Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

In focus

  • The logo of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

    CAS Oslo responds to call for input on Norwegian research policy

    Norway should expand the Centre for Advanced Study concept and continue to invest in Centres of Excellence to support cutting-edge research, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, argues in comments submitted to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

  • Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    CAS Oslo celebrates opening of 25th anniversary year

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, marked the official opening of the 2017/18 academic year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo), the centre's 25th anniversary.

  • Illustrasjonsbilde. En kvinne speider utover et landskap. På venstre side ser hun Egypt. På høyre side, norsk natur og et vikingskip.

    CAS Oslo to host 'Researcher Relay Race'

    Bears, bacteria, and blueberries are some of the topics on the agenda as the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) invites you to a ‘Researcher Relay Race’ at Kulturhuset on Thursday, 21 September, at 18:00.

  • Medieval war, computational linguistics and molecular chemistry are the topics of next year's projects.

    2017/2018: Molecular Chemistry, Medieval War and Computational Linguistics

    The academic year of 2016/2017 is just about to come to an end, and CAS is looking forward to the next. In August, we will welcome three new research groups working on computational linguistics, molecular chemistry, and the Nordic “civil wars”. No doubt next year’s groups will be as versatile as their predecessors.

  • Fracture of tectonic plates in Tingvellir Park, Iceland. Photograph: Shutterstock

    Former CAS group leader wins the Fridtjof Nansen Award of Excellence

    Former CAS group leader Professor Trond Helge Torsvik has been awarded this prestigious prize for his outstanding work in geophysics.

  • CAS group leader 2017/2018 Trygve Helgaker and CAS board alternate Kenneth Ruud will lead one of ten new Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF) Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences. Photo: Shutterstock

    CAS Oslo researchers will lead prestigious centres

    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).

  • X-ray showing a titanium metal plate hip joint implant in an adult patient. Implantable medical devices are becoming increasingly unsafe because of antibiotic resistance, the Young CAS group writes. . Photo: Shutterstock

    Announcement of our YoungCAS project 2017: The post-antibiotic era

    Antibiotic resistance is on the increase, with the consequence that infections that are harmless today may take lives in the future. This summer, a group of young researchers will gather at CAS for a project that aims to develop a new generation of anti-infective biomaterials for implantable devices.

  • Graham Harman Philosopher

    Defining Things

    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.

  • Call for project illustration by Kaj Clausen

    CAS announces research projects 2018/2019

    After a comprehensive election process, the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has the pleasure of announcing the three selected research projects for the 2018/19 academic year.

  • Kavli prize winners 2016

    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