Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • ‘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.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Øystein Kravdal about the associations between family situation and health

    This month's CAS Alumni lead the project Changing Family Patterns in Norway and other Industrialized Countries: Determinants, Consequences and Projected Trends, together with Nico Willem Keilman back in 2006/07.

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

    Former CAS project leader awarded the Fridtjof Nansen Award for outstanding research

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker is awarded the prestigious price for his research excellence in theoretical chemistry.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Berit Stensønes about her role model Karen Uhlenbeck

    'It is difficult to discuss gender in academia today', says Berit Stensønes. She is the alumna of the month for March 2019.

  • CAS Oslo is  looking forward to welcoming young researchers in the summer of 2017

    CAS 30 years on: Interview with Gudmund Hernes and Dagfinn Føllesdal

    30 years after the founding of CAS, we found it timely to talk with Gudmund Hernes and Dagfinn Føllesdal about the past, present and future of CAS.

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