Mikael Mortensen

Mikael Mortensen

I currently work as an Associate Professor in Fluid Mechanics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo. I also hold a 20% position as adjunct research scientist at Simula Research Laboratory at the Center for Biomedical Computing. My primary interests are Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the many aspects of turbulent fluid flows, ranging from physics, modeling, numerical methods, software implementation and applications (see http://folk.uio.no/mikaem/).

I have been a dedicated Pythonista for approximately 10 years. I use Python in teaching and in my research. I have been involved with the FEniCS project (fenicsproject.org) for 7 years, working on software providing a Python environment for high level implementation of the finite element method. Recently my focus has turned towards high performance computing, using Python for direct numerical simulations of turbulent flows through spectral methods.


Massively parallel implementation in Python of a pseudo-spectral DNS code for turbulent flows

Friday 11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Main conference room