Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • 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.

  • Young scholars participate during YoungCAS 2017. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Call: YoungCAS Summer 2018

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) in Oslo, Norway, invites talented young scholars to apply to YoungCAS, a one-of-a-kind intensive, international research experience. Deadline: Nov. 13, 2017.

  • Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, during his residency at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Meet the group leaders: Trygve Ulf Helgaker

    Chemistry normally deals with the predictable behaviour of matter – how atoms form molecules, and how the molecules react when introduced to one another. But how do those same molecules behave in unpredictable conditions? Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, is aiming to find out.

  • Stephan Oepen (left) and Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, professors of informatics and classics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, during their residency at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Meet the group leaders: Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen

    Today nearly everyone walks around with a device capable of translating the world’s major languages. But where some see opportunity, Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen, professors of classics and informatics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, see limitations.

  •  Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    Meet the group leaders: Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    War! What is it good for? Absolutely something, according to Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, professors of history at the University of Oslo.

  • X-ray of a hip implant. Photo: Shutterstock

    Resistant bacteria threaten future implants

    According to the YoungCAS researchers, the future risk of infection in implants may be too high for some surgical procedures to be carried out, but they also believe there is a better solution.

  • Illustration of a bacteria being destroyed by anticiotics. Photo: Shutterstock

    How can you and I prevent antibiotic resistance?

    – It is not like a disease, such as Ebola or swine influenza virus (SIV), but antibiotic resistant bacteria are spreading around the world like an invisible pandemic; it will cause big problems the day they make us sick and we do not have antibiotics that work.

  • Levi Bryant at Litteraturhuset event by Centre for Advanced Study/ CAS Oslo

    Talk by Levi Bryant: A critique of object-oriented philosophy

    In this talk, philosopher Levi R. Bryant talks about the history of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology. He then moves into a brief discussion of Graham Harman’s object-oriented philosophy, and an alternative vision he would like to propose.

  • 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.

  • Spraps of things left by the Germans in the POW camps in Norddal.

    The heritage of war

    In autumn 1944, Norddal, in the north of Troms County, was occupied by German army forces in retreat. They had brought with them an unknown number of Soviet prisoners, who were distributed among four prisoner-of-war (POW) camps. When the war ended, the camps were abandoned and their stories almost lost in time.

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