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.
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.
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.
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.
Project Update: Molecules in Extreme Environments
CAS Oslo fellows give an update on their work to push the boundaries of theoretical chemistry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.