Marcus Noack got his degree in geophysics from the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. Currently working as researcher at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, he is able to pursue his interests in the theory of wave propagation and inversion. For the past two years he has been connecting his knowledge in theoretical and numerical geophysics to High Performance Computing to create efficient methods to model wave propagation and optimize highly non-linear functions.


Geophysics Diploma, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
Institute of Geosciences
Subject of Diploma Thesis:
”Development of a 1-D travel time tomography tool and its application to data from the Thuringian Basin”


10/2008 – 05/2011 Research assistant
Max Planck Institute Biogeochemistry

04/2011 – 07/2012 Instructor in Seismology and Potential Theory
Institute of Geosciences in Jena

07/2012 – 08/2012 Research internship
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research:
Development of software applications for statistics in CPT measurements

04/2011 – 12/2011 Research internship
Development of software applications for seismic data processing

06/2013 – 08/2013 Research internship
Simula Research Laboratory:
Adjustments of a wave equation solver for non-reflective boundary conditions

09/2014 – 05/2014 Research traineeship
Simula Research Laboratory:
Ray based methods to model wave fields

10/2015 – 12/2015 Research Stay
UC San Diego:
Accelerating a finite difference wave modeling tool

06/2014 – present PhD student
Simula Research Laboratory:
Parallel solver for eikonal and transport equations, Parallel solver for wave equation, Optimization procedures


Linux, Bash, Fortran95, C++, Octave, Latex, vi/vim,
Paraview, Seisunix, Inkscape,
Python, C, C++, Matlab, FEniCS, HPC, OpenMP, CUDA, Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Gimp, Corel Draw


Numerical methods, optimization procedures, seismic tomography


German: mother tongue
English: fluent
Norwegian: beginner


Prof. Dr. Nina Kukowski
Diploma thesis supervisor, Institute of Geosciences, Jena
+49 3641/9-48680

Dr. Stuart Clark
Internship supervisor, Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo
+47 47 45 28 70

Dr. Ulrike Werban
Internship supervisor, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
+49 341/2351989

Dipl. Phys. Martin Krause
Diploma thesis supervisor, Institute of Geosciences, Jena
+49 3641/9-48763

Prof. Kim Bak Olsen
PhD collaborator, San Diego State University, San Diego
+1 619 594 2649