Short courses series: Mathematics of Porous Media

Short Course Series: Mathematics of Porous Media

During the winter 2020-21 the Porous Media Group at the University of Bergen will organize a series of short courses on topics related to the mathematics of porous media. The lecturers are world leading researchers within their fields.

Each topic will be covered in three two-hour lectures. The lectures will be given via Zoom, and will be held on Fridays 2-4PM (CET).

How to participate

Send an email to, with name, institution and email address. The email should be linked to the Zoom account you will use to access the meeting. Login information for the individual lectures will be sent out no later than lunchtime at the Friday of the lecture.

UPDATE: A confirmation email to all registrants was sent out on October 25. If you registered before then and did not recieve the confirmation, please get in touch. Later registrations will be confirmed in due course.


30.10: Introduction to the mathematics of porous media
  Jan Martin Nordbotten, University of Bergen
06.11 – 20.11: Porous media-free flow coupling
  Rainer Helmig, Stuttgart University / University of Bergen
27.11 – 11.12: Homogenization for porous media
  Sorin Pop, Hasselt University / University of Bergen
15.01 – 29.01: Brain modelling: from MR images to finite element simulation
  Marie E. Rognes, Simula / University of Bergen
05.02 – 19.02: Fracture reactivation and propagation in deforming porous media
  Inga Berre, University of Bergen
05.03 – 19.03: Multigrid solvers for heterogeneous coefficients
  Xiaozhe Hu, Tufts University / University of Bergen
April 2021 Hybrid analysis and Modeling
  Adil Rasheed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
May 2021 Contact mechanics and variational inequalities
  Barbara Wohlmuth, Technical University of Munich / University of Bergen


This short course series is presented by the Porous Media Group at the University of Bergen, in collaboration with the University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Simula. The series is supported by RCN project 250223, Wintershall Dea, and Equinor via the Akademia agreement and the VISTA Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics.