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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.

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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).

Five smiling boys sitting in a sofa with the STARTUP written behind them in yellow letters
Published July 3, 2017 10:51 AM

A three-month internship in a startup company is a compulsory part of the master program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. However, students do not necessarily work in someone else’s startup, some work in their own startup. Nordic Lynx and L-CK AS, two companies that were founded by master's students during their first semester, have just finished a three months intensive program in the incubator StartupLab.

The two student-articles exploring geological conditions on the sea floor. One from the Møre-bassin and the other from the sea floor outside Scotland. Image: Google Earth
Published June 30, 2017 1:41 PM

Sigurd Kjoberg and Syahreza Saidina Angkasa graduated from the master’s programme at Dept. of Geosciences in 2016. They are now first authors of articles in the scientific journal Interpretation, articles which are based on their master theses.

The two student-articles exploring geological conditions on the sea floor. One from the Møre-bassin and the other from the sea floor outside Scotland. Image: Google Earth
Published June 29, 2017 7:39 PM

Sigurd Kjoberg and Syahreza Saidina Angkasa graduated from the master’s programme at Dept. of Geosciences in 2016. Both are affiliation to CEED. They are now first authors of articles in the scientific journal Interpretation, articles which are based on their master theses.

The Hawaiian-Emperor Bend:  This picture taken of satelitte show the bend as a small pattern on the surface. Photo: Google Earth, NOAA, US, NGA; CEBCO; Landsat / Copernicus
Published June 28, 2017 9:39 PM

The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic island chain in the NW Pacific Ocean is well known for its peculiar 60° bend. This bend has been heavily debated for decades. Researchers from University of Oslo, GFZ Potsdam, and Utrecht University now definitely demonstrate that to form the observed bend requires an abrupt change in the motion of the Pacific tectonic plate, while southward drift of the mantle plume that has sourced the chain since ~80 Ma is required to explain its entire 2000 km length.

Two young men smiling, photo.
Published June 26, 2017 2:29 PM

Once again master students in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UiOs Centre for Entrepreneurship is awarded 1 million NOK from The Research Council of Norway programme STUD-ENT.

According to a new study is the global sea level rising faster than previously thought. The accelerating sea level will have impact on coastlines around the world.  Several of the World’s largest cities are near a coastline, here New York. For others see U.N. Atlas of the Oceans.  Illustration photo: Colourbox.com
Published June 22, 2017 9:05 PM

Across the globe, sea level has been rising for decades, but we don’t know how fast. Researchers have now analyzed tide gauge data and reconstructed global mean sea level since 1902. Their record yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but similar high rates of about 3.1 mm/yr as observed from independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades.

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

UiO:Life Science plans the launch of the SPARK innovation programme, developed by Stanford University. The goal is to get more innovation out of basic research. The other two European SPARK programs visit Oslo this summer to share their experiences, and one of UiO's PhD students will test the program's summer school in Japan.

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

The board of UiO:Life Science has decided to support the newly established School of Health Innovation at UiO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. With this UiO:Life Science wants to contribute to establish a new strong player in the UiO ecosystem of innovation.

Illustration of Shinya Yamanaka by Andy Potts.
Published June 22, 2017 11:11 AM

Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Oslo on September 6. He will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.

According to a new study is the global sea level rising faster than previously thought. The accelerating sea level will have impact on coastlines around the world.  Several of the World’s largest cities are near a coastline, here New York. For others see U.N. Atlas of the Oceans.  Illustration photo: Colourbox.com
Published June 21, 2017 9:50 AM

Across the globe, sea level has been rising for decades, but we don’t know how fast. Researchers have now analyzed tide gauge data and reconstructed global mean sea level since 1902. Their record yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but similar high rates of about 3.1 mm/yr as observed from independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades.

The Hawaiian-Emperor Bend:  This picture taken from a satellitte show the bend as a small pattern on the surface. Photo: Google Earth, NOAA, US, NGA; CEBCO; Landsat / Copernicus
Published June 15, 2017 1:11 PM

The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic island chain in the NW Pacific Ocean is well known for its peculiar 60° bend. This bend has been heavily debated for decades. Researchers from University of Oslo, GFZ Potsdam, and Utrecht University now definitely demonstrate that to form the observed bend requires an abrupt change in the motion of the Pacific tectonic plate, while southward drift of the mantle plume that has sourced the chain since ~80 Ma is required to explain its entire 2000 km length.