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34th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (NGWM20), 8-10. January 2020, Oslo (UiO). Poster: NGF
Published Jan. 8, 2020 3:53 PM

The 34th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (NGWM20) was opened Wednesday 8th January. The Geological Society of Norway is organizer with Dept. of Geosciences, NHM and The Science Library as contributors. Venue is University of Oslo, Blindern. The conference is fully-packed.

Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo.
Published Jan. 2, 2020 1:56 PM

The Department of Geosciences receives funding for six new projects from the Fri prosjektstøtte / FRIPRO program from the Research Council of Norway (NFR). This was announced December 18 last year. A total of three research projects as well as three projects in the "Young Research Talents" category are supported.

Andreia Plaza-Faverola. Photo: Torger Grytå
Published Nov. 25, 2019 2:19 PM

Friday 22. Nov. was the Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences awarded for the second time. The award goes to a woman who through her Ph.D. or postdoctoral work has made a significant contribution to geoscientific research. The award is presented by CEED and the Dept. of Geosciences, UiO, and it was Andreia Plaza-Faverola, UiT, who became the award winner for 2019.

Professor of geophysics Trond Helge Torsvik, Dept. of Geosciences, UiO. Photo: Private
Published Nov. 21, 2019 3:30 PM

Professor of geophysics Trond H. Torsvik from CEED and the Department of Geosciences, and Professor II of meteorology Michael Schultz, the GEO-department and The Norwegian Meteorological Institute appear on the Web of Science Group's list over global highly cited researchers. The list is based on citation on the 1 % top articles by field for 2008-18.  

Vice Dean of Solveig Kristiansen, MN faculty (left), Marius Lambert from the Department of Geosciences (right) awards the prize for best poster at 'PhD Day 2019' in Sophus Lies Aud, UiO. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO
Published Oct. 24, 2019 12:56 PM

PhD Day is an annual event organized each year by the UiO Science Library, in collaboration with the MN-faculty. There are scheduled lectures, and a poster session in which fellows at the faculty are invited to participate. This year Marius Lambert, Department of Geosciences won the award for the best poster. The competition was fierce. 

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Published Oct. 21, 2019 4:56 PM

Since April 2019, Carlos Quintero Noda is a new postdoc of the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS). His aim? To become a better researcher expanding his knowledge of numerical simulations, while learning how to enjoy the Norwegian winter.

Professor Jim Tørresen
Published Sep. 18, 2019 1:18 PM

The ninth edition of the International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) conference was hosted by the ROBIN-group. This conference gathers scientists and researchers from computer science, robotics, psychology and developmental studies to share knowledge and research on how humans develop sensing, reasoning and actions.

Publisert 1. sep. 2019 21:06

ICDL-EpiRob is a unique conference that gathers scientists and researchers from computer science, robotics, psychology and developmental studies to share knowledge and research on how humans develop sensing, reasoning and actions. This year the Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ROBIN) research group at University of Oslo (UiO) organised and hosted the conference.

Working with flows in large volumes, such as in the ocean and atmosphere, depends on expertise in numerical method and programming. Students at the Department of Geosciences have achieved this by taking the course Atmosphere and Oceans on Computers. The teaching has now become a textbook. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot / UiO
Published Aug. 28, 2019 3:21 PM

Based on over 30 years of experience in modelling and numerical calculations, Professor Lars Petter Røed at the Department of Geosciences has written the textbook 'Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers'. The textbook summarises numerical methods for calculating atmospheric and ocean currents. Computer power is increasingly used in geosciences. Numerical calculations is the key.