Norwegian airline pilots have for a long time been among the very best when it comes to landing under difficult weather conditions in winter. Recently, they have become even better because mathematical modelling and enormous amounts of data are being used to tell them how slippery the runway is – before the airplane’s wheels touch the ground.
Neuroscientists from the University of Oslo are the first in the world to discover that structures on the outside of neurons play an important role in storing long-term memories.
Physics in schools is still taught from an outdated 19th century point of view. This essay argues for introducing general relativity to physics students at high school.
- Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
- Department of Biosciences
- School of Pharmacy
- Department of Physics
- Department of Geosciences
- Department of Informatics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Technology Systems
- Centre for Computing in Science Education (CCSE)
- Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
- Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
- Centre for Entrepreneurship (SFE)
- Centre for Material Sciences and Nanotechnology (SMN)
- Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS)
- Centre for Scalable Data Access in the Oil and Gas Domain (SIRIUS)
- Norwegian Centre for Science Education
- Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences
SMN finally has a communications adviser
Feb. 19, 2018 12:14 PM
Elina Melteig started working for the Department of Chemistry, SMN and the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences the 12th of February.
SolarALMA in Horizon Magazine
Feb. 12, 2018 9:34 AM
The SolarALMA project is featured in an article in EUs research and innovation magazine Horizon.
Arctic heat flow, do we have a North Pole thermal anomaly?
Feb. 8, 2018 9:31 AM
The Earth is cooling. It is losing heat that is/was formed by the radioactive decay of isotopes, as well as from the heat that was formed during planetary accretion. Heat flow thus underpins all aspects of Earth’s evolution and processes including mantle convection and plate tectonics. Heat flow measurements are useful in that they provide a snapshot into the thermal state at a given location. Steady state surface heat flow (whether that be from the seafloor or on land) varies around the world, and depends on a number of factors including the tectonic setting.
Magmatic activity in Brazil linked to one of the Earth's largest mass extinctions
Feb. 2, 2018 4:54 PM
The End-Triassic extinction is one of the largest mass extinctions in the history of Earth. It has been hypothesized that greenhouse gases released from volcanic activity of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) triggered the extinction. New models in a recent study demonstrate that large-scale gas generation followed the sill emplacement of CAMP in sedimentary basins in northern Brazil.