About us

Together, we have many years of experience programming for science, mentoring, and teaching computing.

Bente Barge is a Ph.D student in computational chemistry and part-time member of the HPC group at the University of Tromsø, Norway. Coding has been an important part of her Ph.D and her interest in research software development has evolved during her time in academia.

Radovan Bast is a research software engineer with background in theoretical chemistry. He's worked in France, Stockholm, and now Tromsø at the border between science, software, and computational support and enjoys supporting multi-disciplinary research. He now works as part of Norwegian Research Infrastructure Services at the University of Tromsø (UiT), and leads the CodeRefinery project. At UiT he leads the high-performance computing group and the research software engineering group. These days mostly programming in Python, Rust, R, and JavaScript but has spent many years with Fortran, C(++), and CMake.

Magnar Bjørgve has a background in applied mathematics and theoretical chemistry. He is working in the GPU and training team at NRIS at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Jørn Dietze is almost finished with a Ph.D in bioinformatics. He is working with high-performance computing systems and has experience with programming in Python, Julia, and a little bit of C. He is part of NRIS at the University of Tromsø, Norway, and the LUMI User Support Team.

And you? If you are interested in this work, please contact us.

photo of the cake from the group inauguration event