Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • CAS Fellow and ERC Starting Grant winner André Laestadius. Photo: CAS

    Prestigious ERC Starting Grant to CAS Fellow

    CAS Fellow André Laestadius is one of nine young researchers in Norway who have been selected to receive the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants.

  • Bjørn Ian Dundas, professor of mathematics at the University of Bergen (UiB), gives a lunch seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Alumni Spotlight: Bjørn Ian Dundas

    ‘CAS is such a fantastic institution,’ said mathematician and former CAS project leader Bjørn Ian Dundas when thinking back on his year at the Centre.

  • 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.

  • CAS Opening Ceremony 2019. Marit Westergaard photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Alumni Spotlight: Marit Westergaard

    About half of the world’s languages use grammatical gender to sort nouns into different categories. Marit Westergaard, professor of English Linguistics at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, seeks to improve our understanding of this linguistic phenomenon with her CAS project.

  • Politics, law and society in the High Middle Ages

    How did the introduction of legislation as an instrument of governance affect politics, law and society in the High Middle Ages? Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) aim to give us the answers.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Bjørn Jamtveit

    ‘Basic research often leads us in unpredictable directions and to results we could not have guessed long in advance,’ said Bjørn Jamtveit, former CAS project leader and recently appointed member of CAS’ Board of Directors.

  • Dissecting the current debates on prehistoric migration

    New technology that enables DNA analysis of ancient material has sparked new discussions about prehistoric migration. Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) aim to dissect the current debates and to improve the interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and natural scientists.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Mette Halskov Hansen

    Former CAS project leader and professor of China studies at the University of Oslo, Mette Halskov Hansen, has this autumn been appointed Vice-Rector for Climate, the Environment and Interdisciplinarity at the University of Oslo (UiO).

  • 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.

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2022-23: Vadim Kimmelman

    Most of our theories of language are based on spoken languages. Vadim Kimmelman’s Young CAS Fellow project within the field of sign linguistics will help change that.