Inga Berre – professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bergen and member of SFB 1313’s Advisory Board – was our guest. On October 29, she gave the latest Anneliese Niethammer Lecture on “Mathematical and numerical modelling of process-structure interaction in fractured geothermal reservoirs”. On this occasion, Carina Bringedal – SFB1313's junior professor and principal investigator of research project A05 – had the great pleasure to interview her.
In the interview we get to know why Inga Berre is doing porous media research, she tells us about the long history of collaboration between the University of Bergen and the University of Stuttgart and about the involvement in the benchmark study for flow in fractured porous media, on which researchers of both universities work on. We also get to know about the work on the open source simulation software of the University of Bergen, called "PorePy".
About Inga Berre
Inga Berre's main research interests are mathematical modelling, partial differential equations and numerical methods, in particular motivated by simulation of coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical processes in fractured geothermal systems. Related to these topics, she currently leads the research projects ERiS funded by The Research Council of Norway (RCN) and she is also WP leader of the RCN Toppforsk project TheMSES. Inga Berre chairs the Joint Program Geothermal, European Energy Research Alliance and she is co-chair of the SET-Plan Implementation Working Group on Deep Geothermal. She is member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, secretary of the SIAM GS activity group and member of the Interpore Program Committee.