Electrons, laser pulses and the properties of matter
Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) have set out to solve the fundamental problems behind controlling electrons in atoms, molecules and materials. Curiosity, the extreme complexity of the field and the possibility of important future practical applications is what motivates them.
Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2022-23: Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen
The microbial community that lives inside the gut, the gut microbiome, is a key factor guiding human health and disease. Veronika K. Pettersen’s Young CAS Fellow project will give us new knowledge about how the maternal microbiome contributes to the founding of the infant microbiome.
Young CAS Fellow programme important for successful research funding
Hilde Nesse Tyssøy says that her Young CAS Fellowship has been important for her grant from the Norwegian Research Council’s Programme on Space Research.
Female orgasm: an evolutionary emancipation of women’s sexuality?
CAS Fellow Mihaela Pavličev presented her latest article, which suggests that the female orgasm once had a reproductive function, but then lost it.
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.
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.
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.