Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)
An independent foundation that furthers excellent, fundamental, curiosity-driven research.
Led by Professor James Lewis (UiT) and Professor Michael Stausberg (UiB).
Led by Professor Helge Jordheim (UiO) and Professor Espen Ytreberg (UiO).
Led by Professor Marc Bezem (UiB) and Professor Bjørn Ian Dundas (UiB).
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.
Bjørn Ian Dundas and Marc Bezem are two of the first recipients of the CAS Alumni Fellowship Grant.
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.
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 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’.
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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