Meet the project: Do we really need grammatical gender?
‘For second language learners, gender is notoriously hard’, CAS project leader Terje Lohndal says. Half of the world’s languages manage without this grammatical category, so what is it good for?
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.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters new partner of the Young CAS Fellow programme
CAS is pleased to announce that the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA) will contribute with financial and academic support to the Young CAS Fellow programme.
Announcing the 2021/22 CAS projects
Archaeology, medieval law, and chemical physics. CAS is excited to announce the projects for the academic year of 2021/22.
CAS Alumnus Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay receives prestigious ERC stipend: ‘CAS helped me prepare to be prepared’
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is one of seven researchers in Norway receiving the prestigious ERC Starting Grant. He says that CAS freed up time and offered an environment that prepared him for what would be the toughest interview he ever faced.
Alumni Spotlight: Nils Christian Stenseth
The renowned biologist argues that universities have a lot to learn from CAS.
Are you a researcher under the age of 40? Apply for Young CAS Fellow!
The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) is now accepting applications for Young CAS Fellow 2020/21.
‘No community can survive without synchronisation’
CAS fellows argue that the world needs synchronisation more than ever in order to save the planet. What is it, and how does it work?
Making “demise” a topic in religious studies
The topic of demise has increasingly been captured by the natural sciences, Michael Stausberg says, referring to the collapse of insects and species: ‘We seem to forget that something similar is happening in the realm of culture’.
‘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.