Forskningstorget 2020 – invitasjon til deltagelse og oppstartsmøte

Forskningstorget i Trondheim arrangeres fredag 18. og lørdag 19. september
Hvor: NTNU Kalvskinnet, park- og parkeringsområdet ved NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet
Hvorfor: Få forskningen ut til folket. Forskningstorget skaper en spennende møteplass mellom forskningsmiljøer og det vanlige publikum Arrangør: NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet i tett samarbeid med Vitensenteret og DKNVS
Ønsker du å formidle forskning fra ditt fagmiljø på en ny og engasjerende måte? Da inviteres du/dere til å delta med aktivitet på Forskningstorget i Trondheim 18.-19. september.

Fredag 18. september, kl. 9 -14 og lørdag 19. september, kl. 11-15.
For mer informasjon og påmelding:
Kom på et uforpliktende oppstartsmøte fredag 20. mars kl. 09:00 – 10:00 Møterom E1-118 i Realfagbygget (1.etg.). Vi sørger for kaffe, te og enkel servering.
Påmeldingsfrist til oppstartsmøtet: send en epost til marianne.sjoholtstrand@ntnu.no innen 16. mars. Har du ikke mulighet til å delta på møtet, men ønsker likevel å bidra med aktivitet til Forskningstorget, send oss en e-post.

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Forskningstorget 2020

Guest Lecture Oct. 18 @ 13:15: Geothermal Energy in Northern Climates

Guest lecture

Professor Maurice B. Dusseault, University of Waterloo, Canada (Biography), is visiting NTNU and SINTEF Petroleum Thursday and Friday this week, and will give the following lecture (Abstract):

Title: Geothermal Energy in Northern Climates

Time: Friday, October 18, at 13:15-14.

Place: Auditorium P12/P13 in PTS1 (S.P. Andersens veg 15a).

Maurice is a very knowledgeable and productive scientist, and an excellent lecturer. You don’t want to miss this one! 

Gjesteforelesninger fra University of Calgary neste uke

Professor Steven Bryant fra University of Calgary besøker instituttet neste uke som del av INTPART-prosjektet mellom våre to universiteter, ledet av professor Ole Torsæter. Onsdag og torsdag inviterer vi til seminarer:

Onsdag 14. november kl. 10:15 i rom P11

Three Reasons I No Longer Understand Two-phase Flow.

Torsdag 15. november kl. 15:15 i rom P10

White Knights and Dark Knights: Prospects for Climate Stabilization via Negative Emissions

Abstracts kan leses her.

For nærmere informasjon, kontakt Ole Torsæter.

Alle er velkomne!

Guest Lectures on Thursday

On Thursday, 1 November, Dr. Richard Blakely, U.S. Geological Survey and Prof. Hans-Jürgen Götze, Kiel University will give a seminar on the use of potential fields to solve Earth Sciences questions.

The seminars will be held in P10, PTS Pavilion, starting at 13.15. The seminars are open to all.

The titles of their lectures are:
Richard Blakely, USGS: «Using potential fields to map tectonic links between Cascadia’s backarc and forearc, Pacific Northwest, USA”
(13.15 – 14.30)
Hans-Jürgen Götze, Kiel University: «3D potential field modelling and 3D prints of complex geological structures”
(14.45 – 16.00)

The lectures are open for all.

For more information, please contact Professor Suzanne McEnroe.

Gjesteforedrag mandag 3. september kl. 1215-13

Ryan Armstrong fra University of New South Wales, School of Petroleum Engineering, besøker Trondheim denne uken i forbindelse med SCA-konferansen. Han skal besøke IGP, NTNU på mandag, hvor han skal gi en presentasjon av hans siste forskning.

Title: «Porous media characterization using Minkowski functionals: theories, applications and future directions«.

Sted: Sydområdet PTS Paviljong 1. etasje Møterom 162 
Tidspunkt: 12:15-13.00
Abstract
An elementary question in porous media research is in regards to the relationship between structure and function. In most fields, the porosity and permeability of porous media are properties of key interest. There is, however, no universal relationship between porosity and permeability since not only does the fraction of void space matter for permeability but also the connectivity of the void fraction. With the evolution of modern day X-ray microcomputed tomography (micro-CT) and advanced computing it is now possible to visualize porous media at an unprecedented level of detail. Approaches in analysing micro-CT data of porous structures vary in the literature from phenomenological characterization to network analysis to geometrical and/or topological measurements. This leads to a question about how to consistently characterize porous media in a way that facilitates theoretical developments. In this effort, the Minkowski functionals (MF) emerge from the field of statistical physics where it is evident that many physical processes depend on the geometry and topology of bodies or multiple bodies in 3D space. I will present an overview of the theoretical basis of the MF, mathematical theorems and methods necessary for porous media characterization and recent findings relating the MF to macro-scale porous media properties. The examples will cover the geometrical state of fluids during multiphase flow and the macro-scale definition of wettability based on pore-scale curvatures and topology. With the wealth of information generated from 3D imaging of porous media it is necessary to develop an understating of the limitations, opportunities and theoretical frameworks necessary to develop new macro-scale theories and characterisation of multiphase flow in porous media based on rigorous pore-scale data.