Advanced materials and complex systems (AMCS)

AMCS is a group of excellence with research interests within complex systems and condensed matter physics. In 2011/2012 the group was member of the Centre For Advanced Study (CAS).


Physical Review Letters is considered the most prestigious journal in physics covering all its fields. AMCS group is responsible for 29% of all University of Oslo articles in Phys. Rev. Lett. since 2000:

AMCS group 26 29% of UiO
University of Oslo 91 24% of Norway
Norway 384 1% of World
World 39833  

The numbers are APS search results on Feb 4, 2011.


Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology features best nanoscience articles from ~100 source journals as selected by independent experts. Only 43 articles from the University of Oslo have been selected for the last 11 years. More than half of them come from AMCS group:

AMCS group 24 56% of UiO
University of Oslo 43 26% of Norway
Norway 167 0.3% of World
World 59128  

The numbers are VJnano search results on Feb 4, 2011. 


Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity features best articles in the field of superconductivity selecting from ~100 broad-based source journals. Superconductivity is one of focus areas for the AMCS group and we have produced more than one half of all Norwegian articles selected since 2001:

AMCS group 51 91% of UiO, 55% of Norway
University of Oslo 56 61% of Norway
Norway 92 1% of World
World 8646  

The numbers are VJsuper search results on Feb 4, 2011.

Science on Web

Google #1 hit

AMCS web-page on superconductivity used to be Google #1 hit on the word "superconducting": ahead of Wikipedia, National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab serving 700 scientists, "American Superconductor" - company with a billion-dollar capitalization, and all others. In 2011 we are still in the top 4 (out of 34 millions), which is not bad for a group with 1.5 permanent staff members working on superconductivity. 

Search google for "superconducting".


Our educational video of a levitating superconductor is YouTube #1 hit (out of 250,000) on the word "physics" ahead of most popular lectures of most famous physicists. It exists in many copies and has been seen more than 6 million times (>3000 views daily).

Search YouTube for "physics" 
Our superconducting levitation page



Books published by the AMCS group members.




Published Feb. 7, 2011 1:08 AM - Last modified June 7, 2013 1:55 PM