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  • bend How the Pacific got its bend Nov. 9, 2017 10:31 AM

    Hawaii sits at the end of a chain of volcanoes running across the Pacific Ocean floor, but in the middle of this chain lies a bend of 60 degrees. For many decades geoscientists have struggled to explain exactly how and why this feature occurred around 50 Million years ago. A new study from CEED, sheds light on this long-standing geological controversy – A massive collision at the edge of the Pacific Ocean was the culprit.

  • logo_spark_norway First call for UiO's new innovation programme SPARK Norway Nov. 2, 2017 8:39 AM

    SPARK Norway is a two-year innovation programme to further develop ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society. Researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus can apply UiO:Life Science to be included in the programme.

  • rocs-pis RoCS starts now Nov. 1, 2017 3:18 PM

    Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) officially opened on November 1st 2017.


  • Mastereksamen: Nasrin Omar Nov. 22, 2017 9:15 AM

    Inhibering av reseptor tyrosin kinase AXL i melanoma celler ved bruk av BGB324

  • classenbirgit-200 Arabinogalactan-proteins: Signaling molecules of the plant cell wall Nov. 22, 2017 9:15 AM

    Guest lecture by Professor Dr. Birgit Classen, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) Kiel, Germany.

  • zidornchristian3-200 Seasonal, geographical, and ecological variation of bioactive natural products Nov. 22, 2017 10:15 AM

    Guest lecture by Professor Dr. Christian Zidorn, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) Kiel, Germany.

  • Dark matter freeze-out beyond the WIMP paradigm Nov. 22, 2017 1:05 PM

    Jan Heisig, RWTH Aachen

    The origin and nature of the dark matter in the Universe is one of the most pressing questions in fundamental physics. The combination of particle physics and cosmology has proven to be a successful avenue leading to the well-established theory of big bang nucleosynthesis that explains the primordial abundances of light elements. In the similar manner an extrapolation to even earlier times in the Universe has led to the WIMP (Weakly Interacting Massive Particle) freeze-out paradigm - one of the best motivated explanations of the dark matter relic abundance measured today. However, despite an enormous experimental effort no conclusive hint for WIMPs has been found, putting pressure on the WIMP dark matter explanation. In this talk we examine new avenues beyond the standard WIMP picture. We show that scrutinizing the well-known co-annihilation scenario and dropping the commonly made assumption of chemical equilibrium between co-annihilating partners offers new phenomenological possibilities. By solving the full coupled set of Boltzmann equations we find solutions that accommodate the measured dark matter density while requiring very small couplings that are in accordance with current null-results in WIMP searches. [ continued below]

    (The slides will be available here)