Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Paul Arne Østvær. Photo: Karoline K. Isaksen / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    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.

  • Er du vår nye kollega?

    Senter for grunnforskning (CAS) søker en rådgiver med teft for forskningskommunikasjon og administrasjon til et 11-måneders vikariat. Søknadsfristen er 15. november 2020.

  • 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 other than fictitious titles.

  • 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”.