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.