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Published Feb. 19, 2018 12:14 PM

Elina Melteig started working for the Department of Chemistry, SMN and the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences the 12th of February. 

Published Feb. 12, 2018 9:34 AM

The SolarALMA project is featured in an article in EUs research and innovation magazine Horizon.

Published Feb. 8, 2018 9:31 AM

The Earth is cooling. It is losing heat that is/was formed by the radioactive decay of isotopes, as well as from the heat that was formed during planetary accretion. Heat flow thus underpins all aspects of Earth’s evolution and processes including mantle convection and plate tectonics. Heat flow measurements are useful in that they provide a snapshot into the thermal state at a given location. Steady state surface heat flow (whether that be from the seafloor or on land) varies around the world, and depends on a number of factors including the tectonic setting.

Pangea with the The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province in red. Illustration: Research team/CEED
Published Feb. 2, 2018 4:54 PM

The End-Triassic extinction is one of the largest mass extinctions in the history of Earth. It has been hypothesized that greenhouse gases released from volcanic activity of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) triggered the extinction. New models in a recent study demonstrate that large-scale gas generation followed the sill emplacement of CAMP in sedimentary basins in northern Brazil.

Published Feb. 1, 2018 1:14 PM

Six new teams have been admitted to UiO´s innovation programme SPARK Norway. They will develop their ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society.

Published Jan. 24, 2018 3:07 PM

When you hear the words 'brain research', you think that this is what surgeons, physicians and physiologists are doing. In fact, many physicists are also researching the brain and this is what Milad H. Mobarhan talks about here.

Published Jan. 18, 2018 3:04 PM

We're excited to find our paper on perineuronal nets and longterm memories picked by the editors in PNAS to be highlighted in this issue. They have written an excellent recap of our paper.

Published Jan. 18, 2018 12:29 PM

The new study "Human ectoparasites and the spread of plague in Europe during the Second Pandemic" by Katharine R. Dean et al. (PNAS, 2018) receives international as well as national attention with its "provocative" findings. Find links to the articles here!

Published Jan. 8, 2018 9:54 AM

Society for Neuroscience journals (JNeurosci and eNeuropublished more than 1,150 research manuscripts in 2017. Among the top 10 articles saved to Mendeley is our paper on perineuronal nets in hippocampus, entorhinal cortex and visual cortex.

Film: Triassic North Project - Svalbard Field Excursion (July 22 - 30 July 2016). Photo: Leif Bjørnar Henriksen
Published Jan. 3, 2018 1:06 PM

The Trias North Project has staged several field trips to Svalbard. Last year we invited our industrial partners to join us on a excursion. This has resulted in a great movie from one of the participating partners and his field impressions from the field trip to Svalbard in the summer of 2016. The film is ca 30 minutes long and is put togethere by Leif Bjørnar Henriksen from Statoil. The film is available at Youtube.

Published Dec. 26, 2017 11:32 PM

Neurons’ sugar coating is essential for long-term memories

How the brain is able to store memories over long periods of time has been a persistent mystery to neuroscientists. In a new study, researchers from the Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA) at the University of Oslo show that long-lived extracellular matrix molecules called perineuronal nets are essential for distant memories.

The new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that removal of the nets disrupts distant but not recent memories. 

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/12/21/1713530115

Published Dec. 15, 2017 8:50 AM

The new innovation programme SPARK Norway at UiO has admitted the first research groups – so called SPARKees. They will develop their ideas within health-related life sciences further for the benefit of patients and society. 

Kollasj 24 bilder UiO:Livsivtenskap 2017
Published Dec. 14, 2017 10:20 AM

The biggest thing that happened in UiO:Life Science in 2017 was of course the announcement of the start-up grant for the life science building on the national budget for 2018! Read about this and other things that has happened in the initiative so far in 2017.

Published Dec. 13, 2017 4:15 PM

The Norwegian Research Council has approved the research application of the Nansen Legacy. After six years of planning, the Nansen Legacy is now ready to take Arctic marine research a long way further in understanding how climate and ecosystems interact in the northern Barents Sea.

Published Dec. 13, 2017 9:40 AM

UiO:Life Science will fund up to 20 summer research projects between April and October 2018 for students currently enrolled in a bachelor, master or relevant professional degree program at UiO. We are now seeking projects and invite you to apply for a student by providing a relevant project. The application deadline is extended to 25 February 2018.

Published Dec. 13, 2017 9:24 AM

UiO:Life Science will fund up to 20 summer research projects for students between April and October 2018. All students currently enrolled in a bachelor, master or relevant professional degree program at University of Oslo are eligible to apply. The application deadline was 15 February 2018.

The Lusi mud eruption in 2006 forced nearly 60,000 people to flew from their homes, and buried some villages 40 meters (130 feet) deep in the mud. The relentless sea of mud from Lusi still continues, and researchers cannot predict the end of the eruption. Photo: Adriano Mazzini/The Lusi-Lab.
Published Dec. 11, 2017 10:52 AM

Indonesia, May 2006 - Several mud eruptions started in the North East of Java Island. Villages were burried and people were forced to flee. The most active eruption called Lusi is still active and scientist now link this to a nearby volcanic system.

Three guys sitting in concrete stairs
Published Dec. 8, 2017 3:09 PM

Students in Innovation and Entrepreneurship have officially launched their Streets of Oslo brand, with their first product Ryggsekk Orginal.

Picture of  Director of the University of Oslo Gunn-Elin Bjørneboe.
Published Dec. 7, 2017 1:38 PM

The University of Oslo will commence using the new learning management system Canvas in the autumn semester of 2018. Canvas is an advanced system that will give us new possibilities in course development, teaching and student contact.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 10:00 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.

Published Dec. 5, 2017 8:55 AM

by Anne Hope Jahren

Published Nov. 30, 2017 12:16 PM

Congratulations to Mina Martine Frey for successfully defending her Master's thesis on October 31, 2017.

Tobias, photo: Private
Published 30. nov. 2017 11:58
Per Krohgs paintings in the hall, Fysikkbygningen.
Published Nov. 28, 2017 2:01 PM

In the New Year there will be an election of one new member, representing the temporary academic staff, to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ Faculty Board for 2018. Deadline to promote candidates is 15th of December 2017 at 12.00.

The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain: Seafloor topography (bathymetry) of the Pacific showing the volcanos and submerged seamounts of the Hawaiian and Emperor Chains together with the 50 million-year-old bend between them. Image: Google Earth
Published 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.