Events - Page 19

Time and place: Feb. 11, 2015 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room (V414, Physics building)

Anne Pluymakers, researcher at PGP, will present her PhD work on "Frictional and sealing behavior of simulated anhydrite fault gouge: Effects of CO2 and implications for fault stability and caprock integrity"

Time and place: Feb. 6, 2015 12:00 PM12:45 PM, Seminar (FV414)

Bjørn Vidar Johansen, leader of The Museum of University and Science History at the University of Oslo, will present us what was the initial plan for building the University of Oslo...a fascinating plan!

Bjørn V. Johansen is an art historian specializing in university architecture and university history. Between 1993 and 2004 he was employed by the Natural History Museum and the Cultural History Museum of UiO. From 2004 he has been head of the Museum of University History. His fields of work are architectural heritage and restoration, historical collections, research and outreach activities. He has also served as curator of the National Museum and project manager of the Norwegian Year of Cultural Heritage 2009.


Bjørn V. Johansen er kunsthistoriker med universitetsarkitektur og universitetshistorie som hovedområde. Fra 1993 til 2004 arbeidet han ved Naturhistorisk museum og kultur-historisk museum, UiO. I 2004 tiltrådte han som leder av Museum for universitets- og vitenskapshistorie (MUV). Arbeidsfelt er bygningshistorie og restaurering, gjenstands-forvaltning, forskning og ulike former for formidling. Utenfor UiO har han vært kurator ved Nasjonalmuseet og  prosjektleder ved Kulturminneåret 2009.

Time and place: Feb. 4, 2015 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room (V414, Physics building)

Marcel Moura, Ph.D student in the Condensed Matter Physics group, will present his work on "Two-phase flow in a quasi-2D porous medium: investigation of boundary effects in the measurement of pressure-saturation relationships"

Time and place: Jan. 30, 2015 3:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminar room (FV414)

Talk in relation with the EarthFlow project, but addressed to a broad audience, by Bjørn Jamtveit (PGP/UiO)

Time and place: Jan. 28, 2015 1:05 PM, FØ467

Pasquale Dario Serpico, LAPTh, Univ. de Savoy, CNRS


Despite its remarkable success, the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics does not address key facts revealed by cosmological and astrophysical observations. Until now, no signs of new physics have been discovered in laboratory experiments, leaving unclear what is the path chosen by Nature for the physics beyond the SM (BSM). I will discuss in this talk how indirect signals from Dark Matter (DM) might help us in this challenging "theoretical selection problem", with implications on foundational aspects of BSM physics. I will illustrate this point with possible DM interpretations of recent anomalies in multimessenger observations of energetic radiation of Galactic and extragalactic origin.
Time and place: Jan. 28, 2015 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room (V414, Physics building)

Janine Kavanagh, lecturer at University of Liverpool, will present her work on "Quantifying deformation and fluid dynamics in a developing model volcanic plumbing system"

Time and place: Jan. 23, 2015 3:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminar room - FV414

Jens Dyvik will present us the "Fellesverkstedet".

Jens Dyvik is a designer specialized in global collaboration and local manufacturing. He works with emotional connections between people and products, and aims to create services and products that help make those connections meaningful.

In 2013 he concluded a two year research world tour, where he worked at open collaborative workspaces on all corners of the world. He is currently applying this research into open design and personal manufacturing in Oslo, enabling him to make a living from an open and sharing design approach. He is also a co-founder of Fellesverkstedet, a super-FabLab in the making in Oslo.

Jens Dyvik er en designer spesialisert i globalt samarbeide og lokal produksjon. I april 2013 avsluttet han en toårig FabLab forskningreise hvor han jobbet på åpne digitale produksjonsverksteder jorden rundt. Han bruker denne kunnskapen om kortreist design, personlig produksjon og globalt samarbeide på sitt design studio i Oslo. Dette gjør han i stand til å leve av en åpen og delende tilnærming til design. Han er også co-founder av Fellesverkstedet, et åpent verksted for produksjon i Oslo.

Time and place: Jan. 9, 2015 3:15 PM4:00 PM, PGP seminar room (FV414)

Yuri Galperin, professor emeritus in the AMKS/Complex matter group at the UiO, will give a popular presentation of basic concepts behind the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014, given "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”.

Time and place: Dec. 17, 2014 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room (V414, Physics building)

Endre Joachim Mossige, student at Mathematic Department at UiO, will present his work on "Calibration of a microPIV/PTV-system and Effects of Particles being slightly out of Focus on Velocity Measurements".

Time and place: Dec. 12, 2014 3:15 PM4:00 PM, PGP seminar room (FV414)

Jan Svennevig from the Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier at the UiO, will tell us more about how to understand each other in a second language.

Time and place: Dec. 9, 2014 10:00 AMDec. 11, 2014 1:00 PM, LilleFy
Time and place: Dec. 5, 2014 3:15 PM4:00 PM, PGP Seminar room (F414)

Eivind Nicolai Lauritsen (Aftenposten Viten) will give you a primer in how to present your work to the broader public – and more importantly, make you understand why you should.

Time and place: Nov. 28, 2014 3:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminar room (FV414)

David Fonseca Mota from the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at UiO will present us his work.

Time and place: Nov. 26, 2014 1:05 PM, FØ467

Jesús Zavala Franco, University of Copenhagen [slides]


Although there is substantial gravitational evidence for the existence of dark matter, its nature as a new particle beyond the Standard Model remains one of the biggest mysteries in modern astrophysics. The favourite theoretical model, Cold Dark Matter (CDM), assumes that non-gravitational dark matter interactions are irrelevant for galaxy formation and evolution.

Surprisingly, there is no strong evidence for the CDM hypothesis. Current astronomical observations allow significant departures that have a relevant impact on our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve. Moreover, the observed properties of the smallest galaxies have been consistently in conflict with the predictions of the CDM model.

In this talk, I will argue that to explain galaxy formation and evolution in the broadest sense, an effective dark matter theory must contain a wider range of dark matter particle physics without spoiling the success of CDM in reproducing the large-scale structure of the Universe, while addressing its outstanding challenges at the scales of individual galaxies.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2014 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room (V414)

Benjy Marks, postdoc at Physics Department, will present some of PhD work on "How big things are (inside avalanches)"

Time and place: Nov. 14, 2014 3:15 PM4:00 PM, PGP seminar room (FV414)

Susan Braovac (Kulturhistorisk museum, UiO) will present us...

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2014 11:15 AM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room (V414)

Joakim Bergli, Ass. Prof. at Physics Department, will talk about "Maxwell's demon: an old thougth experiment with continued interest and the possibility of new real experiments"

Time and place: Nov. 10, 2014 1:15 PM4:00 PM, Auditorium 2, Helga Engs hus

Thesis title: Carbonation of ultramafic rock: Mechanochemical aspects

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2014 3:15 PM4:00 PM, PGP seminar room (FV414)

Elen Roaldset from the Natural History Museum at the UiO will tell us more about the Oslo's Opera house...

Time and place: Nov. 6, 2014 1:05 PM, FØ467

Ivica Picek, Univ. of Zagreb

After the discovery of the Higgs boson, searching for the dark matter (DM) is one of the main targets for the LHC. In light of evidence for neutrino mass it would be appealing that DM particles account for a solution to the small neutrino mass. A radiative neutrino mass realization dubbed  "scotogenic" (with DM particles in a loop) imposes an exactly conserved Z_2 symmetry to eliminate tree-level neutrino masses and to simultaneously stabilize a DM candidate.

In this talk I will discuss the possibility to avoid such ad hoc Z_2 symmetry: either by promoting it to a local gauge U(1)_D symmetry or by requiring that it arises "accidentally" (on account of the SM symmetry and a choice of the field content). In this context, I will discuss the testability of Majorana singlet, triplet  and quintet DM candidates at the LHC.

Time and place: Nov. 5, 2014 1:05 PM, FØ467

Alejandro Ibarra, Technische Universität München [slides]

The search for the gamma-rays which are presumably produced in dark matter annihilations is hindered by the existence of large, and still poorly understood, astrophysical backgrounds. In this talk we will emphasize the importance of sharp spectral features for the identification of a dark matter signal. We will review the status of the search of the various spectral features that arise in Particle Physics scenarios and we will discuss the interplay with other search strategies.

Time and place: Nov. 5, 2014 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room (V414)

Olivier Galland, Forsker in PGP-Geo, will present his laboratory work  on the "Dynamics of volcanic plumbing systems and magma emplacement in the Earth's crust"

Time and place: Oct. 31, 2014 3:15 PM3:45 PM, PGP seminar room (FV414)

Alexander Bürger (Meteorological institute, Oslo, Norway) will present us his work done with his colleagues L. Andresen, G. Kielland, P-O. Kjensli, J-M. Lepioufle, Ø. Lie, O.E. Tveito and K. Ødemark.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2014 1:05 PM, FØ467

Pat Scott , Imperial College London [slides]

Searches for particle physics beyond the Standard Model come in many forms, from searches for new particles at accelerators to gamma-ray and neutrino telescopes, cosmic ray detectors and ultra-clean experiments deep underground.  Efforts to combine multiple search channels in 'global fits' to new physics scenarios typically consider only a subset of the available channels, and apply them to a very small range of possible theories. Astroparticle searches in particular are usually only included in a very approximate way, if at all.  In this talk I will review recent progress in improving this situation, and preview some of the future developments and challenges in this field.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2014 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PGP seminar room, V414

Guillaume Dumazer, postdoc in the Condensed Matter group, will present his theoretical and laboratory work on "2-phase granular transport in confined geometries"