PoreLab is a Norwegian Center of Excellence created in 2017 and situated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and the University of Oslo (UiO). It focuses on the physics of porous media using experimental, theoretical and computational methods. It is led by six principal scientists from physics, chemistry and reservoir engineering.

NTNU is recruiting a Professor or Associate Professor in experimental mesoscopic physics

The Department of Physics at NTNU announces an open position as Professor or associate Professor in experimental mesoscopic physics to be associated with the Porous Media Laboratory – PoreLab.  The successful candidate is expected to initiate, lead and contribute to the study of porous media, broadly defined, at the mesoscale, i.e., at scales much larger than

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Dr. Bjørnar Sandnes receives a grant for FriicFlow project in collaboration with PoreLab

PoreLab’s partner Dr. Bjørnar Sandnes from Swansea University, UK, receives a grant from EPSRC for his project «Frictional flow patterns shapes by viscous and capillary forces” (FriicFlow) The Project will be carried out under the direction and supervision of the principal investigator, Dr Bjornar Sandnes from the Swansea University and the collaborating party will be

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The PoreLab course on ” Experimental techniques in condensed matter physics ” will be offered in the 2019 fall semester. The course is offered for both, Ph.D. and master students. The code for the Ph.D. level is FYS9240. The master level code is FYS4420. The lectures will be held in PoreLab Oslo and PoreLab Trondheim. For more

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Director of PoreLab, Professor Alex Hansen, speaks about Open Science at Frontiers

Alex speaks about Open Science at Frontiers. Watch him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkScXGTOOOM&t=29s The Frontiers Forum brings together 400+ top global scientists and other thought leaders. It provides a valuable opportunity for the Frontiers community to see and discuss the latest in Open Science – and the Science Unlimited event showcases inspiring developments powering our world of

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Invitation to the PoreLab course 1, “Theory and simulation of flow in complex media” (FYS 4465/FYS 9465 at UiO and KJ 8210 at NTNU)

The PoreLab course 1 on ” Theory and simulation of flows in complex media ” will be organized during the fall semester 2019. The courses are held in Oslo at the PoreLab video communication room in the Physics Building, University of Oslo, with a video connection in Trondheim from our meeting room at our PoreLab

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XXVI Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Sitges, 27-31 May 2019

Alex, Signe and Dick were plenary speakers at the XXVI Sitges conference on Statistical Mechanics this year. Dick and Signe hold a presentation on “Hill’s Nano-thermodynamics Reproduces Gibbs’ Thermodynamics for Curved Surfaces” and Alex’ presentation was about “A Statistical Mechanics for Flow in Porous Media“. FacebookTwitterPrintLinkedinemail

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