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Regine Hock in Glasgow at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference. The conference was this year hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, and it took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021. Photo: Private
Published Nov. 29, 2021 3:47 PM

Professor Regine Hock, Department of Geosciences, UiO was attandee at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scottland. In this short article she give her impressions from this important and exciting conference.

Image may contain: seismic tomography of SE Asia and Africa showing slabs and plumes
Published Oct. 12, 2021 4:53 PM

At the crushing pressures of the Earth’s lower mantle electrons were long ago predicted to undergo a quantum change. But it had escaped geophysical detection for decades, until now. A study in Nature Communications found the signature by studying the coldest and hottest regions, and suggests that the inside of our planet is more complex than we thought.

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Published Sep. 24, 2021 4:31 PM

Social distancing is done for. Reading rooms and pubs can be filled up. Colleagues will again meet at work. As of 4 pm Saturday 25 September, the vast majority of national infection control measures will be removed.

Screenshot: Mt Fagradalsfjell eruption on Iceland: Introduction and welcome at the webinar, June 2021.
Published Aug. 5, 2021 3:04 PM

The Mt. Fagradalsfjall on Iceland erupted in March 2021 and the eruption is still active. In June it was organised a webinar where volcanic, tectonic, and seismic experts gave a picture of the eruption. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube