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Charles Darwin painted by G. Richmond.
Time and place: Feb. 12, 2021 11:00 AM2:20 PM, Zoom

This year's Darwin Day event covers the topic of evolution and medicine. Speakers: Charles Swanton, Felicia Keesing, and Bruce Levin.


Time: Sep. 2, 2020

The Kristine Bonnevie lectures for 2020 have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles Darwin.
Time and place: Feb. 12, 2020 10:15 AM3:00 PM, Aud. 1, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, Oslo

This year's Darwin Day event covers a moonshot for biology: Resolving all genomes on earth within a decade! Speakers: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Josefin Stiller, Maren Wellenreuther, and Tom Gilbert.

Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo

Massimo Pigliucci is giving a talk at Litteraturhuset on stoicism. It is free and open to everyone. 

Photo of Nils Christian Stenseth.
Time and place: Nov. 2, 2019 9:00 AM7:00 PM, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, Oslo

A conference covering topics Nils Chr. Stenseth has worked on. Open to whoever would like to attend. Please register!

Logo for Forskningsdagene.
Time and place: Sep. 24, 2019 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Sal: Amalie Skram

Norske forskere tar nå opp arven etter Nansen og utforsker økosystemene i de arktiske havområdene. Hvorfor gjør de det? Hva venter de å finne? Hvilke lange tradisjoner bygger denne forskningen på?

Photo of  the speakers
Time and place: Sep. 2, 2019 10:15 AM12:20 PM, University Aula, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

The two speakers at the Kristine Bonnevie lectures for 2019 will be the German developmental biologist and Nobel Prize-winner Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, and the Norwegian neuroscientist and Nobel Prize-winner May-Britt Moser. Moser's lecture will be a multimedia concert lecture together with the Trondheim Soloists. Please register your participation in advance.

Image may contain: Penguin, King penguin, Vertebrate, Flightless bird, Bird.
Time and place: May 28, 2019 7:00 PM9:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Sal: Amalie Skram

Hva er egentlig kunnskapsstatusen for havområdene utenfor Antarktis? Arrangører: CEES, Nordområdeutvalget ved Universitet i Oslo og Norsk Polarinstitutt

Time and place: Feb. 12, 2019 10:15 AM1:45 PM, Aud. 1, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, Oslo

Welcome to the annual Darwin Day lectures at the University of Oslo! Lectures by Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant, Arkhat Abzhanov and Leif Andersson. Since Darwin’s time insights from the fields of genetics, genomics, behavior and ecology have continued to illuminate how and why species evolve. At this event you will hear about the progress that has been made in our understanding of speciation and related topics. 

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2018 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, Aud. 1, Blindern, Oslo

We welcome you to two open lectures! Spencer C. H. Barrett on "Plant sex and the foundations of evolutionary biology", and Anja C. Andersen on "The importance of scientific integrity". This event is part of the University’s annual celebration.