How do you define an object if not by its composition or usage? Contemporary philosopher Graham Harman presented his Philosophy of Things in an open lecture at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.
CAS announces research projects 2018/2019
After a comprehensive election process, the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has the pleasure of announcing the three selected research projects at CAS for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The Kavli Week 2016: honoring nine scientific pioneers
September 6, the Kavli Prize honors the 2016 Laureates for their seminal advances in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience. The program of the Kavli Week also facilitates for dialogues on significant research in the fields of Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience
2016/2017: From math to air pollution and archaeology
Three new research groups are settling in at CAS, and we are excited to present highly diverse and internationally composed research groups.
"An engaging love letter to ethnography"
In The Times Literary Supplement CAS group leader Professor Marianne Lien's book Becoming Salmon, Aquaculture and the domestication of a fish is described as «...a masterly ethnographic study of mankind’s relationship with farmed fish».
Book release: challenging the conventional wisdom about trust
Scientific Director at CAS, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, and colleague Postdoc Margit Ystanes want to introduce the complexities of trust in a debate they criticise as ethnocentric, abstract and limited.
NRK radio interview with CAS researchers
Listen to a radio interview with the CAS researchers behind the exhibition NyArktis, project leader Gro Ween and CAS group leader Professor Marianne Lien.
Nature/Nurture: a never-ending debate
– Downplaying the environment, epigenetics may reinforce the nature/nurture divide it is set to challenge, CAS fellow Professor Gisli Palsson argues as he publishes the book "Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate?".
Exhibition: sense a different Arctic
In the exhibition “NyArktis”, CAS researchers challenge portrayals of the Arctic as bare and without human’s presence, and experiment in new ways of presenting the region.
CAS’ new website celebrated at Litteraturhuset
Tuesday April 19, CAS arranged a celebration of the new website. The event was open to all.