Fields of work

I am currently working at the education/teacher training at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

From January 2016 to December 2018 I worked at Norce Climate as a biogeochemist on the NorESM and the ORGANIC project.

I worked with geophysics from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2015 at a VISTA project. in the program. The focus of my research there was on seismic inversion and fracture parameters and anisitropic media. I was hired by Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA) and Letters through VISTA and its Exploration research area. VISTA is a basic research programme funded by Statoil and is conducted in close collaboration with DNVA. My office was at the University of Bergen, Deparment of Earth Science, where I worked together with Prof. Morten Jakobsen.

During my Ph.D. I worked on two main fields, Rydberg atoms in external fields and ion-molecule collisions. The Ph.D degree is a joint degree the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC – Paris 6) and University of Bergen and was governed by a cotutelle agreement. The title of the dissertation was “A theoretical study of the response in atomic and molecular systems to time-dependent external fields”

During my master degree I worked on the electronic structure of a highly correlated two-electron quantum ring, which is more within the field of solid state physics. The work was mainly done at the Department for Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, but I also spent a period at Alba Nova – Stockholm Centre for Physics, Astronomy and Biotechnology, Stockholm University.

My published papers

These are the papers in which my PhD is based on:

Preclíková J., Waheed A., Fregenal D., Frette Ø., Hamre B., Hjertaker B. T., Horsdal E., Pilskog I. and Førre M.Unidentified transitions in one-photon intrashell dynamics in Rydberg atomsPhysical Review A 850434162012
Pilskog I., Sisourat N., Caillat J. and Dubois A.Double capture into autoionizing states in low energy He2+, Li3+ and B5+-H2 collisionsPhysical Review A 850427122012
Sisourat N. Pilskog I. and Dubois A.Non perturbative treatment of multielectron processes in ion-molecule scattering: Application to He2+-H2 collisionsPhysical Review A 840527222011
Askeland S., Sørngård S. A., Pilskog I., Nepstad R. and Førre M.Stabilization of circular Rydberg atoms by circularly polarized infrared laser fieldsPhysical Review A 840334232011
Waheed A., Fregenal D., Frette Ø., Førre M., Hjertaker B.T., Horsdal E., Pilskog I. and Preclikova J.Suppression of multiphoton intrashell resonances in Li Rydberg atomsPhysical Review A 830634212011
Pilskog I., Fregenal D., Frette Ø., Førre M., Horsdal E. and Waheed A.Symmetry and symmetry breaking in Rydberg-atom intrashell dynamicsPhysical Review A 830434052011
Waltersson E., Lindroth E., Pilskog I. and Hansen J.P.Controlled operations in a strongly correlated two-electron quantum ringPhysical Review B 791153182009

Conferences, seminars and workshops

2011 JULY 27 – AUGUST 2International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) – Belfast (Northern Ireland, United Kingdoms)
Poster: «Double capture into autoionizing states in Li3+-H2 and B5+-H2 collisions»
2010 JULY 25 – 30International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP) – Cairns (Queensland, Australia)
Poster: «Intrashell transition in lithium atoms through Rosen-Zener couplings»
2010 JULY 4 – 9European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons (ECAMP) – Salamanca (Spain)
Not present, but participated with poster:
«Double capture into autoionizing states in Xq+-H2»
2010 APRIL 28-30Workshop on Time dependent quantum mechanics – analysis and numerics, Oslo (Norway)
2009 JULY 22 – 28International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) – Kalamazoo (Michigan, United States of America)
«Differential cross sections for the single and double transfer channels in intermediate energy p-He-collisions»
«Double capture in Aq+-H2 collisions»
«Hidden avoided crossings and interference in intrashell transitions driven by harmonic fields»
2008 JUNE 30 – JULY 2International Conference on Many particle spectroscopy of atoms, molecules, clusters and surfaces (MPS), Paris (France)
Poster: «Electronic structure of two-electron quantum ring»
2007 JUNE 30 – JULY 2Annual NordForsk Network Meeting: Fundamental Quantum Processes in Atomic and Molecular System, Nesbuð (Iceland)
Talk: «Introduction to quantum rings»
2006 SEPT.13 – 15Norwegian Physical Society: Annual Meeting of The Division for Condensed Matter Physics with Atomic Physics, Wadahl (Norway)
Talk: «Ionisation in strong high frequency fields»
2006 JUNE 17 – 19Annual NordForsk Network Meeting: Fundamental Quantum Processes in Atomic and Molecular System, Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
Talk: «Nondipole ionization effects in excited atoms»

My published papers on popularisation of science

Pilskog I.Fra klassisk fysikk til moderne fysikk, eller hvordan verden ble bare sannsynlig (From classical physics to modern physics, or a story of how the world became just a probability)Replikk #302010
Pilskog I.Å skyte i stykker atomer med laser (To shoot atoms apart with a laser)QED nr. 42006