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Published Mar. 31, 2015 12:15 PM

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.

The Picture show the Loong (dragon shaped) rock on the landing site on moon. Photo: CNAS/NAOC/CAS.
Published Mar. 13, 2015 12:57 PM

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.

The Toffen Prize 2015 was awarded Henrik Svensen by Tom Bugge, president of the Norwegian Geological Society. Photo: Trond H. Torsvik, CEED
Published Feb. 6, 2015 11:34 AM

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 leaders in CEED, from left: Reidar Trønnes, Henrik Svensen, Abigail Bull-Aller, Trond H. Torsvik (Director), Carmen Gaina, Pavel Dubrovin og Stephanie Werner. Photo: Gunhild M. Haugnes
Published Oct. 24, 2014 1:45 PM

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.

Picture: Barents Sea on the world map by G. Mercator (1569) (source: wikipedia.org)
Published Sep. 12, 2014 12:51 PM

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.

Foto: Hovedinngangen ZEB-bygningen
Published June 26, 2014 12:16 PM

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.

The globe shows a reconstruction of the continents in Late Devonian where Laurussia (including North America, Greenland, Scandinavia & England) was separated from Gondwana (South America) by the Rheic Ocean, and Siberia by the Ægir Sea. These continents are positioned in latitude from paleomagnetic data but their longitude is calibrated in such a way that kimberlites (green circles) fall directly above the plume generation zones in the deep mantle. Figure: T.H. Torsvik/CEED.
Published June 3, 2014 9:45 AM

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.

Published Mar. 24, 2014 2:23 PM

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.

Published Nov. 28, 2013 11:35 AM

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).