Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • CAS project leader Thomas F. Hansen  explained how difficult it would be for humans to evolve the same level of vision if we had started out with compund eyes like insects. During the CAS opening ceremony 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    Meet the project: What are the preconditions for evolution?

    Why and how do organisms evolve, and can they adapt and survive climate change? Christophe Pélabon and Thomas Fredrik Hansen work on some of the most fundamental questions about life on earth.

  • Nils Christian Stenseth was group leader at CAS in 1996/97. Photo by: Åslaug Brynildsen, University of Oslo

    Alumni Spotlight: Nils Christian Stenseth

    The renowned biologist argues that universities have a lot to learn from CAS.

  • ‘Our modern society depends on correct mathematics’

    Marc Bezem and Bjørn Ian Dundas use computers to verify mathematical proofs. ‘We believe our research can change the methodology of mathematics’, Bezem says, as their year at CAS comes to an end.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Inger Nordal about species and Arctic collaboration

    The UN's alarming report about how one million animal and plant species face extinction because of the way humans live forms the backdrop of this month's Alumni Spotlight.

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

    Former CAS project leader awarded the Fridtjof Nansen Award for outstanding research

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker is awarded the prestigious price for his research excellence in theoretical chemistry.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Berit Stensønes about her role model Karen Uhlenbeck

    'It is difficult to discuss gender in academia today', says Berit Stensønes. She is the alumna of the month for March 2019.

  • Bjørn Ian Dundas, professor of mathematics at the University of Bergen (UiB), gives a lunch seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: 'Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent Foundations'

    CAS fellows discuss their work with advancing the new mathematical theory.

  • Giulia Di Nunno. Photo: Karoline K. Isaksen

    Former CAS project leader wins ICIAM Su Buchin Prize

    Giulia Di Nunno, who led a CAS project during the 2014/15 academic year, is recognised for supporting career development opportunities for mathematics scholars in Africa.

  • Marc Bezem, professor of informatics at the University of Bergen (UiB), speaks during the opening of the 2018/19 academic year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS). Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Meet the Project: 'Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent Foundations'

    The 2018/19 CAS project in the natural sciences aims to push a new mathematical theory forward.

  • 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.

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