Call for applications: CAS projects 2020/21
The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo), Norway’s only institute for excellence in interdisciplinary fundamental research, is now accepting project proposals for the 2020/21 academic year. Deadline: 15 January 2018.
Book release: 'Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma'
Fresh, multidisciplinary perspectives are needed to understand the connections between culture and emotional distress, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, and her colleague Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen argue in a new book.
CAS Oslo announces selection of 2019/20 research projects
The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) is proud to announce the three research projects selected for the 2019/20 academic year.
Meet the group leaders: Trygve Ulf Helgaker
Chemistry normally deals with the predictable behaviour of matter – how atoms form molecules, and how the molecules react when introduced to one another. But how do those same molecules behave in unpredictable conditions? Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, is aiming to find out.
Meet the group leaders: Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen
Today nearly everyone walks around with a device capable of translating the world’s major languages. But where some see opportunity, Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen, professors of classics and informatics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, see limitations.
Meet the group leaders: Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson
War! What is it good for? Absolutely something, according to Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, professors of history at the University of Oslo.
Dag O. Hessen: The Value of Nature
As part of Forskningsdagene 2017, CAS Oslo invited six current and former research fellows to give a 12-minute talk about science and values. In his talk, biologist Dag O. Hessen presents a range of diffenent ways to look at the value of nature.
Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages
In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.
Talk by Levi Bryant: A critique of object-oriented philosophy
In this talk, philosopher Levi R. Bryant talks about the history of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology. He then moves into a brief discussion of Graham Harman’s object-oriented philosophy, and an alternative vision he would like to propose.