Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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  • Cover of the book 'Principles and Practices of Molecular Properties: Theory, Modeling, and Simulations.'

    Book release: 'Principles and Practices of Molecular Properties: Theory, Modeling, and Simulations'

    An 'educational, demanding, and exciting journey,' CAS Oslo fellow Trond Saue said about his new book, more than 10 years in the making.

  • Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, speaks during the Centre's anniversary event in Trondheim. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    CAS Oslo celebrates 25th anniversary in Trondheim, Tromsø

    The Centre marked a quarter of a century of enabling frontline interdisciplinary research with events co-hosted with partner institutions the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

  • Stella Stopkowicz (Photo: Camilla Elmar)

    CAS Oslo fellow awarded grant from German Research Foundation

    Theoretical chemistry researcher Stella Stopkowicz, participating in the CAS project 'Molecules in Extreme Environments,' receives funding to study magnetic white dwarfs.

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  • Digitalising languages illustrated by a pixelated language tree in binary rain.

    Gaps and Errors: A Linguistic Struggle

    Scholars associated with the CAS project 'SynSem: From Form to Meaning – Integrating Linguistics and Computing' face a number of challenges 'regular' people would never consider, although they use language every day.

  • Illustration photo showing two men shaking hands.

    Arbitration, Humiliation, and Submission: Peacemaking in the Middle Ages

    At a conference co-hosted by the CAS Oslo and the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo (UiO), historians explore how medieval elites avoided bloodshed and settled disputes.

  • CAS Oslo fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective,' participate in a seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: The Nordic 'Civil Wars' in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective

    CAS Oslo fellows talk about redefining Nordic medieval civil wars in light of conflicts from other regions and time periods.

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  • John Comaroff, professor of African and African-American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    John Comaroff: Conflict and (Dis)order Among Tswana in Colonial and Postcolonial South Africa

    John Comaroff, professor of African and African-American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University, deconstructs myths about political structures in Southern Africa in this CAS Oslo seminar.

  • Dan Flickinger, a senior researcher at Stanford University, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Dan Flickinger: On the Syntax and Semantics of Gapping

    Dan Flickinger, a senior researcher at Stanford University, explains the grammatical phenomenon of vanishing words in this CAS Oslo lunch seminar.

  • Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker: Chemistry and Quantum Leaps

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, explains the science of quantum leaps in this CAS Oslo lunch seminar.

Events

Professor Camilla Serck-Hanssen. Source: Norwegian Defense Ethics Council

Camilla Serck-Hanssen appointed scientific director of CAS Oslo

Serck-Hanssen, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo (UiO), will lead the Centre for the next three years.

Researching Something That Does Not Exist

Extreme chemistry may sound exciting to work with, but for most of us it can be very hard to grasp what researchers in such fields are actually working on. This is especially true if they are looking into the composition and properties of elements that do not exist on Earth.

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