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The Research Council of Norway has funded seven new national research schools on free topics for the period 2016-2023. One of them is the Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets, which will be hosted by the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo.
Three researchers from CEED are awarded prizes from the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Two of the prizes will be formal given to the prize winners at EGUs 2016 General Assembly in Vienna (17–22 April). See the three EGU-prize winners here.
Professor Trond Helge Torsvik, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo and director of CEED received officially the renowned Leopold von Buch Plakette for his outstanding scientific contributions to increasing our understanding of geodynamics. Venue was GeoBerlin2015.
CEED' Earth Dynamics group will participate in the SUBITOP - European Training Network (ETN). The new Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) network will provide a framework for training and career development of young researchers from different institutions in Europe, for research in geodynamics, geophysics, geology and geomorphology .
NFR has recently granted money for a new research school CHESS, and an adjunct professor position at the Department of Geosciences, UiO. The grant is meant to strengthen the collaboration between the earth science communities at the universities of Oslo and Bergen and to place the Norwegian studies in paleoclimate at the forefront of international research. CEED researchers will be important collaborators in the work.
After over 35 years the Chinese Chang’E-3 mission is the first to visit and land on the lunar surface. CEED, University of Oslo postdoctoral researcher Zhiyong Xiao participates in the mission team, which has just published their first results in Science this week that reveals a vivid geological picture of the landing site on the Moon.
Geologist and senior research fellow Henrik Svensen at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, was awarded the Toffen Prize 2015 for outstanding contribution to the popularization of geology. The prize was awarded at the Winter Conference for the Norwegian Geological Society, January 2015.
The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) had its formal opening of the new office location in the ZEB building on 21 October. The opening was done by CEEDs director professor Trond H. Torsvik. Both researchers and the invited guests could celebrate with champagne and cake that CEED now is in place in its own centre at Campus, Blindern.
This summer in July and August some lucky geophysicists had an interesting summer work in the Artic. Spending weeks on the research ship MS Haakon Mosby they did a geophysical survey of the Earth's crust of the Barents Sea. In the research team participated CEED scientists Alexander Minakov and Nina Lebedeva-Ivanova.
The CEED centre has temporarily been situated in the Physics building for over one year. Now the Centre for Earth Evolutuion and Dynamics can move into new offices in the ZEB-Building, Nedre Blindern. The centre will get both a new visiting address and postal address.
A model for absolute plate motion and true polar wander on Earth for the past 540 million years is developed by CEED researchers. The model reconstructs continents in longitudes in such a way that large igneous provinces and kimberlites are positioned above the plume generation zones in the Earth’s deep mantle. This provides a framework to understand how the mantle interacts with plate tectonics.
Meteorites are constantly falling down onto the Earth. But we have little knowledge about where they come from or of their age. Now University of Oslo researchers at CEED (Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics), Department of Geosciences, have managed to find where on Mars many of the meteorites originated from - and determined that they are more than 4 billion years old.
The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics has been granted 8 million NOK to establish a Norwegian national geomagnetic Laboratory. The name of the laboratory is Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory. The support comes in 2014 and is awarded from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).