Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

CAS Projects 2019 / 2020

  • MultiGender: A Multilingual Approach to Grammatical Gender

    Led by Professor Terje Lohndal (NTNU) and Professor Marit Westergaard (UiT).

  • The Body in Translation: Historicising and Reinventing Medical Humanities and Knowledge Translation

    Led by Professor Eivind Engebretsen (UiO) and Professor John Ødemark (UiO).

  • Evolvability: A New and Unifying Concept in Evolutionary Biology?

    Led by Professor Thomas Fredrik Hansen (UiO) and Professor Christophe Pelabon (NTNU).

News

Former CAS Fellow, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, during his seminar at CAS in May 2019. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar, CAS

‘CAS helped me prepare to be prepared’

CAS Alumnus Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is one of seven researchers in Norway receiving the prestigious ERC Starting Grant. He says that CAS freed up time and offered an environment that prepared him for what would be the toughest interview he ever faced.

  • CAS Fellow receives ERC Synergy Grant

    Artemis Alexiadou aims to develop a new approach to language.

  • CAS project leaders Marit Westergaard and Terje Lohndal during the opening ceremony of the CAS year 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Meet the project: Do we really need grammatical gender?

    ‘For second language learners, gender is notoriously hard’, CAS project leader Terje Lohndal says. Half of the world’s languages manage without this grammatical category, so what is it good for?

  • CAS project leader Thomas F. Hansen  explained how difficult it would be for humans to evolve the same level of vision if we had started out with compund eyes like insects. During the CAS opening ceremony 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    Meet the project: What are the preconditions for evolution?

    Why and how do organisms evolve, and can they adapt and survive climate change? Christophe Pélabon and Thomas Fredrik Hansen work on some of the most fundamental questions about life on earth.

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