Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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

    Project Update: Molecules in Extreme Environments

    CAS Oslo fellows give an update on their work to push the boundaries of theoretical chemistry.

  • The illustration shows the process of creating Copernicium.

    CAS Oslo fellows featured in 'Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics'

    Scholars participating in the CAS project 'Molecules in Extreme Environments' publish their research on the 'superheavy' element Copernicium.

  • Richard Bischof, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), gives a lecture. Photo: Maria Sætre

    Former CAS project featured in 'Nature Ecology & Evolution'

    Scholars from the 2015/16 project 'Climate Effects on Harvested Large Mammal Populations' publish their research on the Scandianvian brown bear in the prestigious scholarly journal.

  • Andrew Teale, assistant professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Nottingham. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    CAS Oslo fellow wins ERC Consolidator Grant

    Assistant Professor Andrew Teale, a participant in the project 'Molecules in Extreme Environments,' is recognized by the European Research Council as one of Europe's top scholars.

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

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker: Chemistry and Quantum Leaps

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, explains the science of quantum leaps in this CAS Oslo lunch seminar.

  • Cyclotron at Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. Photo: JINR.

    Researching Something That Does Not Exist

    Extreme chemistry may sound exciting to work with, but for most of us it can be very hard to grasp what researchers in such fields are actually working on. This is especially true if they are looking into the composition and properties of elements that do not exist on Earth.

  • Dag O. Hessen, professor of biology at the University of Oslo, during his talk at Kulturhuset, as part of Forskningsdagene 2017. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Dag O. Hessen: The Value of Nature

    As part of Forskningsdagene 2017, CAS Oslo invited six current and former research fellows to give a 12-minute talk about science and values. In his talk, biologist Dag O. Hessen presents a range of ways to look at the value of nature.

  • 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.

  • Erlend Fornæss Wold and Berit Stensønes are group leaders of the CAS maths project 2016/2017 Photo: Centre for Advanced Study, CAS Oslo

    – Complex numbers make the world bigger

    Their mathematics is already used outside the mathematical sphere, from calculating an asteroid’s position to measuring the size of an iceberg, but Berit Stensønes believes it is only the beginning of the developments and applications of these powerful tools.

  • 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.

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