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Published Nov. 3, 2015 8:01 PM

Where do atomic nuclei come from? How are they organized? Why is matter stable? What are their practical and scientific uses?

Published Oct. 12, 2015 10:28 AM

A new EU project with a budget of NOK 870 million will increase the efficiency of energy consumption.

Published Apr. 24, 2015 9:14 AM

Associate professor Sabrina Sartori recently did some experiments at the Canadian Neutron Beam Center. Here is her "lab report."

Published Jan. 30, 2015 11:15 AM

The combination of American electron clouds and Norwegian northern lights spells trouble for navigation and communication in the Northern regions. The ICI4 rocket will provide knowledge that can help us predict the weather in space.

Update: Rocket launched February 19, at 23.06

Follow the scientists live-blogging the attempt to launch the rocket on facebook (twitter: #ICI4)

Published Sep. 18, 2014 1:25 PM

Each year, nearly 3000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 per cent of the time.

Published June 24, 2014 10:58 AM

Each year in spring, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group organizes the International Masterclasses, which give students the opportunity to analyse data from the LHC.

Published Feb. 12, 2013 8:49 AM

The USA uses uranium from Russian nuclear weapons as fuel in its civilian nuclear power plants. If the weapon-grade uranium is mixed with the Norwegian element thorium, the waste becomes 95 per cent less radioactive.

Published Jan. 29, 2013 3:04 PM

In five to seven years, solar cells will have become much cheaper and only one-twentieth as thick as current solar cells. The trick is to deceive the sunlight with microbeads.

Published Jan. 25, 2013 9:29 AM

The universe abounds with dark matter. Nobody knows what it consists of. UiO physicists have now launched a very hard mathematical explanation that could solve the mystery once and for all.

Published Dec. 11, 2012 9:44 AM

Every year in December, the Geminids meteor shower occurs. It is visible to the naked eye with its many shooting stars – given clear sky.

A sounding rocket campaign in Northern Norway has given new insight to meteor showers.

Published Oct. 1, 2012 12:41 PM

The Center for Accelerator-based Research and Energy Physics, University of Oslo, offers for the spring semester 2013 three or four scholarships in technical nonproliferation and disarmament studies to students from developing countries.

Published Aug. 23, 2012 9:57 AM

Particle physicists have developed a new medical technology that combines PET and MRI in one. Benefit: Improved image quality and less radiation.

Published May 14, 2012 1:09 PM

The northern lights interfere with radio communications, GPS navigation and satellite communications. Researchers are now going to launch 20 satellites containing world class instruments from the University of Oslo to find out why.

Published May 8, 2012 9:02 AM

New insight into the behaviour of atomic nuclei may explain how gigantic star explosions, or supernovas, have formed the elements that are crucial to mankind.

Published Feb. 2, 2012 1:42 PM

When the Americal Physical Society made their 2012 calendar, they picked a picture from the University of Oslo.

Published Dec. 6, 2011 9:29 AM

A successful flight over Svalbard with the ICI-3 research rocket

Published Nov. 14, 2011 3:18 PM

An international team of scientists is now on Spitzbergen in the Svalbard archipelago to take readings within the aurora borealis itself. The aim: to investigate space weather and find out why GPS signals are disrupted.

Published Sep. 16, 2011 10:31 AM

Radiation can make cancer cells resistant to radio- and chemotherapy. University of Oslo researchers have now figured out how resistance can be switched on and off.

Published Sep. 16, 2011 9:42 AM

Some diabetic patients receive no warning before they pass out from low blood sugar. A modern sweat meter could alert patients in time. Biathletes and ME patients might also benefit from the sweat meter.

Published June 21, 2011 9:43 AM

From a mountain top reaching 5080 meters above sea level, situated in the driest desert in the world, some of the world’s most sensitive arrays of “miniature TV antennas” have spent the last 30 months gazing at the sky, looking for tiny wrinkles in the fabric of space itself: Wrinkles that would reveal what the universe looked like when it was only 10-34 seconds old; wrinkles with a relative amplitude of perhaps no more than a few parts in a billion; and wrinkles that would qualify their discoverer for a Nobel prize.

Published May 31, 2011 3:31 PM

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory in Geneva is the first particle accelerator to directly explore the Tera-electron-Volt (TeV) scale, a new energy frontier. 1 TeV = 1000 GeV is equivalent to the energy of ca. 1000 proton masses.

By colliding beams of protons or lead nuclei, the LHC will probe deeper into matter than ever before, reproducing conditions in the first nanoseconds in the life of the Universe.

Four big experiments – among them ATLAS and ALICE with Norwegian participation – have been collecting data that should reveal new physics phenomena.

Published Mar. 15, 2011 10:22 AM

Why do some people have dark skin while others have light-coloured skin? The answer lies in the skin's need for protection against solar radiation and the body's need for vitamin D.