Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • 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.

  • Former CAS Fellow, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, during his seminar at CAS in May 2019. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar, CAS

    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.

  • Nils Christian Stenseth was group leader at CAS in 1996/97. Photo by: Åslaug Brynildsen, University of Oslo

    Alumni Spotlight: Nils Christian Stenseth

    The renowned biologist argues that universities have a lot to learn from CAS.

  • The Young CAS Fellow winners Hilde Nesse Tyssøy (to the right) and Are Skeie Hermansen received diploma and flowers from the Ministry of Research and Higher Education, here represented by Political Adviser Kjartan Almenning. Scientific Director at CAS, Camilla Serck-Hanssen to the left.

    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?

  • The leader of the religious group Aum Shinrikyō, Shōko Asahara, was executed July 6, 2018. Photo: wikipedia_2

    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.

  • 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.

  • CAS strengthens concluded projects

    Bjørn Ian Dundas and Marc Bezem are two of the first recipients of the CAS Alumni Fellowship Grant.

  • 'At CAS, researchers have the possibility to do groundbreaking research, and to explore and challenge ethical limits', said Vidar Enebakk, Director of the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committee for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH) during his research ethics seminar at CAS in April. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/ Centre for Advanced Study CAS

    ‘The academics´ lack of engagement led to policy take-over of ethics debate’

    Why should we trust research? CAS invited all fellows to a seminar on research ethics.

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