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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 flew. The most active eruption called Lusi is still active and scientist now link this to a nearby volcano 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

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.

Centre PIs and director
Published Nov. 1, 2017 3:18 PM

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

Combined images processed by Andreas Max Kääb from the Sentinel 1 radar satellites. Images: Andreas Kääb/UiO, satellite data by EU/ESA Copernicus. More detailed picture below in the article.
Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:34 PM

Southern Norway has been hit several times by exceptionally heavy rain and following flooding in October 2017. The cloud cover during such rain events makes it difficult to get an overview over the flooded areas from air and space. But the new European Sentinel 1A and 1B radar satellites can look through the clouds, and give an accurate and timely overview over the affected areas

Sarah Incel. Photo: Private
Published Oct. 18, 2017 11:01 AM

The German researcher Sarah Incel has been granted one postdoc grant from the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship programme in the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. Incel will be affiliated to the Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP) at Dept. of Geosciences.

Published Oct. 5, 2017 3:23 PM

Stephanie Werner is a newly elected member of the ESAs Solar System and Exploration Working Group (SSEWG).

Published Oct. 5, 2017 1:22 PM

Stephanie Werner is a newly elected member of the ESAs Solar System and Exploration Working Group (SSEWG).

Published Oct. 2, 2017 3:39 PM

The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research. At the University of Oslo (UiO) it will take place during week 6, February 2018.

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS - contribute a proposal by October 20th.

Mats Carlsson, director
Published Sep. 18, 2017 1:32 PM

The solar research group at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics becomes new centre of excellence.

Published Sep. 18, 2017 10:09 AM

We had a full house when Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, visited Oslo on September 6. He gave a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participated in a panel discussion on implications of stem cell therapy for patients and society. Watch the videos and see pictures from the events.

Floor plan for the new learning environment center in the ZEB building. Construction plan: Estate Department/ UiO
Published Sep. 15, 2017 10:16 AM

The Estate Department/UiO is rebuilding the old canteen in the ZEB building to a learning environment center that the geo-students can use.

Published Sep. 12, 2017 3:49 PM

Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen visited UiO today with promises of a start-up grant for UiO's new life science building

A proud editor presents the Chinese translation of the textbook Petroleum Geoscience: From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics. Knut Bjørlykke is the editor, here photographed outside the Geology building, UiO. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot / UiO
Published Aug. 31, 2017 9:47 AM

Professor Emeritus Knut Bjørlykke at the Department of Geosciences could recently proudly show the textbook Petroleum Geoscience in Chinese. The book, first time published in 2010, was revised and expanded in a second edition in 2015. In august 2017 it is also avaiable in Chinese.

The SUCCESS annual report 2016. Front page.
Published Aug. 25, 2017 4:20 PM

Department of Geosciences participates in the FME centre SUCCESS which does research on CO2 storage. The SUCCESS centre was in 2016 entering into the final two years and is now in the phase of concluding its work. The last year’s annual report is now available at web.

Published Aug. 21, 2017 1:01 PM

Apply UiO:Life Science for support for internationalization, conferences and other events. The application deadline is 1st of December 2017.

Reconstruction: This illustration/model shows a reconstruction of the formation of the North Atlantic from 60 million years ago until the present day. This model was created in the open source plate tectonics software GPlates using the data from Seton et al (2012) Global continental and ocean basin reconstructions since 200 Ma. Illustration/model: Grace Shephard
Published Aug. 4, 2017 12:48 PM

A new study of ash layers on Svalbard which provides valuable data about the formation of the North Atlantic Ocean has been recently published in the Nature Journal: Scientific Reports. Behind the new research are scientists from CEED in collaboration with colleagues from Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT and Store Norske AS. 

Published 3. aug. 2017 12:06

This week saw the conclusion the UiO International Summer School course "A Changing Arctic". The annual 6 week course is a blend of social science, law, and natural science lectures, and this year saw 13 students from a range of professional backgrounds and nationalities attend. As in previous years, CEED is heavily involved in the program; Carmen Gaina is course leader and a lecturer, course assistant is Grace Shephard, and this year's line-up included a lecture from Anne Hope Jahren

Published Aug. 3, 2017 11:25 AM

Three rooms have been renovated during spring and summer in order to receive the new students this fall. These rooms are now ready!

Published July 31, 2017 10:44 AM

NRK reports on the use of optogenetics is manipulating the brain. 

Original article here (Norwegian only).