2019

Andreia Plaza-Faverola. Photo: Torger Grytå
Published Nov. 25, 2019 2:19 PM

Friday 22. Nov. was the Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences awarded for the second time. The award goes to a woman who through her Ph.D. or postdoctoral work has made a significant contribution to geoscientific research. The award is presented by CEED and the Dept. of Geosciences, UiO, and it was Andreia Plaza-Faverola, UiT, who became the award winner for 2019.

Professor of geophysics Trond Helge Torsvik, Dept. of Geosciences, UiO. Photo: Private
Published Nov. 21, 2019 3:30 PM

Professor of geophysics Trond H. Torsvik from CEED and the Department of Geosciences, and Professor II of meteorology Michael Schultz, the GEO-department and The Norwegian Meteorological Institute appear on the Web of Science Group's list over global highly cited researchers. The list is based on citation on the 1 % top articles by field for 2008-18.  

Vice Dean of Solveig Kristiansen, MN faculty (left), Marius Lambert from the Department of Geosciences (right) awards the prize for best poster at 'PhD Day 2019' in Sophus Lies Aud, UiO. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO
Published Oct. 24, 2019 12:56 PM

PhD Day is an annual event organized each year by the UiO Science Library, in collaboration with the MN-faculty. There are scheduled lectures, and a poster session in which fellows at the faculty are invited to participate. This year Marius Lambert, Department of Geosciences won the award for the best poster. The competition was fierce. 

Working with flows in large volumes, such as in the ocean and atmosphere, depends on expertise in numerical method and programming. Students at the Department of Geosciences have achieved this by taking the course Atmosphere and Oceans on Computers. The teaching has now become a textbook. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot / UiO
Published Aug. 28, 2019 3:21 PM

Based on over 30 years of experience in modelling and numerical calculations, Professor Lars Petter Røed at the Department of Geosciences has written the textbook 'Atmospheres and Oceans on Computers'. The textbook summarises numerical methods for calculating atmospheric and ocean currents. Computer power is increasingly used in geosciences. Numerical calculations is the key.

Mathew Domeier (left) and Andreas Kääb, at the EGU General Assembly 2019 Vienna. Photo: Carmen Gaina
Published Apr. 26, 2019 12:35 PM

The European Geosciences Union holds annually its General Assambly in Vienna, Austria in April. This is the largest conference for geoscientists in Europe, and it covers all subject fields under the 'geoscience umbrella'.  For 2019 two scientists from University of Oslo got awards for their research in geosciences, respectively in geomatics/remote sensing and geology.

Prof. Andreas Max Kääb, Department of Geosciences receives medal and diploma by EGU, Vienna; April 8, 2019. Photo: Bernd Etzelmüller/UiO
Published Apr. 10, 2019 12:29 PM

Vienna 8th of April: The European Geosciences Union (EGU) presented Professor Andreas Max Kääb, Department of Geosciences with the "Louis Agassiz Medal" of 2019. The medal is awarded to research efforts that are "outstanding", and the reasons from EGU for awarding Kääb the medal speak for themselves.