Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jan Fagerberg

    The 2007/08 CAS project leader is the alumnus of the month for November 2017.

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

    CAS fellow wins ERC Consolidator Grant

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

  • Scholars involved in the CAS project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective,' participate in a seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Are There 'Good' Civil Wars?

    CAS fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective' debate whether some civil wars can have positive consequences -- and whether they should even be called civil wars.

  • 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.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Signe Kjelstrup

    The 2007/08 CAS project leader is the alumna of the month for October 2017.

  • Illustration of scientific collaboration.

    Call for Applications: CAS Projects 2020/21

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Norway’s premier institute for excellence in interdisciplinary fundamental research, is now accepting project proposals for the 2020/21 academic year. Deadline: 15 January 2018.

  • 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.

  • Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma (Palgrave Macmillan)

    Book Release: 'Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma'

    Fresh, multidisciplinary perspectives are needed to understand the connections between culture and emotional distress, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS, and her colleague Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen argue in a new book.

  • Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages

    In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.

  • Illustration photo. (Source: Kaj Clausen Design)

    CAS announces selection of 2019/20 research projects

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) is proud to announce the three research projects selected for the 2019/20 academic year.