Financing a national geomagnetic laboratory from 2014

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).

Geomagnetism in the globe. Illustration:

The financing of the national geomagnetic laboratory - Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory - comes from funds earmarked to build research infrastructure from the Ministry of Education and Research. The lab will have modern equipment to measure palaeomagnetism and rock magnetism, as well as equipment for sampling and the preparation of samples.

The Laboratory is named after Ivar Giæver, a Norwegian physican who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson. Giæver who is Vista-professor at UiO and professor-at-large, UiO, was in a period chairman of the Board for Physics of Geological Processes (PGP).


Support for the laboratory is mentioned under the category for special strategic importance for Norwegian research activities. Other measures for research infrastructure funded under this category include: MARINTEK, NMR platform (NNP), and the language laboratory at the University of Oslo (LIA).

A total of 16 research infrastructures will be supported by the Research Council from 2014.


Read more:

A half billion invested in research equipment (In Norwegian),, 29.10.2013.


Published Nov. 28, 2013 11:35 AM