CAS Oslo congratulates former CAS group leader, future group leader 2017/2018 and CAS board alternate who will lead two different Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF).
CAS Oslo is proud to announce that one of our next year’s group leaders Trygve Helgaker and one of our board alternates Kenneth Ruud will lead the SFF titled Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences.
SFF: a time-limited research centre
A SFF is, unlike CAS Oslo, a research centre affiliated with a research institution in Norway. The goal of the concept is to establish time-limited research centres (ten years) 'characterised by focused, long-term research efforts of a high international calibre, and where researcher training is an important aspect'.
CAS Oslo is on the otherhand an independent foundation with no end-date.
The national program is funded by The Research Council of Norway, which describes the scheme as follows:
“The SFF program gives Norway’s best scientists the opportunity to organize their research in centres in order to reach ambitious scientific goals. The research should be innovative and have major potential to generate ground-breaking results that advance the international research frontier.”
New methods of measuring millions of atoms
Trygve Helgaker and Kenneth Ruud will lead one of the ten new Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF). The title is named after the Norwegian physicist Egil A. Hylleraas (1898-1965). One of their goals is to understand and control biological and chemical systems in extreme environments: only now it is technically possible to create advanced experiments for examination of similar real systems in other places in the world.
Energy efficient society
The goal of the centre Arne Brataas will lead is to ‘start a revolution in low energy communication technology for an energy efficient society’. The SFF will ‘make the foundation for tomorrow’s technology in solving the energy challenges in electronic signals’.