Børge Kile Gjelsten

Associate professor

Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
Department of Science and Industry systems
Campus Kongsberg (5404)


Teaching physics and statistics.



Teaching: physics, statistics

Research: physics; particle physics, ATLAS, supersymmetry, dark matter

Computing: Linux, Python, C++, Fortran, web (HTML/CSS/JS/PHP)

Interests: fundamental physics, quantum mechanics; mathematics, statistics; teaching: use of autocorrection, quizzes, gamification


1999: Cand.Scient (Master), University of Bergen: Theoretical particle physics
2005: Dr.Scient (PhD), University of Oslo: Experimental particle physics (Project: ATLAS/LHC/CERN) 
2015: Basic course in University Pedagogy, USN

2004-2005 : Associate Professor, Oslo University College (1 year, 50%)
2005-2008 : PostDoc, University of Bern (Project: ATLAS/LHC/CERN) 
2008-2014 : Researcher/PostDoc, University of Oslo (Project: ATLAS/LHC/CERN) 
2015- : Associate Professor, USN, Kongsberg 



  • P. Van Isacker, O. Juillet, B. K. Gjelsten, Foundations of Physics, 27 (1997), 1047, A nuclear mass formula based on SU(4) symmetry
  • G. Weiglein et al. Physics Interplay of the LHC and the ILC [LHC/ILC Study Group], Phys. Rept. 426 (2006) 47-358 [hep-ph/0410364]
  • B. K. Gjelsten, D. J. Miller, P. Osland, Measurement of SUSY Masses via Cascade Decays for SPS 1a, JHEP 12 (2004) 003 [hep-ph/0410303]
  • B. K. Gjelsten, D. J. Miller, P. Osland, Measuring the Gluino Mass in Cascade Decays for SPS 1a, JHEP 06 (2005) 015 [hep-ph/0501033]


  • Prospects for Supersymmetry Discovery Based on Inclusive Searches, ATL-PHYS-PUB-2009-066 and Measurements from Supersymmetric Events, ATL-PHYS-PUB-2009-067, two chapters in Expected Performance of the ATLAS Experiment - Detector, Trigger and Physics, 1852 p., ISBN 978-92-9083-321-5, CERN-OPEN-2008-020 [arXiv:0901.0512]
  • Early SUSY searches in events with one or more isolated leptons, jets and missing transverse energy, ATLAS-CONF-2010-066 (First ATLAS SUSY one and two-lepton results, presented at ICHEP, July 2010), https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/CONFNOTES/ATLAS-CONF-2010-066 (2010 data)
  • SUSY Searches with Multilepton, Jets and Etmiss, ATLAS-CONF-2011-039 (First ATLAS SUSY trilepton results, presented at Moriond QCD and High Energy Interactions, March 2011), https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/CONFNOTES/ATLAS-CONF-2011-039 (2010 data)
  • Search for an excess of events with an identical flavour lepton pair and significant missing transverse momentum in √s = 7 TeV proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector, EPJC 71 (2011) 1647 [arXiv:1103.6208 (hep-ex)] (2010 data)
  • Search for supersymmetric particles in events with lepton pairs and large missing transverse momentum in √s = 7 TeV proton-proton collisions at the ATLAS experiment, EPJC 71 (2011) 1682 [arXiv:1103.6214 (hep-ex)] (2010 data)
  • Search for direct slepton and gaugino production in final states with two leptons and missing transverse momentum with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV, PLB 718 (2013) 879 [arXiv:1208.2884] (2011 data)
  • Search for direct production of charginos and neutralinos in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in √s = 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector, PLB 718 (2013) 841 [arXiv:1208.3144] (2011 data)
  • Searches for direct production of charginos, neutralinos and sleptons in final states with two leptons and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s = 8TeV with the ATLAS detector, JHEP05(2014)071 [arXiv:1403.5294] (2012 data)
  • Further search for direct gaugino and slepton production in events with at least two hadronic taus and missing transverse momentum at √s=8TeV, JHEP10(2014)096 [arXiv:1407:0350] (2012 data)
  • Search for direct production of charginos and neutralinos in events with three leptons and missing transverse momentum in √s=8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector, JHEP04(2014)169 [arXiv:1402.7029] (2012 data)