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Time and place: Oct. 29, 2021 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Peisestua (rom 304), Svein Rosselands hus

Sondre Vik Furuseth, Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, UiO.

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Time and place: Oct. 29, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Anna Rogowitz (University of Vienna): Transforming a gabbro into an eclogite without fracturing - A tale of opening and closing fluid pathways

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Time and place: Nov. 5, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Jordi Bolibar (Utrecht University): Towards interpretable, physics-informed machine learning models for glacier evolution

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Time and place: May 9, 2022May 13, 2022, Oslo

The scientific program will include invited talks, selected oral contributions from submitted abstracts, and poster presentations, covering the following topics:

  • Nuclear level density
  • Gamma-ray strength function
  • Phase transitions in mesoscopic systems
  • Applications in astrophysics and reactor physics
  • Other related topics

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Time and place: Oct. 22, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Martijn van den Ende (Université Côte d'Azur): Earthquakes, fibre-optic cables, and a zebra: intelligent solutions for tomorrow's seismology

Time and place: Oct. 21, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Origo and zoom

Senior Engineer Sigrid Rønneberg, Justervesenet (The Norwegian Metrology Service)

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Time and place: Oct. 12, 2021 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Zoom / CCSE

Marcos Caballero: Integrating computation in American high schools - a tale of resourcing, federalism, and equity

Tor Ole Odden: Everything can be a vector! An approach to teaching machine learning to early physics students?

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Time and place: Oct. 8, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Julien Scheibert (École Centrale Lyon): Towards the design of contact interfaces with a specified friction law

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Time and place: Oct. 8, 2021 2:00 PM, Zoom / Lille Fysiske auditorium (V232), Fysikkbygningen

Odd Petter Sand will defend his thesis Integrating Computing with Mathematics and Science Education: Case Studies of Student Understanding and Teaching design for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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Time and place: Oct. 1, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Mathijs Janssen (University of Oslo): Electrolyte relaxation near electrified surfaces—from flat plates to nanoporous supercapacitors

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Time and place: Sep. 28, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

Statistics courses typically come in two different flavors: 1) A first type of course seeks deep understanding based on mathematical reasoning and proofs. 2) A second type of course focuses on practical applications, primarily based on fixed recipes without delving into underlying details. 3) I will here propose a third way, which seeks understanding of fundamental concepts, but through programming and simulation instead of mathematical proofs. This third way is thus geared towards students that have a stronger background in programming than mathematics, and that seek to understand the fundamentals as a basis for developing statistical analyses and data science methodology. This third way would also exploit its basis in programming to promote self-driven exploration, drawing inspiration from how computing has been integrated into science education through the long-running CSE initiative. I will provide examples ranging from how to explore the central limit theorem to performing Bayesian marginalization.

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2021 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Origo, The Physics Building

By Professor Michele K. Dougherty

Department of Physics, the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London

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Time and place: Sep. 20, 2021 1:15 PM, Zoom / Origo, Fysikkbygningen

Magnus Fagernes Ivarsen will defend his thesis Plasma Irregularity Dissipation in the F-Region Ionosphere. Making Sense of the Decay and Subsequent Lifetimes of Turbulent Plasma Structures in the Ionosphere for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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Time and place: Sep. 14, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom / Stort møterom CCSE

In this talk, I will briefly describe four different perspectives from the educational research literature on what it means to learn scientific computing: 1) modeling, 2) practices, 3) computational thinking, and 4) computational literacy.

I will also touch on the epistemologies inherent to each theory - what they have to say about scientific knowledge, cite key references, and suggest instructional approaches tailored to each approach.

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Time and place: Sep. 10, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Chris MacMinn (University of Oxford): Fluid-fluid phase separation in a soft porous medium

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Time and place: Sep. 9, 2021 4:00 PM5:00 PM, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus

Bachelorstudenter på UiO fikk gå på en spesiell lab i vår. På skaperverkstedet LagLivLab dyrket de celler som de roterte med elektriske felt, stimulerte med elektroder til å bevege seg som robot-muskler og sugde inn i mikrofluidikk-brikker for å skape miniatyrinkubatorer.

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Time and place: Sep. 3, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Luke Zoet (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Investigating subglacial processes through seismicity and experimentation

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Time and place: Aug. 27, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Eric Larose (Université Grenoble Alpes): Environmental seismology : an emerging tool for probing slopes stability, rockfalls, and the evolution of the permafrost.

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Time and place: Aug. 20, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, https://uio.zoom.us/j/61687425496

Renaud Toussaint (Université de Strasbourg/University of Oslo): Induced seismicity under Strasbourg: Possible mechanisms

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Time and place: June 23, 2021 9:00 AM, zoom

Doctoral candidate Sisay Mebre Abie at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is defending the thesis 

"Bioimpedance as a tool for monitoring the effect of freezing and thawing of meat"

for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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Time and place: June 17, 2021, Online

The 71st annual meeting of the Nordic Microscopy Society.

Time and place: June 3, 2021 8:30 AMJune 4, 2021 4:00 PM, Zoom, sign up to receive link.

We are delighted to invite you to the EarthFlows June Meeting 2021.

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Time and place: May 25, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

Constructive alignment of learning aims, examination and learning activities is a convincing principle for course design. However, to make a meaningful alignment, we first need to precisely define and understand these aspects in the context of a given course. For instance, if learning aims are to truly guide/define examination and learning activities, we need a rich conception of learning aims that goes well beyond the short, general and typically vague formulations provided on course web pages. As always, devil is in the details. To initiate a discussion, I will show examples of how we have tried to face the challenge of being sufficiently concrete in our approach to constructive alignment in the course IN1000 (a large introductory programming course at UiO).

Time and place: May 21, 2021May 28, 2021, Zoom room

Friday 21.5, 1415-1500: Tor Ole Odden

Friday 28.5, 0915-1000: Kirsty Dunnett

Time and place: May 11, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

After having taught computing in a mathematical setting for many years, I have collected a number of observations and hypotheses about how students develop their understanding. In particular I have seen many examples of how computing triggers understanding of mathematical concepts. Some of these are quite standard, eg.  numerical integration as a tool to extend the understanding of the definition of the integral. In this talk I will discuss some fairly obvious examples of this kind, but I will focus on some less obvious examples. Hopefully, this will illustrate that computing can be integrated fruitfully with mathematics in areas far beyond what we do today.