Air pollution in China: Poor people likely to be worst off
CAS researchers expect that the rural population and poor migrants in cities will be the hardest hit when it comes to air pollution exposure. Professor Mette Halskov Hansen hopes that the CAS project she leads can help raise awareness and promote debate.
Life among Soviet ruins: – the past is still present
Most people in Northwestern Russia and on the Kola Peninsula live in apartment blocks constructed during the time of Stalin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev; many of these apartments are in a serious state of decay.
Room for interdisciplinary engagement
The leaves on the magnificent trees outside our building here in Oslo have turned yellow and red—the tell-tale sign that the academic year is underway.
Ballast: Loads with history
Ballast, the material used to stabilize ships, is the object of study for archaeologist and CAS Fellow professor Burström. He understands ballast as a “Gigantic relocation of material”.
Object Study, Blok P
Blok P in Nuuk was built by the Danes in an effort to urbanize Greenland in the 60s, and 1 % of Greenland’s population have since called Blok P their home. It was demolished in 2012.
- We are not in control of the afterlife of things
- The plastic bag, which we estimate can live up to 500 years, manifests that we are not in control of the afterlife of things, CAS fellow and postdoc Þóra Pétursdóttir says, and argues why plastic, shoes, fishing nets and all kinds of materials found on the world’s shores must be understood as part of our “environment”.
Fighting air pollution with apps
How are apps and social media creating new ways to combat air pollution? Associate professor Hongtao Li sheds light on how new technology is influencing the air pollution debate in China during his CAS lunch seminar.
"Spaces of Spaces"
Every semester, CAS fellows are challenged to present their research to the other research groups at the centre over lunch, and explaining work in pure mathematics can definitively be considered a challenge.
Clear skies over China– The magic of science
It’s the Olympic Games in Beijing and the heavy smog that usually fills the air of the capitol and the lungs of its inhabitants has somehow lifted. Dedicated researchers are to thank.
- Bears have solved major problems of modern medicine
- Bears gain 50 percent of their weight during the fall, and then they lay down for six months. A human would never get up again, Professor Jon Swenson says. He explains why the French Space Agency is interested in his data on bears.