Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Illustration. Source: Kaj Clausen Design

    2018/19 CAS Projects: Religion, Media and Social Actions, and Mathematics

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) is welcoming a new cohort of scholars to Oslo as the 2018/19 academic year begins.

  • Andrew Teale, assistant professor at the University of Nottingham, gives a presentation during the 2018 YoungCAS workshop 'Do Electron Current Densities Determine All There Is to Know?' Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    Former CAS fellow joins YoungCAS workshop

    Andrew Teale, assistant professor at the University of Nottingham, is the first scholar to participate in both a standard CAS project and YoungCAS.

  • Scholars participating in the 2018 YoungCAS project 'Workshop on Indigenous Law and Methodology.' Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    YoungCAS 2018: Rebuilding Indigenous Law

    At a one-week workshop on indigenous law, scholars get a crash course in how to derive legal principles from stories.

  • Stephen D. White, professor emeritus of history at Emory University, speaks during a seminar on 9 May 2018. Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    My Time at CAS: Stephen D. White

    The medieval historian talks about discovering his role in a collaborative book project during a six-month stint as a CAS fellow.

  • Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, professors of history at the University of Oslo (UiO), give a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Research in Review: 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective'

    Leaders of a CAS project to better understand medieval civil wars look back on how their project unfolded during a year at the Centre.

  • CAS fellows elected to lead the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker, Trond Saue, and Hans-Joachim Werner will help lead the academy for the next three years.

  • Peter Schwerdtfeger, professor of theoretical chemistry at Massey University, listens to a lecture by CAS fellow Trond Saue. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    My Time at CAS: Peter Schwerdtfeger

    The German scientist, based in New Zealand, reflects on coming to Norway to participate in a CAS project on chemistry in extreme environments.

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

    Research in Review: 'Molecules in Extreme Environments'

    A CAS project that explored chemistry in the vast reaches of space have produced 'new constellations' that could push the field forward.

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

    My Time at CAS: Dan Flickinger

    The Stanford University researcher discusses climbing metaphorical mountains and rattling cages in his year as a CAS fellow.

  • Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo (UiO), gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Research in Review: 'SynSem: From Form to Meaning - Integrating Linguistics and Computing'

    The CAS project set out to bridge the gap between the applied and theoretical camps of computational linguistics. Did it succeed?

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