Fields of work

I am currently working within geophysics with the focus on seismic inversion and fracture parameters and anisitropic media. I am hired by the Norwegian Academy of Science (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 is at the University of Bergen, Deparment of Earth Science, where I work 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 my published papers and papers that are in the process of being submitted:

AuthorsTitleJournalNumberYear
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 atoms Physical Review A 85 043416 2012
Pilskog I., Sisourat N., Caillat J. and Dubois A. Double capture into autoionizing states in low energy He2+, Li3+ and B5+-H2 collisions Physical Review A 85 042712 2012
Sisourat N. Pilskog I. and Dubois A. Non perturbative treatment of multielectron processes in ion-molecule scattering: Application to He2+-H2 collisions Physical Review A 84 052722 2011
Askeland S., Sørngård S. A., Pilskog I., Nepstad R. and Førre M. Stabilization of circular Rydberg atoms by circularly polarized infrared laser fields Physical Review A 84 033423 2011
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 atoms Physical Review A 83 063421 2011
Pilskog I., Fregenal D., Frette Ø., Førre M., Horsdal E. and Waheed A. Symmetry and symmetry breaking in Rydberg-atom intrashell dynamics Physical Review A 83 043405 2011
Waltersson E., Lindroth E., Pilskog I. and Hansen J.P. Controlled operations in a strongly correlated two-electron quantum ring Physical Review B 79 115318 2009

Conferences, seminars and workshops

2011 JULY 27 – AUGUST 2 International 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 – 30 International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP) – Cairns (Queensland, Australia)
Poster: «Intrashell transition in lithium atoms through Rosen-Zener couplings»
2010 JULY 4 – 9 European 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 28-30 Workshop on Time dependent quantum mechanics – analysis and numerics, Oslo (Norway)
2009 JULY 22 – 28 International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) – Kalamazoo (Michigan, United States of America)
Posters:
«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 2 International 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 2 Annual NordForsk Network Meeting: Fundamental Quantum Processes in Atomic and Molecular System, Nesbuð (Iceland)
Talk: «Introduction to quantum rings»
2006 SEPT.13 – 15 Norwegian 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 – 19 Annual 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 #30 2010
Pilskog I. Å skyte i stykker atomer med laser (To shoot atoms apart with a laser) QED nr. 4 2006