemical potential, reactions, complexation, dissolution, crystallization) in rocks, engineered materials and biological cells often results in complex behaviour that fascinates me.
MSc in physics and PhD in physical chemistry at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Both degrees involved experimental work and statistical mechanics. Postdoc in physical chemistry at Université Paris Sud where I did molecular dynamics modelling. On returning to Norway I spent 20 years working in the cross-disciplinary Physics of Geological Processes group at the University of Oslo. The last years I have changed direction focusing on biological physics, both at Université Grenoble Alpes and the University of Oslo.
Supervisor for the following CompSci projects
- Measurement and mechanistic modelling of 3D cell migration (available in call 1)
- Deep-learning based analysis and modelling of cell differentiation pathways (available in call 2)
- Differentiation and mineralization in biomimetic hydrogels: microfluidics and modelling (available in call 2)