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Three guys sitting in concrete stairs
Published Dec. 8, 2017 3:09 PM

Students in Innovation and Entrepreneurship have officially launched their Streets of Oslo brand, with their first product Ryggsekk Orginal.

Picture of  Director of the University of Oslo Gunn-Elin Bjørneboe.
Published Dec. 7, 2017 1:38 PM

The University of Oslo will commence using the new learning management system Canvas in the autumn semester of 2018. Canvas is an advanced system that will give us new possibilities in course development, teaching and student contact.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

SPARK Norway is a two-year innovation programme to further develop ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society. Researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus can apply UiO:Life Science to be included in the programme.

Published Dec. 5, 2017 8:55 AM

by Anne Hope Jahren

Published Nov. 30, 2017 12:16 PM

Congratulations to Mina Martine Frey for successfully defending her Master's thesis on October 31, 2017.

Tobias, photo: Private
Published 30. nov. 2017 11:58
Per Krohgs paintings in the hall, Fysikkbygningen.
Published Nov. 28, 2017 2:01 PM

In the New Year there will be an election of one new member, representing the temporary academic staff, to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ Faculty Board for 2018. Deadline to promote candidates is 15th of December 2017 at 12.00.

The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain: Seafloor topography (bathymetry) of the Pacific showing the volcanos and submerged seamounts of the Hawaiian and Emperor Chains together with the 50 million-year-old bend between them. Image: Google Earth
Published Nov. 9, 2017 10:31 AM

Hawaii sits at the end of a chain of volcanoes running across the Pacific Ocean floor, but in the middle of this chain lies a bend of 60 degrees. For many decades geoscientists have struggled to explain exactly how and why this feature occurred around 50 Million years ago. A new study from CEED, sheds light on this long-standing geological controversy – A massive collision at the edge of the Pacific Ocean was the culprit.

Published Nov. 3, 2017 3:44 PM

PhD student Solveig Næss and coauthors provide novel information on the nature of EEG signals with forward modelling.

Published Nov. 3, 2017 3:42 PM

This paper presents a model fitting approach, where the model parameters (ion-channel conductances) are fitted in a stepwise manner and aims to reproduce  membrane potential dynamics in the soma and along the dendrites. The method could prove useful for fitting to data from voltage-sensitive dye (VSD) imaging techniques.

Published Nov. 2, 2017 12:30 PM

Dr. Pål Trosvik talks about competing gut bacteria and the latest article from his group, in Norgesglasset on NRK Radio. Listen to the episode here!

Published Nov. 2, 2017 8:13 AM

Are you a scientist working on health-related topics in the life science domain? Do you have an idea for a new solution or technology with innovation potential, but need help to take the next steps? Why not let the new two-year SPARK Norway programme at UiO help you!

Centre PIs and director
Published Nov. 1, 2017 3:18 PM

Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) officially opened on November 1st 2017.

Published Oct. 30, 2017 11:03 AM

UiO:Energy attended the Energy Info Days and the UNI-SET conference in Brussels. During the Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days new funding opportunities offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020 were presented while during the UNI-SET conference views on the design of future energy education and research programs were exchanged.  

Published Oct. 27, 2017 2:22 PM

New publication in PNAS with first authors from University of Ferrara, Italy, and CEES at IBV, University of Oslo, Norway.

Combined images processed by Andreas Max Kääb from the Sentinel 1 radar satellites. Images: Andreas Kääb/UiO, satellite data by EU/ESA Copernicus. More detailed picture below in the article.
Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:34 PM

Southern Norway has been hit several times by exceptionally heavy rain and following flooding in October 2017. The cloud cover during such rain events makes it difficult to get an overview over the flooded areas from air and space. But the new European Sentinel 1A and 1B radar satellites can look through the clouds, and give an accurate and timely overview over the affected areas

Sarah Incel. Photo: Private
Published Oct. 18, 2017 11:01 AM

The German researcher Sarah Incel has been granted one postdoc grant from the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship programme in the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. Incel will be affiliated to the Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP) at Dept. of Geosciences.

Published Oct. 9, 2017 1:00 PM

Dr. Mark Ravinet on speciation on the "Slightly Evolved" podcast.

Published Oct. 5, 2017 3:23 PM

Stephanie Werner is a newly elected member of the ESAs Solar System and Exploration Working Group (SSEWG).

Published Oct. 5, 2017 1:22 PM

Stephanie Werner is a newly elected member of the ESAs Solar System and Exploration Working Group (SSEWG).

Published Oct. 2, 2017 3:39 PM

The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research. At the University of Oslo (UiO) it will take place during week 6, February 2018.

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS - contribute a proposal by October 20th.

Mats Carlsson, director
Published Sep. 18, 2017 1:32 PM

The solar research group at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics becomes new centre of excellence.

Published Sep. 18, 2017 10:09 AM

We had a full house when Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, visited Oslo on September 6. He gave a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participated in a panel discussion on implications of stem cell therapy for patients and society. Watch the videos and see pictures from the events.

Floor plan for the new learning environment center in the ZEB building. Construction plan: Estate Department/ UiO
Published Sep. 15, 2017 10:16 AM

The Estate Department/UiO is rebuilding the old canteen in the ZEB building to a learning environment center that the geo-students can use.

Published Sep. 12, 2017 3:49 PM

Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen visited UiO today with promises of a start-up grant for UiO's new life science building