Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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  • Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    CAS Oslo celebrates opening of 25th anniversary year

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, marked the official opening of the 2017/18 academic year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo), the centre's 25th anniversary.

  • Illustrasjonsbilde. En kvinne speider utover et landskap. På venstre side ser hun Egypt. På høyre side, norsk natur og et vikingskip.

    CAS Oslo to host 'Researcher Relay Race'

    Bears, bacteria, and blueberries are some of the topics on the agenda as the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) invites you to a ‘Researcher Relay Race’ at Kulturhuset on Thursday, 21 September, at 18:00.

  • Young scholars participate during YoungCAS 2017. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Call: YoungCAS Summer 2018

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) in Oslo, Norway, invites talented young scholars to apply to YoungCAS, a one-of-a-kind intensive, international research experience. Deadline: Nov. 13, 2017.

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  • Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, during his residency at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    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.

  • Stephan Oepen (left) and Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, professors of informatics and classics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, during their residency at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    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.

  •  Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    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.

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  • Levi Bryant at Litteraturhuset event by Centre for Advanced Study/ CAS Oslo

    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.

  • Robert Macfarlane went to Greenland in 2016, and found it difficult to articulate what happened in front of his eyes: a drastically changing landscape.  Photo: Helen Spenceley

    Robert Macfarlane: – We are the Generation Anthropocene

    April 6 2017 writer and scholar Robert Macfarlane gave the talk Deep Time, Thin Place And Thick Speech in the Anthropocene at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.

  • Glacier ice melting arctic

    Glaciers retreat: - The mountain is sad

Events

YoungCAS 2017

Call: YoungCAS Summer 2018

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) in Oslo, Norway, invites talented young scholars to apply to YoungCAS, a one-of-a-kind intensive, international research experience. Deadline: Nov. 13, 2017.

Resistant bacteria threaten future implants

According to the YoungCAS researchers, the future risk of infection in implants may be too high for some surgical procedures to be carried out, but they also believe there is a better solution.

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