Bendik Samseth



I’m Bendik

I’m an MSc Computational Physics student at the University of Oslo, focusing on machine learning in quantum mechanical systems. I’m enthusiastic about all things data science, with a strong desire to learn and a passion for problem-solving.


Hire Me

I’ll be graduating June 2019, and I would love to hear from you if you need some more science to go with all that data of yours. Contact me directly, or check out my LinkedIn for more details about me.



If I’m not busy writing my thesis, I’m always working on something. Here’s some open-source examples, and you can check out everything that’s not super secret on GitHub.


Modeling a Star from first Principles

Throughout the course “AST3310: Astrophysical Plasma and Stellar Interiors” I developed a computational model to simulate the interior of a star. The model considers the nuclear fusion energy production inside the core and propagtes the energy outward according to the physical laws of magnetohydrodynamics.


Goldfish - Stockfish's very distant and not so bright cousin

On and off since 2015 I have written a chess engine. It started as a way to first learn C++, and over time it has matured into a working AI that consistently beats me. There is a live version of Goldfish running at all times over at that you can play right now (you need to be logged in)!


Master’s Thesis

This is the working repository for everything related to my thesis, from code to writing. This is very much a work in progress, so it might be a little messy at times.