Simon Virgo is a trained structural geologist. In his doctoral thesis at the RWTH Aachen he developed particle simulations on the formation and healing of fractures in the earth's crust on the RWTH supercomputer. Since the beginning of 2018 he is responsible for the development of a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Laboratory at the newly founded Institute for Computational Geosciences and Reservoir Engineering. Among other things, he develops VRS software for geological modeling. Simon Virgo's interest in technology goes beyond his professional life: as a member of the Chaos Computer Club and the Maker Movement, many of his leisure pursuits involve crafting hardware and creative ways to leverage new technology. Coupled with his enthusiasm for classical and contemporary dance, working at the Compound Company provides the ideal platform for using technologies and scientific methods in an artistic environment.
DR. SIMON VIRGO | GER
Stage | Digital Art