Marie E. Rognes


Dr. Marie E. Rognes


I am Chief Research Scientist in the Department of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway.

My research spans applied and computational mathematics, scientific computing and computational physiology, targeting dual scientific impact in mathematics and in the life sciences. For publications and bio, see Marie E. Rognes at Google scholar and ORCID.

I am a core developer and Steering Council Member of the FEniCS Project and a founding member of the Dolfin-adjoint project.

Research projects

K. G. Jebsen Center for Brain Fluid Research, funded by the K. G. Jebsen Foundation (2024–2029)

Exciting times: extreme modelling of excitable tissue (EMIx), a Research Council of Norway (RCN) FRIPRO Researcher project for scientific renewal (2021-2025)

AUTORHYTHM – the role of autophagy in healthy aging, a life science convergence environment (2022-2026)

Mathematical and computational foundations for modelling cerebral fluid flow (Waterscales), a European Research Council Starting Grant in Mathematics (2016-2023). Read about the project here: Rognes, Waterscales, Eur. Math. Soc. Mag. 126 (2022)

The numerical waterscape of the brain, a RCN FRIPRO Young Research Talent Grant (2016-2019).

Automated uncertainty quantification for numerical solution of partial differential equations, a Nordic Council of Ministers Research Grant (2015-2018)

Research presentations (selection)

Brains in motion: computational modelling of the brain’s waterscape (Zenodo), 2024

Such stuff as dreams are made on: a computational tale of optimal transport and brain clearance (Zenodo, YouTube), 2022

Mathematical modelling of human brain transport: from medical images to biophysical simulation (Zenodo, YouTube), 2022

Understanding the mechanisms of the brain’s waterscape (YouTube), 2021

The brain’s numerical waterscape (Zenodo, YouTube), 2021

TEDxOslo: Mathematics that cures us (YouTube), 2016

Future events

2024-10-21: I will give a keynote lecture at the Amsterdam Center for Dynamics and Computation workshop on “Numerical brain: inverse and forward problems”, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Oct 21-23 2024).

2024-09-25: I will give keynote lectures on Computational Mathematics of Life Sciences at the Woudschoten Conference of the Dutch-Flemish Scientific Computing Society, the Netherlands (Sept 25-27 2024).

2024-09-12: I will give a plenary lecture at the Norwegian Mathematics Meeting, Oslo, Norway (Sept 12-13 2024).

2024-06-09: I will give a keynote lecture at the ERC NEMESIS Synergy Grant Kick-off Workshop in Montpellier, France (June 19-21 2024).

2024-03-11: By invitation, I will attend the ICERM semester programme on Numerical PDEs: Analysis, Algorithms, and Data Challenges at ICERM/Brown University, Providence, RI, US (March 11-21 2024).

News and highlights (since Feb 4 2024)

2024-02-21: I will be speaking at the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology online colloquium. Thank you so very much to the organizers for the invitation -- my presentation on Brains in motion: computational modelling of the brain's waterscape (Zenodo) is now available.

2024-02-12: Our K. G. Jebsen Center for Brain Fluid Research (in Norwegian, in English) has been selected for funding! This interdisciplinary research center will translate fundamental knowledge of brain fluids to clinical medicine targeting personalized theranostics for dementia and brain cancer.

2024-02-09: We have opened the abstract submission for the FEniCS 2024 Conference at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, June 12-14 2024. Deadline: April 5 2024.

2024-02-04: Our paper on Modeling excitable cells with the EMI equations: spectral analysis and iterative solution strategy is now published in the Journal on Scientific Computing (Springer). Congratulations to Dr. Pietro Benedusi as lead author!


The layout for this webpage is based on that of my colleague Prof. Patrick E. Farrell. (Thanks!)