Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Meet the Project: Representation theory – Combinatorial aspects and applications

    Steffen Oppermann and Aslak Buan, both professors at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), are co-leading the CAS-project “Representation theory – Combinatorial aspects and applications” this year. Their project is about representation theory, which studies nonlinear algebraic structures by representing their elements as linear transformations of vector spaces.

  • Professor in sociology, Cathrine Holst, and Associate Professor in philosophy, Jakob Elster, presenting their CAS project What is Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)

    Cathrine Holst: Alumna of the Month

    Our alumna of the month is Cathrine Holst. Holst is a professor of sociology at the University of Oslo (UiO) and led the CAS project ‘What is Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)’ together with fellow UiO faculty member Jakob Elster back in 2020/2021. 

  • The influenza pandemic hit the native communities in Alaska hard. These children in an orphanage in Nushagak, Alaska, lost their parents. Summer of 1919. Source: Alaska Historical Library

    Meet the Project: Social Science Meets Biology: Indigenous People and Severe Influenza Outcomes

    For 27 years, Professor Svenn-Erik Mamelund has been studying the demography of epidemic diseases, mainly focusing on the influenza pandemic Spanish flu, which killed between 50 and 100 million people. We sat down with the group leader to learn more about his CAS project.

  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) join 14 other Norwegian universities, university colleges and research institutions, as they become members of the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

    Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) partners with CAS

    CAS is excited to announce our new partner institution!

  • Hans Jacob Orning speaking at their conference in 2017. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Hans Jacob Orning

    ‘It is very rare to have the opportunity to concentrate so much on one project with a group of people as what CAS allows. For us, I think it would be safe to say that the fruits of CAS are materialising along two lines – the books we produced there, and the spinoffs that only now are starting to pop up.’ Hans Jakob Orning, professor of history at UiO and a former CAS project leader, said when thinking back at his year at the centre.

  • Introducing the Young CAS Fellows 2023/2024

    Victor Greiff and Benjamin Schneider are the two new early career scholars selected for the Young CAS Fellow programme.

  • Announcing the CAS projects 2023/24

    We are proud to announce that we for the first time have project leaders from BI and CICERO. Moreover, as part of a new strategy, the CAS board of directors has for the first time decided to extend invitations to four groups. One of the elected groups, Signatures for Images, will have its location in our new branch at Oslo Science Park.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Eivind Engebretsen

    ‘The question “What are the facts?” must be supplemented with another one: “How do these facts make sense to people, and why?”’, said former CAS project leader and professor at the University of Oslo Eivind Engebretsen.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Øystein Linnebo

    ‘The use of logical-mathematical tools enables us to state philosophical questions and answers with far greater precision than would otherwise have been possible,’ said Øystein Linnebo.

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2022-24: Ida-Marie Høyvik

    Ida-Marie Høyvik’s Young CAS Fellow project seeks to develop a new framework to describe and better understand photoactivated processes related to electron transport or electron exchange between molecular systems.