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  • Digitalising languages illustrated by a pixelated language tree in binary rain.

    Gaps and Errors: A Linguistic Struggle

    Scholars associated with the CAS project 'SynSem: From Form to Meaning – Integrating Linguistics and Computing' face a number of challenges 'regular' people would never consider, although they use language every day.

  • Illustration photo showing two men shaking hands.

    Arbitration, Humiliation, and Submission: Peacemaking in the Middle Ages

    At a conference co-hosted by the CAS Oslo and the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo (UiO), historians explore how medieval elites avoided bloodshed and settled disputes.

  • CAS Oslo fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective,' participate in a seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: The Nordic 'Civil Wars' in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective

    CAS Oslo fellows talk about redefining Nordic medieval civil wars in light of conflicts from other regions and time periods.

  • Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, professor of classics at the University of Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Project Update: SynSem: From Form to Meaning -- Integrating Linguistics and Computing

    CAS Oslo fellows discuss their work on bridging the gap between computational and theoretical linguistics.

  • Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: Molecules in Extreme Environments

    CAS Oslo fellows give an update on their work to push the boundaries of theoretical chemistry.

  • Scholars involved in the CAS Oslo project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective,' participate in a seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Are There 'Good' Civil Wars?

    CAS Oslo fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective' debate whether some civil wars can have positive consequences -- and whether they should even be called civil wars.

  • Cyclotron at Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. Photo: JINR.

    Researching Something That Does Not Exist

    Extreme chemistry may sound exciting to work with, but for most of us it can be very hard to grasp what researchers in such fields are actually working on. This is especially true if they are looking into the composition and properties of elements that do not exist on Earth.

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

    Meet the Group Leaders: Trygve Ulf Helgaker

    Chemistry normally deals with the predictable behaviour of matter – how atoms form molecules, and how the molecules react when introduced to one another. But how do those same molecules behave in unpredictable conditions? Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, is aiming to find out.

  • Stephan Oepen (left) and Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, professors of informatics and classics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, during their residency at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Meet the Group Leaders: Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen

    Today nearly everyone walks around with a device capable of translating the world’s major languages. But where some see opportunity, Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen, professors of classics and informatics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, see limitations.

  •  Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    Meet the Group Leaders: Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    War! What is it good for? Absolutely something, according to Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, professors of history at the University of Oslo.

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