Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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  • Cover of the book 'Principles and Practices of Molecular Properties: Theory, Modeling, and Simulations.'

    Book release: 'Principles and Practices of Molecular Properties: Theory, Modeling, and Simulations'

    An 'educational, demanding, and exciting journey,' CAS Oslo fellow Trond Saue said about his new book, more than 10 years in the making.

  • Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, speaks during the Centre's anniversary event in Trondheim. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    CAS Oslo celebrates 25th anniversary in Trondheim and Tromsø

    The Centre marked a quarter of a century of enabling frontline interdisciplinary research with events co-hosted with partner institutions the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

  • Stella Stopkowicz (Photo: Camilla Elmar)

    CAS Oslo fellow awarded grant from German Research Foundation

    Theoretical chemistry researcher Stella Stopkowicz, participating in the CAS project 'Molecules in Extreme Environments,' receives funding to study magnetic white dwarfs.

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  • Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo (UiO), and Gerd Althoff, senior professor of history at the University of Münster, speak during a seminar on 9 May 2018. Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    With God on Their Side: War and Religion in the Middle Ages

    At a half-day seminar on medieval civil wars, CAS fellows examine how an ascendant Catholic Church influenced conflicts across Europe.

  • Marine debris displayed during the exhibition 'arv' at Tromsø Museum. Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    'Arv': Mankind's Unpleasant Cultural Heritage

    The temporary exhibition 'arv' at Tromsø Museum, co-hosted by CAS Oslo, provides a critical look at how the objects we leave behind influence the Earth.

  • Digitalising languages illustrated by a pixelated language tree in binary rain.

    Gaps and Errors: A Linguistic Struggle

    Scholars associated with the CAS project 'SynSem: From Form to Meaning – Integrating Linguistics and Computing' face a number of challenges 'regular' people would never consider, although they use language every day.

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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.

  • Dag O. Hessen, professor of biology at the University of Oslo, during his talk at Kulturhuset, as part of Forskningsdagene 2017. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Dag O. Hessen: The Value of Nature

    As part of Forskningsdagene 2017, CAS Oslo invited six current and former research fellows to give a 12-minute talk about science and values. In his talk, biologist Dag O. Hessen presents a range of ways to look at the value of nature.

  • Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages

    In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.

Events

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

Camilla Serck-Hanssen appointed scientific director of CAS Oslo

Serck-Hanssen, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo (UiO), will lead the Centre for the next three years.

Marine debris displayed during the exhibition 'arv' at Tromsø Museum. Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

'Arv': Mankind's unpleasant cultural heritage

The temporary exhibition 'arv' at Tromsø Museum, co-hosted by CAS Oslo, provides a critical look at how the objects we leave behind influence the Earth.

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