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Science week 2020 in Norway

Researchers of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics and Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics take part to this year's National Science week with videos and lectures!

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Online Science Expo (Forskningstorget)

Oslo Science Expo (Forskningstorget) is part of the National Science Week in Norway (Forskningsdagene). This year we have prepared four videos for our digital stand!

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Book a researcher

Here you can get the researchers to come to your school, club, workplace or association by appointment. The informal lectures from local researchers are both instructive and inspiring.

Black Holes: Beyond the Horizon

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Black holes have always been shrouded in mystery, hiding their secrets behind complicated physics and the impenetrable event horizon. In this lecture we try to unravel some of these mysteries by taking a trip towards the center of a black hole and looking at some of the interesting physical phenomena that we encounter along the way.


From Solar Flares to Northern Lights: Understanding the Sun-Earth Connection

We all enjoy a dazzling display of northern lights, but how do they form and what do they have to do with the Sun? In this talk, we'll learn about how our active Sun generates aurorae on Earth, and how scientists are getting better at forecasting space weather phenomena like northern lights. 

The lecture will be given in English.



Not Just a Cold Dead Rock: Exploring Exocryospheres

Bildet kan inneholde: halskjede, hår, ansikt, øyenbryn, frisyre.Our solar system is not just a star and some planets; we also have a vast variety of asteroids, comets, and moons. But can liquid water exist on some of those moons, and if it does, what does that mean for the future of space exploration and the search for life? In this talk, we'll learn about two ice moons in our solar system and what we hope to learn from them in the coming years. 

The lecture will be given in English.


Other UiO events during the Science Week

Learn more about Forskingsdagene (in Norwegian)

Tags: Outreach, Research communication, Solar Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Published Sep. 16, 2020 1:38 PM - Last modified Nov. 22, 2022 10:22 AM