Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • What do you do if the outcome of democratic processes violates a group's basic human rights? The tension between democratic processes and a good policy outcome is a central dilemma in the GOODPOL project. The project wants to find out how to combine the two and institutionalize a way to make both work. Photo by Rosemary Ketchum from Pexels

    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 else than fictitious books.

  • Thierry Coquand. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    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”.

  • Steffen Oppermann and Aslak Bakke Buan. Photo: NTNU

    ‘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.

  • The influenza pandemic hit the native communities in Alaska hard. These children in an orphanage in Nushagak, Alaska, lost their parents. Summer of 1919. Source: Alaska Historical Library

    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.

  • Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Nils Lid Hjort. Photo: PRIO/UiO

    Is the world becoming more peaceful?

    We asked Senior Researcher at PRIO, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård, and Professor of Statistics and Data Analysis at UiO, Nils Lid Hjort, what their project Stability and Change is about.

  • The CAS projects 2022/23: from peace-and-conflict and influenza pandemics, to algebra. Photo: Pixabay

    Announcing the CAS projects 2022/23: from influenza to peace-and-conflict, and algebra

    For the first time, two of the project leaders come from our newest member institutions: OsloMet and PRIO. One of the projects is hyper-relevant for the Corona situation. These projects were elected to come to CAS in 2022/23

  • Awarded ERC Starting Grant: ‘I developed as a researcher at CAS’

    Kjetil Lysne Voje, a fellow at the 2019/20 CAS project "Evolvability: A New and Unifying Concept in Evolutionary Biology?", was awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant.

  • CAS Director Camilla Serck-Hanssen during the opening in 2018. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    Watch the CAS Opening Ceremony live on Facebook

    September 3 at 16:00

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