Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

2018/19 CAS Projects

  • The End of the Trail statue in dramatic sunset.

    The Demise of Religions

    Led by Professor James Lewis (UiT) and Professor Michael Stausberg (UiB).

  • In Sync: How Synchronisation and Mediation Produce Collective Times, Then and Now

    Led by Professor Helge Jordheim (UiO) and Professor Espen Ytreberg (UiO).

  • Illustration of data points transforming from P to Q. By: Camilla K. Elmar.

    Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent Foundations

    Led by Professor Marc Bezem (UiB) and Professor Bjørn Ian Dundas (UiB).

News

  • Alumni Spotlight: Inger Nordal about species and Arctic collaboration

    The UN's alarming report about how one million animal and plant species face extinction because of the way humans live forms the backdrop of this month's Alumni Spotlight.

  • CAS strengthens concluded projects

    Bjørn Ian Dundas and Marc Bezem are two of the first recipients of the CAS Alumni Fellowship Grant.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Øystein Kravdal about the associations between family situation and health

    This month's CAS Alumni lead the project Changing Family Patterns in Norway and other Industrialized Countries: Determinants, Consequences and Projected Trends, together with Nico Willem Keilman back in 2006/07.

  • ‘No community can survive without synchronisation’

    CAS fellows argue that the world needs synchronisation more than ever in order to save the planet. What is it, and how does it work?

  • The leader of the religious group Aum Shinrikyō, Shōko Asahara, was executed July 6, 2018. Photo: wikipedia_2

    Making “demise” a topic in religious studies

    The topic of demise has increasingly been captured by the natural sciences, Michael Stausberg says, referring to the collapse of insects and species: ‘We seem to forget that something similar is happening in the realm of culture’.

  • ‘Our modern society depends on correct mathematics’

    Marc Bezem and Bjørn Ian Dundas use computers to verify mathematical proofs. ‘We believe our research can change the methodology of mathematics’, Bezem says, as their year at CAS comes to an end.

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

Meet Scientific Director Professor Camilla Serck-Hanssen

Serck-Hanssen, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo (UiO), leads the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

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