Formal opening of new offices for CEED

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.

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

The leaders of 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

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) which is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) is now finally in place in their new offices in the ZEB building on Campus, Blindern. After being situated temporarily in the Physics building for more than a year could CEED already in July move into the new offices in Sem Sælandsvei.

The formal opening took place on 21 October. Invited guests could see the newly renovated offices for the centre and talk to the scientists who participate in CEED. Several were interested in the advanced electronic globe model that can simulate different scenarios for example plate tectonics on the Earth, but also for environmental change. Postdoc Grace Elizabeth Shephard demonstrated the impressive tool to be used in research at the center.

The CEED-centre was established as a CoE at the University of Oslo in 2013 with support from the The Research Council of Norway (5 + 5 years). Professor Trond H. Torsvik is the director, with Carmen Gaina as assistant director. The centre is organized as a section under the Department of Geosciences - Section for Earth Evolution and Dynamics. The centre is dedicated to research of fundamental importance to the understanding of the Earth, that embraces the dynamics of the plates, the origin of large scale volcanism, the evolution of climates and the abrupt demise of life forms.

Department of Geosciences congratulate!

Impressive globe: Post doc Grace Elizabeth Shephard demonstrates the electronic globe that can simulate for example different scenario for plate movements (plate tectonics). The globe is used in research at the centre. Photo: Gunhild M. Haugnes

By Gunn Kristin Tjoflot
Published Oct. 24, 2014 1:17 PM - Last modified Nov. 6, 2014 2:33 PM