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Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

UiO:Life Science plans the launch of the SPARK innovation programme, developed by Stanford University. The goal is to get more innovation out of basic research. The other two European SPARK programs visit Oslo this summer to share their experiences, and one of UiO's PhD students will test the program's summer school in Japan.

Illustration of Shinya Yamanaka by Andy Potts.
Published June 22, 2017 11:11 AM

Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Oslo on September 6. He will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.

According to a new study is the global sea level rising faster than previously thought. The accelerating sea level will have impact on coastlines around the world.  Several of the World’s largest cities are near a coastline, here New York. For others see U.N. Atlas of the Oceans.  Illustration photo: Colourbox.com
Published June 21, 2017 9:50 AM

Across the globe, sea level has been rising for decades, but we don’t know how fast. Researchers have now analyzed tide gauge data and reconstructed global mean sea level since 1902. Their record yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but similar high rates of about 3.1 mm/yr as observed from independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades.

The Hawaiian-Emperor Bend:  This picture taken from a satellitte show the bend as a small pattern on the surface. Photo: Google Earth, NOAA, US, NGA; CEBCO; Landsat / Copernicus
Published June 15, 2017 1:11 PM

The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic island chain in the NW Pacific Ocean is well known for its peculiar 60° bend. This bend has been heavily debated for decades. Researchers from University of Oslo, GFZ Potsdam, and Utrecht University now definitely demonstrate that to form the observed bend requires an abrupt change in the motion of the Pacific tectonic plate, while southward drift of the mantle plume that has sourced the chain since ~80 Ma is required to explain its entire 2000 km length.

Published May 15, 2017 4:24 PM

At the life science lunches in March and April researchers from five different faculties at UiO talked about their innovative life science research across disciplines. Watch the recordings of the lunches.

On the cover: Aerial photos of decreasing permafrost taken by researchers from UiO on the front cover for the May issue of Nature Climate Change. Link to the journal.
Published May 10, 2017 2:58 PM

Aerial photos taken by drones are of great help for documenting changes at the ground for researchers at Department of Geosciences. Photos of the thawing of permafrost get attention, and in the May edition of the journal Nature Climate Change is one of their photos of decreasing permafrost in North of Norway chosen as a cover photo.

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Published Apr. 4, 2017 2:27 PM

It will be built a new classroom in connection with Auditorium 1 in the Geology building, Blindern. Auditorium 1-2 will therefore be closed from 18 April to tentatively Sept. 15, 2017. Also Visjonariet will be closed in certain periods.

Logo for four years-jubilee. Logo: CEED
Published Mar. 8, 2017 11:56 AM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics was opened in March 2013, and in 2017 turned into four SFF-year-old centre. CEED is a Centre of Excellence (CEO) at University of Oslo, hosted by the Department of Geosciences.

Logo for four years-jubilee. Logo: CEED
Published Mar. 8, 2017 11:48 AM

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics was opened in March 2013, and is now in 2017 turned four SFF-year-old. CEED is a Center of Excellence (CEO) at University of Oslo, hosted by the Department of Geosciences.

Geilo: Poster session during the DEEP General Assembly at Geilo, Feb. 2017.
Published Mar. 7, 2017 9:47 AM

In February 2017 thirty members of the research school DEEP gathered at Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo for the first General Assembly in the research school network. Networking, lectures and a workshop were on the agenda, and some skiing of course.

Mauritius: A recently published study in the open access journal Nature Communications, documents evidence for an ancient continental crust beneath the young but inactive volcanoes on the island of Mauritius. Photo: Pixabay.com
Published Feb. 1, 2017 9:36 AM

Mauritius is best known as a tropical holiday paradise island in the Indian Ocean, but for an Earth Science research team led by Professor Trond H. Torsvik it is piece of a geological puzzle. Now they have found a new fragment of an ancient continental crust beneath the young, but inactive volcanoes on the island.

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Published Jan. 2, 2017 11:05 AM

January 1 2017, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences expanded from eight to nine Departments. The unit formerly known as UNIK is renamed as Department of Technology Systems. A warm welcome to all our new employees.