Marie Rognes is a Chief Research Scientist at Simula, and is the recipient of several research awards, including the2015 Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. Rogneswas awarded a Young Research Talents Grant in 2015, and last year she was awarded the prestigiousEuropean Research Council Starting Grant forthe Waterscales project.She is also a founding member of the Young Academy of Norway.
Rogneshas previously worked on developing fluid flow models of the human cardiovascular system in the Centre for Biomedical Computing, and in the next five years Marie willlead theWaterscales project. Waterscales aims toestablish the mathematical, numerical and computational foundations for predictively modeling fluid flow and solute transport through the brain across spatiotemporal scales – from the cellular to the organ level. The creation of mathematical models to describe the human bodypaves the way for an entirely new methodology to understand, diagnose and treat medical conditions.