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    CAS Oslo seeks new scientific director

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) is searching for a new scientific director to lead the Centre for the next three years. Deadline: 21 January 2018.

  • Andrew Teale, assistant professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Nottingham. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    CAS Oslo fellow wins ERC Consolidator Grant

    Assistant Professor Andrew Teale, a participant in the project Molecules in Extreme Environments, is recognized by the European Research Council as one of Europe's top scholars.

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    Call for Applications: CAS Projects 2020/21

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo), Norway’s only institute for excellence in interdisciplinary fundamental research, is now accepting project proposals for the 2020/21 academic year. Deadline: 15 January 2018.

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  • Scholars involved in the CAS Oslo project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective,' participate in a seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Are There 'Good' Civil Wars?

    CAS Oslo fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective' debate whether some civil wars can have positive consequences -- and whether they should even be called civil wars.

  • Cyclotron at Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. Photo: JINR.

    Researching Something That Does Not Exist

    Extreme chemistry may sound exciting to work with, but for most of us it can be very hard to grasp what researchers in such fields are actually working on. This is especially true if they are looking into the composition and properties of elements that do not exist on Earth.

  • 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.

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  • Dan Flickinger, a senior researcher at Stanford University, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Dan Flickinger: On the Syntax and Semantics of Gapping

    Dan Flickinger, a senior researcher at Stanford University, explains the grammatical phenomenon of vanishing words in this CAS Oslo lunch seminar.

  • Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker: Chemistry and Quantum Leaps

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, explains the science of quantum leaps in this CAS Oslo lunch 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.

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Illustration of scientific collaboration.

Call for Applications: CAS Projects 2020/21

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo), Norway’s only institute for excellence in interdisciplinary fundamental research, is now accepting project proposals for the 2020/21 academic year. Deadline: 15 January 2018.

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