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    CAS Oslo seeks new scientific director

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) is searching for a new scientific director to lead the Centre for the next three years. Deadline: 21 January 2018.

  • The illustration shows the process of creating Copernicium.

    CAS Oslo fellows featured in 'Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics'

    Scholars participating in the CAS project 'Molecules in Extreme Environments' publish their research on the 'superheavy' element Copernicium.

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    CAS Oslo announces selection of 2018 YoungCAS projects

    Up-and-coming scholars from the Universities of Tromsø and Oslo will lead research groups as the YoungCAS concept expands in 2018.

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

    Project Update: Molecules in Extreme Environments

    CAS Oslo fellows give an update on their work to push the boundaries of theoretical chemistry.

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

    Are There 'Good' Civil Wars?

    CAS Oslo fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective' debate whether some civil wars can have positive consequences -- and whether they should even be called civil wars.

  • Cyclotron at Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. Photo: JINR.

    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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  • 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.

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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.

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