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Désirée Treichler. Photo: Private
Published Mar. 11, 2015 10:03 AM

Glaciologists and other scientists and students from around the world met in Kathmandu in Nepal in the first week in March 2015. The venue was the International Symposium on Glaciology in High Mountain Asia. PhD student Désirée Treichler from the Department of Geosciences attended the academic program, and received a prize for best student presentation for her presentation about hydrological consequences of glacier mass changes in high mountain Asia.

Exploring new sites and new outcrops from above, Alvar Braathen approaches the edge with caution. Photo: Trias North, Department of Geosciences
Published Feb. 6, 2015 11:40 AM

Eleven geologists set out from Longyearbyen on the evening of the fourth of August 2014. Their destination – the far eastern island of Egdeøya in the Svalbard archipelago. The team included a newly employed PhD and a PostDoc attached to the Trias North project, along with senior scientific staff and collaborative team-members from as far away as Italy and the USA. The tasks for the team were several on this fieldwork.

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 11:40 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 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.

Published Jan. 29, 2015 11:06 AM

Apollon, UiO's research magazine, has made an article about the research at CTCC. 

Published Jan. 15, 2015 11:05 AM

Professor Pavel Karen at our department has led a IUPAC work group that has worked with this question.

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.

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 1:17 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 the center director professor Trond H. Torsvik. CEED 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 12:54 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.

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 27, 2014 4:08 PM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) has temporarily been situated in the Physics building for over one year. Now the centre can move into new offices in the ZEB-Building, Nedre Blindern. The centre will get both a new visiting address and postal address.

Illustration: Frontpage: SUCCESS Annual report 2013.
Published June 27, 2014 3:44 PM

Department of Geosciences is one of the partners in the SUCCESS Centre - (SUbsurface CO2 storage – Critical Elements and Superior Strategy). The SUCCESS centre is one of the Norwegian Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). The main purpose of the centre is to gather sufficient knowledge to store CO2 underground, safely and permanently. The centres annual report for 2013 activities is now online.

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.

Published June 11, 2014 9:29 AM

Two PhD students from Department of Geosciences, Section for Meteorology and Oceanography (MetOs), UiO, Lise Seland Graff and Ada Gjermundsen, are first authors of articles recently published in two of the most prestigious journals in atmospheric sciences. The journals are the Journal of Climate and the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, and the articles appeared online in June 2014. We congratulate them with the articles!

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 May 15, 2014 2:42 PM

The new lab will be operational within the next few months. Its total cost, including equipment, is 18 million NOK (2.2 million EUR).

Published Mar. 31, 2014 2:02 PM

Mark is originally from the Netherlands. He enjoys exploring new continents and has previously lived in both the US and in Australia. Now he has brought his family to enjoy the outdoor life in Norway. And to do research on radiation in the early universe. 

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 Feb. 26, 2014 1:55 PM

In connection with a project related to teaching and dissemination of geoscience to students in France and Oslo, went the researchers Olivier Galland and Caroline Sassier, both from the Department of Geosciences out on an journey along the Andean Cordillera in South America. They visited 30 geological sites, explored these and communicated what they observed to students via their blog. See photos from the trip in the exhibition: The Andean Geotrail from Feb 27 to 04:15 PM - Apr 30, 2014, Science Library, University of Oslo.

Published Feb. 26, 2014 1:55 PM

A research article from Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), A research article from Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), Department of geosciences was the reference for the article Long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean. This news article was one of the most read articles in Nature in 2013.

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).

Published Nov. 25, 2013 1:20 PM

Mikolaj is Polish but comes to ITA directly from a long period of working in Paris. He insists that he enjoys the move that has brought him closer to the Arctic Circle.

Published Nov. 22, 2013 3:47 PM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) 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).

Published Oct. 30, 2013 6:16 PM

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Published Sep. 11, 2013 9:59 AM

Signe is Danish and has previously worked in Australia. She tries to figure out what the Universe is made of.