Alumni Spotlight: Bjørnar Julius Olsen
Professor of Archaeology Bjørnar Julius Olsen is deeply engaged in what modern things, especially abandoned and discarded ones, can teach us about our own societies. His latest book is due to be published in December.
OsloMet gives extensive support to CAS affiliated scholars in an effort to become Centres of Excellence
Future CAS project leader Svenn-Erik Mamelund and former CAS Fellow Marit Haldar will both lead research centres granted the status of “research environments of excellence” by their institution, OsloMet.
Geometry, paintings, and Lance
Professor of Mathematics Paul Arne Østvær explains his CAS project, Motivic Geometry, through the act of painting and a professional biker’s tireless drive to bike on endless roads.
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Senter for grunnforskning (CAS) søker en rådgiver med teft for forskningskommunikasjon og administrasjon til et 11-måneders vikariat. Søknadsfristen er 15. november 2020.
The policies that affect us all: are they well-founded?
This question deserves a lot more attention, CAS scholars argue, as social scientists and political philosophers join forces.
Books known only by title: a widespread but unexplored phenomenon
CAS scholars argue that we need to acknowledge the diversity of the first millennium library, which includes references to books that may have never existed as anything other than fictitious titles.
CAS Alumnus granted 34.7 million Swedish Kronor for analysing proofs
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted Thierry Coquand support for his joint mathematical and computer science project “Type Theory for Mathematics and Computer Science”.
‘In real life, almost nothing is linear’
The 2022/23 CAS project Representation Theory – Combinatorial Aspects and Applications will deal with problems that are both linked to physical applications as well as questions more intrinsic to the nature of mathematics.
Modern and medieval wars compared in new book
The “new wars” are actually very old, Hans Jacob Orning and Øyvind Østerud argue in their newly published book, Wars without State.
Why do Indigenous people have high risk of severe influenza?
‘The influenza pandemics of 1918 and 2009, as well as the ongoing COVID-19, show that Indigenous people have extremely high risk of severe disease outcomes, but the reasons for this vulnerability are unclear’, future CAS project leader Svenn-Erik Mamelund says.