Kristoffer Tesdal Galtung has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum to undertake a PhD in geophysics with Alexey Stovas as his main supervisor and Espen Birger Raknes as co-supervisor. The focus of Kristoffer’s research will be on ray tracing and inversion in anisotropic media, and the research will be conducted at the SFI Center of Geophysical Forecasting, hosted by the Department of Electronic Systems.
Kristoffer has an M.Sc in geophysics from the University of Bergen. The theme of his Master’s thesis was the use of acoustic waves to estimate temperatures in the ocean over large distances. In particular, he worked on forward modelling in the Fram Strait, where the presence of non-geometric arrivals is causing difficulties in analysing the acoustic data.