Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Paul Arne Østvær, professor of mathematics at the University of Oslo (UiO) together with three of his project participants at CAS. Photo: Marit Fiksdal / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Understanding mathematical motives

    Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study have contributed to advancing the rapidly developing field of motivic geometry during their year at the Centre.

  • Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, professor of New Testament studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), and Liv Ingeborg Lied, professor of the study of religions at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF). Photo: Marit Fiksdal / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Books known only by title: A widespread and misunderstood phenomenon

    Scholars at the Centre for Advanced Study have studied the use and functions of imagined books and argue that we need to rethink the first-millennium library in light of their findings.

  • Margherita Paola Poto, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), speaks during the 2018 YoungCAS project 'Workshop on Indigenous Law and Methodology.' Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    Former YoungCAS workshop leader receives research funding

    Margherita Paola Poto has been granted funding for a project that builds on her research at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

  • Trygve Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, during his residency at CAS Oslo in 2017-2018. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Alumni Spotlight: Trygve Helgaker

    ‘I knew I wanted to come back for the unique combination of science and camaraderie that CAS offers,’ said Professor Trygve Helgaker about leaving CAS in 2018.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Dag Michalsen

    The idea and practise of legislation is something that fascinates former CAS project leader and Professor of Law Dag Michalsen. This autumn he is returning to CAS.

  • Celebrating the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23

    This year's Young CAS Fellowships were awarded to researchers from four different disciplines: medieval philology, ancient history, geometry and evolutionary theory.

  • The church of Lom in Gudbrandsdalen. Published in Nordiska Taflor. Pittoreska utsigter från Sverige, Norge och Danmark, bind II (1867). Photo: The Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

    Alumni Spotlight: Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal

    By studying different forms of knowledge about stave churches that circulated in a wide variety of texts in the 18th and 19th centuries, Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal has written a cultural history of the medieval wooden churches.

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23: Daniele Miano

    The roots of universal history: irrevocably imperialistic or a form of resistance to imperialism?

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23: Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen

    The medieval Faroese ballads ‘Sjúrðar kvæði’ that tell the story of the hero Sigurðr Fáfnisbani have so far not been widely studied. Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen’s Young CAS Fellow project will change that.

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23: Kristin Shaw

    Tropical geometry – a two-way bridge between mathematical fields.