Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Active CAS Projects

  • Stability and Change

    Led by Professor Håvard Hegre (PRIO) and Professor Nils Lid Hjort (UiO).

  • Social Science Meets Biology: Indigenous People and Severe Influenza Outcomes

    Led by Professor Svenn-Erik Mamelund (OsloMet).

  • Representation Theory: Combinatorial Aspects and Applications

    Led by Professor Aslak Bakke Buan (NTNU) and Professor Steffen Oppermann (NTNU).

  • Exploring the Archaeological Migration Narrative: The Introduction of Farming and Animal Husbandry in Southern Norway

    Led by Professor Martin Furholt (UiO) and Professor Daniela Hofmann (UiB).

  • Social Governance Through Legislation

    Led by Professor Erik Opsahl (NTNU) and Professor Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (UiO).

  • Attosecond Quantum Dynamics Beyond the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation

    Led by Researcher Simen Kvaal (UiO) and Professor Thomas Bondo Pedersen (UiO).


Introducing the Young CAS Fellows 2023/2024

Victor Greiff and Benjamin Schneider are the two new early career scholars selected for the Young CAS Fellow programme.

  • Liv Ingeborg Lied and Marianne Bjelland Kartzow during the CAS Opening Ceremony 2020, which was streamed on Facebook due to the Corona pandemic. Photo: Karoline K.Isaksen / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Alumna of the Month: Liv Ingeborg Lied

    Liv Ingeborg Lied, professor at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF), served as project leader at CAS back in 2020/2021 together with professor Marianne Bjelland Kartzow. Their project, 'Books Known Only by Title: Exploring the Gendered Structures of First Millennium Imagined Libraries', delved into the largely unexplored category of "books known only by the title" in texts from the first millennium, focusing specifically on postulated books associated with female figures from the biblical narrative.

  • Meet the Project: Representation theory – Combinatorial aspects and applications

    Steffen Oppermann and Aslak Buan, both professors at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), are co-leading the CAS-project “Representation theory – Combinatorial aspects and applications” this year. Their project is about representation theory, which studies nonlinear algebraic structures by representing their elements as linear transformations of vector spaces.

  • Professor in sociology, Cathrine Holst, and Associate Professor in philosophy, Jakob Elster, presenting their CAS project What is Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)

    Cathrine Holst: Alumna of the Month

    Our alumna of the month is Cathrine Holst. Holst is a professor of sociology at the University of Oslo (UiO) and led the CAS project ‘What is Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)’ together with fellow UiO faculty member Jakob Elster back in 2020/2021.